Mermaids Inlet is a bushwalk that can be found along the South Coast in Currarong. This is just a short distance out of Nowra by car. To begin the walk, you will need to park your car in a small carpark that is found on the end of Beecroft Parade. The only facilities in this area are picnic tables and a small BBQ for lunch.
You start the walk to Mermaids Inlet by heading over the bridge which takes you over Abrahams Bosom Creek. You will follow the path until you come to an information board where you are given a few routes. If you are looking for the fastest way to get to the Inlet, you take the second path on your second right after the information board. This will direct you along Marions Way to Mermaids Inlet. From here follow the path along continuing to follow the signs. A great spot to stop for a swim is Lobster Beach which is along this route. The path continues from Lobster Bay for around another 1km or so before you come to the final crossroads. You will have a sign directing you to Mermaids Inlet and Gosangs tunnel.
Gosangs tunnel is a short walk that will take you to the left. Many people overlook this part but it is highly recommended to go and see. You can actually crawl through the 10m tunnel and on the other side you are rewarded with spectacular views. Please keep in mind that there are no railing to prevent you from falling off of the rocks, enter at your own risk. It is not advised to take children through the cave due to the risk of falling. You will be able to capture some amazing ocean shots from this stunning hidden gem. From here you can continue back to the path that leads you to Mermaids Inlet.
The path from the crossroads where you turned to go to Gosangs cave, encourages you to walk straight past the danger sign. Here you will make your way along a narrow rock path that will lead you to stunning views of the blue water in the inlet below. This area is a popular spot for rock fisherman and tourists. It is advised not to go too close to the cliffs edge due to strong waves.
To return back to the carpark, you can continue the loop that goes along Coomies walk although that can take up to 5kms one way. It is advised you return the same way you came to prevent getting lost. After the long, flat walk back to the car you can then head to Abraham Bosoms beach for a well-earned swim.
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