Warden Head Walk, Ulladulla: The Coome Nulunga Walking Track

On New Years Eve we completed the Warden Head Walk, otherwise known as the Coome Nujunga Track. If you are looking for an easy walk with great views near Ulladulla this one is the pick and great for families too with lots to look at for the kids (and even a geocache at the track head).

The walk is about 4km in total and can be lengthened or shortened depending on which loop tracks you take along the way and how long you spend exploring the fossils on the rock platforms.

The best place to start the walk is at the lighthouse where there is parking for several cars. The lighthouse was built in 1873 and originally located on the Ulladulla breakwater. It was then relocated to its current location in 1889 and is one of only two wrought iron lighthouses in NSW (see here for more detail).

Ulladulla Lighthouse

From the lighthouse you have panoramic views out to sea and at the right time of year it is a great whale watching spot.

From there we followed the North track passing under an aboriginal sign posting. The track is well marked with posts bearing lizard paintings and follows a nice bush trail. At various points the track pops out to look outs on top of the cliff line which are all well maintained with fences.

Coome Nujunga Walking Track

Along the way there are great views with a variety of plants, animals, insects and bird life to see. There are also a number of aboriginal paintings along the track (some pictures below).

At the half way point you can drop down on to the rock platforms below the cliff lines which are just fabulous for exploring. Fossils, crabs, shells, rocks, ponds, marine life galore.

Warden Head Walk

Ulladulla Rock Platform

Ulladulla Rock Platform

After leaving the rock platform, follow the track west and you rejoin the road where you can either take a short cut back to the lighthouse or cross the road and rejoin the track near Rennies Beach.

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