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Tathra Headland Walkway

The Project

The Tathra Headland Wharf Access project will see the design and construction of an accessible walking path around the Tathra Headland as well as connecting Tathra Wharf to Lions Park and carpark.

“The project includes replacement of the Lions Lookout that was destroyed in the Tathra bushfire, view concept design here.

The design by landscape architects Thompson Berrill Landscape Design will be constructed by local contractor selected after public tender.

You can view the proposed whale watching lookout, Zig Zag ramp and overall plan here.


In 2014, twelve community members formed the Tathra Headland Wharf Access Group (THWAG) who have since carried out community engagement and lobbying to make this project happen. The THWAG proposed this project to Council in 2016, who unanimously endorsed it. The project came about as a response to the identified local community and tourist need for a safe and accessible pathway linking the historic Tathra Wharf to the Tathra Headland as well as a link from the Wharf to Lions Park.


In 2018, Bega Valley Shire Council was awarded $1,219,000 from the NSW Government under the Regional Growth – Environmental and Tourism Fund to design and construct the walkway.

Connection to Council's Community Strategic Plan

This project is connected to Council's Community Strategic Plan Outcome 1 – Active and Healthy Communities: Goal 2 – We are an active, healthy community with access to good quality recreation and sporting facilities.

Who can I speak to?

Andrew Stewart
Project Manager
Bega Valley Shire Council

Phone: 6499 2222

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