Murramarang National Park

This park features beaches, rock platforms, spotted gum forests and rainforest gullies, surrounding the beautiful Durras Lake. Stay in a caravan, cabin or tent and enjoy everything the park has to offer - from walking and picnicking to swimming and fishing. Don't forget to visit Murramarang Aboriginal Area while you're here.

Park highlights

 

>>Beautiful beaches, with great fishing and swimming
>>Rich forests in the hinterland behind the beaches, including one of the largest examples of spotted gum forest you'll see
>>Abundant wildlife, both on land and offshore islands
>>Easy access to the very popular Pigeon House Mountain.

 

Getting there

This park is near...
Batemans Bay (10 km)
Ulladulla (10 km)

 

Best access routes
Several roads lead off the Princes Highway to various locations in Murramarang National Park.
Road quality: unpaved sections

 

Facilities & things to do

 

>>Walking tracks
>>Wheelchair facilities
>>Cycling
>>Car touring
>>Canoeing & boating
>>Swimming
>>Fishing
>>Picnics & barbecues
>>Lookouts
>>Camping grounds

 

Natural environment

Native plant communities
>>Rainforests
>>Eucalypt forests

Native animals
>>Mammals
>>Birds
>>Reptiles

 

Culture & history

 

History of the park
Murramarang National Park was created in 1973, with an area of 1970 hectares. The park was divided, into two sections north and south of Durras Lake, and included four offshore islands. In 2002 the park was increased to 11,978 hectares and now includes Durras Lake.

 

The park contains 44 km of coastline and is managed primarily for conservational and recreational purposes. A number of areas of private land, including the coastal villages of Depot Beach and Durras North, are largely contained within the external boundaries of the park.

Historic sites in the park
You'll find little evidence of historic sites in the park because these have been disturbed over the years. However, some evidence still exists of farming and logging, particularly on Durras Mountain. Look out for information signs in the car park to Durras Mountain, which relate some of the history of the area.

 

Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of  The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service

 

 

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