What you'll do
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 two 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. Post tour - we'll wander back with you to the start point - or you might want to dive straight into the lake for a swim! Let us know if you'd like lunch ideas or tips about other local experiences too.
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.
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Where you'll be
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!
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Tour route can be adapted for varying fitness levels and mobility.
You'll need to make your own way to the starting point of the tour. There isn't any public transport, but we can arrange local 'pick up's' if you don't have a car.
Lake Conjola eco-walk with a local