12 exquisite, lesser-known bushwalking tracks to explore on the South Coast

FLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE for a list of hikes to add to your bucket list in 2017.  

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Photos: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Visit NSW, Tim the Yowie Man