Booderee National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions apply

Travellers need to keep up-to-date with where they can travel and which areas have been declared COVID-19 hotspots, as the COVID-19 situation in Australia is continually evolving.

The Jervis Bay Territory including Booderee National Park is subject to the Public Health Directions currently in place for the Australian Capital Territory. Please consult this list before travelling to Booderee National Park.

You’ll see lots of native animals at Booderee, from sharing the shores with seals, to catching a glimpse of a swamp wallaby while out walking. Whale-watching is one of our most popular activities – head to the Cape St George Lighthouse for the best view.

Follow these handy hints to increase your chances of seeing Booderee’s abundant wildlife (while keeping yourself safe):

  • Early morning and sunset are good times to see wildlife.
  • Use a torch to look for nocturnal animals at night. Be careful not to shine strong spotlights onto sleeping birds.
  • Look for clues showing where animals have been, especially tracks, droppings and scratchings.
  • Animals are often heard before they are seen. Walk quietly, listen and watch for movement.
  • Use binoculars to get a closer look.
  • Look out for animals crossing roads, including lizards and snakes.
  • Do not approach, disturb or feed wildlife.