Kianiny Bay lookout
Yuin Country

15 min to 30 min

430 m
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Hard track
Kianiny Bay lookout is a quick and fantastic way to view the coast just south of Tathra. There is plenty of parking at Kianiny Bay and a pleasant picnic area to start the journey. The walk follows a well formed path to the informal lookout, where you can sit and enjoy the passing ships and the fascinating rugged coastline. Let us begin by acknowledging the Yuin people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Kianiny Bay car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Picnic shelter Kianiny Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Picnic table Kianiny Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Playground in Kianiny Bay picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bridge from Kianiny picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stairs up from Kianiny Bay. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walker at Kianiny lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Kianiny lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from Kianiny lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-36.7367919,149.9819043)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Bega Street, 9
  • Turn on to Davidson Street then drive for 420 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 205 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 25 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the car park, this walk keeps the water on the left as it heads down the stairs to the grassed area of the park. The track then continues along the creek, below on the left, to a bridge and information sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Find the park at the start.
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
Then pass the toilet (30 m on your right).
After another 60 m find the "Kianinny Bay picnic area" (on your right).
Kianinny Bay picnic area
Kianinny Bay picnic area

Kianinny Bay picnic area is found at the end of Davidson St in Tathra. The picnic area leads off the boat ramp's parking area. Kianinny Bay picnic area has an electric BBQ hot plate underneath a shelter. The picnic area also boasts a number of tables, grass clearing, toilets and a playground. Kianinny Bay picnic area is at one end of the Kangarutha Track and, with the large car park at the bay, this makes it quite convenient for car shuffles.
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Kianinny Bay picnic area is found at the end of Davidson St in Tathra. The picnic area leads off the boat ramp's parking area. Kianinny Bay picnic area has an electric BBQ hot plate underneath a shelter. The picnic area also boasts a number of tables, grass clearing, toilets and a playground. Kianinny Bay picnic area is at one end of the Kangarutha Track and, with the large car park at the bay, this makes it quite convenient for car shuffles.

After another 70 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 10 m pass the playground (15 m on your right).
Veer left.
Continue another 15 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 215 m to get back to the start.
"Kianinny Bay Lookout".
Kianinny Bay Lookout
Kianinny Bay Lookout

Kianinny Bay Lookout is perched on the hill, just south of Kianinny Bay. The lookout is an unfenced rock platform which has two white nautical markers placed on it. The lookout views the passage of boats into Kianinny Bay as they avoid the rocks near the northern headland. The lookout can be accessed from Kianinny Bay car park in Tathra, using the Kangarutha Track.
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Kianinny Bay Lookout is perched on the hill, just south of Kianinny Bay. The lookout is an unfenced rock platform which has two white nautical markers placed on it. The lookout views the passage of boats into Kianinny Bay as they avoid the rocks near the northern headland. The lookout can be accessed from Kianinny Bay car park in Tathra, using the Kangarutha Track.

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Kianiny Bay lookout


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 430 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 65 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
65 m[toilet]
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