Sapphire Coast Pram Walks
It would be a challenge to find a bad walk in this picturesque part of the world. In the far south of NSW, is a place called “The Sapphire Coast” within Yuin Country, boasts beautiful views, beaches, coastlines, bushwalks, lakes and wildlife spotting guaranteed. But what about Pram walks?
When you’re limited to walks that accommodate a pram as a parent it can be useful to have a list. If you have toddlers or older children in tow, bring swimmers and a towel as there are many places for a dip in the sunshine.
Here are 5 of the best pram walks in the Pambula / Merimbula area. There are plenty more, however this is a great start.
Pram walks in the Pambula area
- Panboola Wetlands – easy 3.5km loop. Beautiful, flat walk located in Pambula town. Ex race track, Appropriate for pram, kid bikes and you’re very likely to spot some beautiful birds or kangaroos in the Panboola Wetlands. As named, can get muddy if wet. Picnic tables and seats are available around the walk.
- Tura Beach Headland walking track – easy 1.8km return trail. Easily accessed for those with wheelchair and pram needs. Multiple viewing points along the track to stop and gaze at the amazing coastal landscape. Enjoy the beautiful rocky landscape overlooking the ocean at the end of the track.
Pram walks in the Merimbula area
- Merimbula boardwalk – easy 3.4km round trip. Famous in the local area for a divine sunrise view for those looking for benefits to bubs with early wakes. Plenty of areas to spot who our family refer to as “Mr Ray” (small stingrays) along the walk particularly on high tide – we have counted over 20 sightings on one walk previously! Coffee at the gorgeous Sunnys kiosk at the boat ramp side of the boardwalk and some small areas of beach for kids to play when lower tide along the way. Sunny’s kiosk also has boat hire if you’re interested.
Walking with Kids is not about the miles, it’s about the smiles!
- Fishpen loop – easy 2.1km round trip. Divine walk around some of Merimbula’s most beautiful spots. Flat, pram friendly. Kids could bring their bikes. Plenty of iconic coastline to gaze at as you stroll. Michie’s jetty and Main beach Merimbula. Coffee at Michie’s jetty or Cranky’s café is always delicious with friendly staff.
- Lake st shared Path – 1.3kms from Rotary park (near Spencer Park) to Bar beach. Elevated walkway beside tree tops accompanied by breathtaking views of Merimbula town & main beach. The wide track takes you from Rotary park near Spencer park – a great spot to start the walk with the prams as children of all ages enjoy Spencer park. Spencer Park has a fantastic coffee van open daily called Bonnie Day. Bar beach kiosk is open from October until April and provides unbeatable views of the child friendly beach that is Bar beach and tasty coffee. There is a steep descent if the pram comes down to the beach with you, in avoiding stairs. However, if you go slowly I would argue it is worth the brief inconvenience of the downhill to Bar beach.
Why walk with babies and kids?
There are so many benefits to getting out in to the fresh air and moving your body – beyond the obvious exercise related benefits, these nature walks will also boost self esteem, increase your energy, improve sleep quality (for you & the little ones) and if you can join forces with other Mums the benefits of social engagement plus community support can balance moods, reduce stress and give you an overall positive outlook on life. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go!
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