Kianiny Bay lookout

Download & Print Map and Notes

15 mins

416 m Return

35 m

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.

Maps for the Kianiny Bay lookout walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Bega 1:25 000 Map Series 88241S BEGA NSW-88241S
Bega 1:100 000 Map Series 8824 BEGA 8824

Cross sectional view of the Kianiny Bay lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Kianiny Bay lookout

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 416 m
Time 15 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 150m of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 55m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 150m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 55m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 150m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 55m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 210m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 210m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 210m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Kianiny Bay lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Kianiny Bay lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Kianiny Bay lookout walk starts and ends at the Kianinny Boat Ramp (gps: -36.736751, 149.9819)
Your main transport option to Kianinny Boat Ramp is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the South Coast weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂