Meeting by the lakes edge outside the historic Conjola Post Office & Shop, the route for this guided eco-walk includes lakeside, bush and beach. You'll hear stories of natural environment, flora and fauna (and some surprising local history!) as we wander along the lake edge with binoculars handy for a closer look at the abundant birdlife. Kangaroo sightings are guaranteed on this walk, and lakeside is where we're most likely to see them. Next, via a boardwalk through the bush, you'll visit 3 fabulously placed look-outs with stunning vistas of lake and coast, before emerging on beautiful Conjola beach. Walks along the sea shore vary seasonally. You might see whales, dolphins, endangered beach-nesting birds (and surfers catching a break off Green Island). Leaving the beach via a walk over sand dunes - looking out for wildlife tracks & seasonal plants - we follow the lake edge back to finish near Conjola Entrance boat ramp, with views over to Conjola National Park. Bushfire Update Feb 2020 Conjola District was badly affected by recent bushfires, and we'll share some stories of this challenging time with you on the tour. Luckily the tour route wasn't burnt so no changes there, but a heads up the national park views are no longer lush and green. Your visit will have a positive impact on our bushfire affected community - thank you.
I’m co-founder of Kotahi Tourism and live at the head of Lake Conjola. I've developed and guided (award winning!) tours in both Australia and New Zealand, and love sharing our unique local environment with visitors. I'm generally joined on these walks by my husband Hohepa. We're both from NZ and met when we were working at Te Papa - the Museum of NZ. We've lived in Australia since 2001, initially in Sydney where I managed The Rocks Discovery Museum and Sydney Learning Adventures, before we made a 'tree & sea' change to the beautiful NSW South Coast & started Kotahi Tourism in 2013.
You get '2-for-1' guides on this walk! I'm joined by my husband Hohepa, co-Founder of Kotahi Tourism, who adds his own stories to the experience from a Māori perspective. Please note: We respectfully do not interpret Aboriginal Cultural heritage on this guided walk at Lake Conjola - but we'll recommend some great local Aboriginal tours and experiences if you're interested!
最多可供4位旅人參加，不限年齡。 Tour route can be adapted for varying fitness levels and mobility.
COVID 19 update - May 15 2020 This experience is fully compliant with NSW govt regulations, including social distancing. Reduced numbers - 4 visitors per tour (to be cautious). If there's more in your group though, you can book a private tour - up to 8 people + 2 Guides is still compliant.
Lake Conjola eco-walk with a local