Walking Since 1939

Nadgee Wilderness Pack Carry


Distance: 55km one-way

Walk Description

If you’re looking for the ultimate coastal hike, Nadgee Wilderness Walk could possibly be the one. Not for the faint-hearted, it’s a four-day 55 kilometre hike along untouched pieces of southern New South Wales and Victorian coastline from Merrica River to Mallacoota. This is a grade 5 trip. Only experienced hikers with pack carry experience will be considered. (group size max 7 hikers, due to transport)

Friday 1st Nov:  Around, 430 -5 pm,  leave  Melbourne, after work with the aim to get to Bairnsdale or Orbost (stay o/n accommodation).

Sat 2nd Nov: Leave early from Bairnsdale or Orbost and drive to Mallacouta,leave cars and get transfer to trail head at wonboyn with an aim to start walking around 1pm. Wonboyn has slim pickings to buy your lunch. You may need to allow time to buy lunch on way there or at Mallacoota.

Full itinerary will be released to participants after they have been accepted on the walk.

Day 1: Sat 2nd Nov – Walk Start

Day 2: Sun 3rd Nov

Day 3: Mon 4 Nov

Day 4: Tues 5th Nov (Melbourne Cup Day) – (Walk End). Stay in Mallacoota or drive to a town half way home.

Wed 6th Nov: Drive home.

Refer also to:  NSW National Parks: Nadgee wilderness walk

Costs and Booking

Cost of camping permits will be $30 per person to secure spot 30 days prior.

Ferry and vehicle transfer will be approximately $55.

Extra costs payable on trip: accommodation before and after hike. The leader will advise you about this once you have booked in (or you can use the Enquiry button below to ask the leader questions before you book in).

Booking is  required for this walk.  The Leader will confirm your acceptance onto the walk, or not, via email.  Payment in full is required once the leader accepts you onto the walk.   Payment details are provided on your acceptance pending payment email.    Once your payment has been confirmed by the Leader (please allow a few days for this) you will receive a confirmation email.

The leader will arrange car-pooling and transport once all walkers in the group have been confirmed.

What to Bring

• Backpack
• Tent and sleeping gear
• First aid kit
• Sufficient water – water can be scarce on this walk, you will need to be able to carry enough personal water for 1-2 days if needed – we can’t stress this fact enough, it’s very common for walkers to be under prepared for this and require rescuing from the area. You will need to be able to carry 5L of water at a minimum.
• Water filtration
• Food for 4 days – You will need to bring 3 Dinners, 3 lunches (if you buy lunch day one), and 3 Breakfasts in your pack for the 4 day walk itinerary. An emergency meal is always recommended on multi day walks.
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

It is expected that anyone undertaking an overnight walk has at least the experience and equipment necessary to comfortably complete a “medium” graded day walk.   If you are new to overnight camping, please refer to our Gear Checklist page or discuss with the leader.   Some equipment (eg tents, stoves) can be borrowed or shared provided you advise the leader of this when booking.  For harder-graded walks, the leader has the right not to accept bookings from anyone they consider is not sufficiently fit or experienced to undertake it, so please provide as much relevant information as you can when booking.

This walk is rated grade 5, difficult – only experienced participants will be considered. This is not a beginner hike!

If you are paying via EFT, use Trip Code: 011119 
{Include trip code + your name as payment description/reference. For a branch deposit, put the trip code in the Six Digit Aux Serial No.}

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

Still have questions?

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button.

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Activity Date(s)


November 1, 2019 8:00 pm


November 6, 2019 10:00 am







Kyle S

Booking Request

One Reply to “Nadgee Wilderness Pack Carry”

Daniel Grey:

Hi Kyle, Thanks for organising. I have paid now through the website/paypal. Looking forward to this one, will be amazing. Cheers, Dan.

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