Murramarang National Park

Murramarang National Park, Hamilton Lund / Tourism New South Wales
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Murramarang National Park rims the south coast for 44 kilometres and includes Durras Lake and several small offshore islands. The park features a string of lovely coves, sandy and rare shingle beaches, intriguing weathered sea stacks, rock platforms and a backdrop of low mountains. Of scientific interest are shell fossils, such as those at Snapper Head. Just north of the park is Murramarang Aboriginal Area, where the largest complex of shell middens and stone tools on the south coast is a reminder of the long history of Aboriginal people in this region. Walkers can follow a self-guided track to see the relics and some superb views of the coast and hinterland.

Along the coastal fringe whispering she-oak, geebung and coastal rosemary grow, while elsewhere there is open forest with large stands of spotted gum, and lush rainforest gullies. The relatively undisturbed vegetation provides a habitat for eastern grey kangaroos (see them grazing at Pebbly Beach), red-necked wallabies and swamp wallabies. Nectar-seeking honeyeaters, parrots and finches are common, and seabirds patrol the coast. Rock, beach and lake fishing are popular. Families will find good swimming, excellent surf beaches, and plenty of picnic spots. Visitors can enjoy a range of different walks. In the north, the climb from Pretty Beach to the top of the 283-metre Durras Mountain (7 km, 3 hours) rewards with brilliant views; a stroll around Durras Lake provides some top birdwatching. Canoeing, kayaking, beachcombing, cycling and watching pods of dolphins swim offshore are other activities. As well as campsites, 10 historic cabins are available at Depot Beach and two at Pretty Beach (bookings essential).

Fact file


Pebbly, Depot and Pretty beaches; fees apply; booking essential; bush camping permitted

Location and access

269 km south of Sydney; 25 km south of Ulladulla; 10 km north of Batemans Bay via Princes Hwy

Park information

  • NSWNPWS 1300 361 967
  • NPWS Nowra (02) 4423 2170


12 386 ha

Visitor information

Batemans Bay/Ulladulla 1800 802 528

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