The Outdorian Magazine - Page 26

The Southern End: surf, fishing and beautiful bays
“facelift” before we left on our trip around Australia.
The park starts off accessible for all vehicles along a sealed
While we don’t have a convoy, it is recommended that you
road that takes you to the south of the peninsula. Here you
invite some friends (preferably ones that have a winch),
can access Yangie Bay, an ideal place for a day trip and
and definitely your own recovery gear – travelling across
overnighter if you’re in a two-wheel drive looking to camp.
Australia, compared to a short camping expedition, means
Bring your canoe, fishing rod and drink of choice to admire
a lot of extra weight.
the surroundings.
Make sure to lower your tyre pressure on any sand as it does
Point Avoid is actually a spot you shouldn’t avoid, Anxious
get soft, and the lower tyre pressure means you won’t ‘cut
Bay (I think someone is having a laugh) is like a place out of
up’ the tracks for others. Don’t forget to check tide times
a magazine for perfect beaches, and Golden Island Lookout
when traversing beaches.
(finally a fitting name!) should also be added to this list of
gorgeous spots – I hope you have a pen and paper and are
writing these down for your next adventure!
As you leave Yangie Bay, and the majority of other people
behind you, you will come across some amazing hikes,
including the Black Rocks Hike and the Black Springs Hike.
If you brought a 4WD then you can access Gunyah Beach
There are amazing wildlife photography chances to be had
and Almonta Beach, both known for their fishing hot spots
along these walks. Keep an eye out for seabirds, bush birds,
and surf breaks. For us girls who don’t enjoy either sport,
kangaroos, goannas and snakes. Make sure to register your
you can bring your book and relax on the sand – everyone’s
sighting of a goanna on the National Parks website if you
a winner here.
see one!
The Middle Section: hikes, birds and tracks
We were really impressed with the abundance of native
The remainder of the park is only accessible by highclearance 4WDs. Lucky we gave our Troopcarrier Tracy a
flora and fauna within the park, and often had to stop the
car to let emus and their chicks go past.


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