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Why this Hike
This hidden gem of a hike near Cape Paterson at Harmers Haven is a great half day adventure for hikers of all abilities. It includes lush coastal tea tree woodlands, singing birds and the beautiful rock hopping at Cutlers Beach. The hike remains almost entirely flat and easy to navigate making it perfect for hikers of all levels and abilities.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting from the carpark at the end of Viminaria Road in Harmers Haven the hike follows the track along the fence line and through the tea tree woodland towards Cutlers Beach. Passing by a bench in memory of naturalist Sherry Collins will mark the about the halfway point to the beach and continuing to walk you will reach the rocky and rough Cutlers Beach. After enjoying the coast and having had a break you can walk back along the same track back to the starting point of the hike. The hike is very easy to navigate and once you are on the path from the start of the carpark and you will find the flat undulating track very easy to traverse.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.