A new addition to the Far South Coast's stunning variety of scenic walks is to be launched this month.
On June 26, the community is invited to the official opening of the Wharf to Wharf walk, which links the historic Tathra and Merimbula Wharfs across 27km of spectacular coastline and wilderness.
"There aren't many walks in the region where you can walk out of the middle of town and into the middle of another town with 70 per cent of the walk in between being really in the wilderness," project co-coordinator Mark Darby from Tathra Lions said.
The walk links existing trails through public coastal reserves, flora reserves, beaches and Bournda National Park, providing a connected walking experience along the stunning coastline between Merimbula and Tathra.
The track will include dedicated signage and totems to guide the walker along their journey as well as comprehensive track notes that help navigate the walk.
"It's worth having just to get an indication of where the trails go because even locals who have known the area might not know where the trails connect," Mr Darby said.
The official opening ceremony will be held at Tathra Wharf at 10am June 26 and a 45-minute guided walk to explore the start of the trail will begin shortly after at 11am.
To celebrate the opening of the walk, a range of free family activities are being offered.
The Tathra Wharf Museum is offering free entry all weekend, teaching visitors about the fascinating maritime history of the building and town.
There will be a treasure hunt on the Tathra Headland from 11am on June 26, run by Bournda Environmental Education Centre.
The NPWS Junior Discovery Rangers will also be at headland from 11am until 2pm offering games, quizzes mask making and more hands-on activities.
The Wharf to Wharf walk can be undertaken as two or three separate day hikes.
It can also be be undertaken as an overnight hike with hikers staying at Hobart Campground in Bournda National Park.
For enthusiasts, it can be done in a day if you're really keen.
The project was initiated and developed by the Lions Clubs of Pambula-Merimbula and Tathra in cooperation with Bega Valley Shire Council, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and a wide range of community groups.
It was funded by the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund, a Vinnies Community Bushfire Grant, Australian Lions Foundation General Grant and the Lions Club of Tathra.
Mr Darby said the project was designed to assist recovery in the area.
First by getting people back into the forest post bushfires and then by attracting visitors to the area to support local businesses.
"Post bushfires we all have a re-assessment of our relationship with the environment, therefore having a walk that celebrates that and reminds us of where we live is a key important part."
General manager of Sapphire Coast Destination Marketing Anthony Osborne said the walk will provide another reason to draw visitors to our area.
"I think its got the potential with the Merimbula and Tathra wharfs, both have incredible maritime heritage stories and they themselves are iconic attractions in NSW, the walk can become quite symbolic," Mr Osborne said