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Loon.tite.ter.mair.re.le.hoin.er

57. Loon.tite.ter.mair.re.le.hoin.er

time 40 - 60 minute return - return by same route or circuit return via footpath route. (2.3 km circuit)
access
The walk commences close to the centre of the town of Swansea which is on the Tasman Highway (A3). See map
facilities
Toilet, picnic and shops all located nearby in the town centre
grade Level 2
what to take Group A items
cautions Supervise children, unpatrolled beaches, unprotected tack edges
prohibited To protect breeding shearwaters, dogs are not permitted on the track between dusk and dawn 15 September to 15 April. Dogs must be kept on a leash at other times

Right in the heart of Swansea is a walk that offers stunning coastal scenery. Named after the local band of Aboriginal people, this track takes you from Waterloo Beach to Shouten Beach.

Highlights

The track passes through a shearwater (muttonbird) breeding area. These remarkable migratory birds use burrows in which to breed. The birds can be seen at dusk in the summer months when they return to their burrows after feeding at sea.