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Monument Hill walking track

Arakoon National Park

Overview

Featuring stunning coastal views, the easy Monument Hill walk takes in the historic monument built for German gaol internees before finishing at Little Bay picnic area.

Where
Arakoon National Park
Distance
1.4km one-way
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or whale watch.
  • Take care on this path as the casuarina needles can be slippery and there are some steep sections.
  • Mermaid Pools, near this walking track, is not recommended for swimming. Large waves wash over the area and visitors can be swept off the rocks.

If you take a walk along the Monument Hill walking track, you’ll be rewarded with the sight of casuarinas in the heathlands, spectacular coastal views, and the fresh sea breeze upon your cheeks as you approach the summit.

The monument itself was built as a tribute to German internees who passed away in Trial Bay Gaol during World War I. Along the walk you’ll see many flannel flowers, planted by the internees because they reminded them of edelweiss and of home.

If you do feel like a longer walk, you can join the Bridle trailand loop back via Powder Magazine walking track, and if you’d like a break, you can enjoy a picnic or go for a paddle around Little Bay picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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Monument Hill walking track, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Debby McGerty