Booderee National Park


Our beaches are world class, with some of the softest and whitest sands in the world.

Our beaches are world-class, with some of the softest and whitest sands in the world.

Green Patch Beach and nearby

Green Patch Bridge at Booderee National Park

Come to Green Patch, one of Booderee’s most popular beaches.

For something different, take a short walk to some nearby beaches to see Scottish Rocks and Hole in the Wall.

Green Patch

Kids play at Green Patch Beach, Booderee National Park

Always a family favourite, Green Patch is a very safe beach with excellent facilities.

A great place to spend the day, take a picnic or use one of our gas barbecues to cook your lunch.

There are some short walks that are perfect for younger visitors and the water is great for those learning to snorkel.

Around the rock platforms you’re likely to spot octopus, squid and lots of fish. See if you can spot some of our regular visitors:

  • wallabies
  • lorikeets
  • parrots
  • echidnas.

Bristol Point

Beautiful Bristol Point, Booderee National Park

Bristol Point is a small, secluded beach about 10 minutes’ walk from Green Patch Beach.

Access to the beach is best attempted when the tide is low.

Take a scenic stroll along the rocky shore and through nearby forest.


Popular Iluka Beach, Booderee National Park

Iluka is another popular beach right next door to Green Patch.

It has its own picnic area and facilities.

Scottish Rocks

Scottish Rocks beach, Booderee National Park

Scottish Rocks offers excellent snorkelling.

Just off its rock platforms you’ll discover the incredible marine life of Booderee, including:

  • colourful fish
  • sea dragons
  • sea stars
  • turtles
  • stingrays.

Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall at Booderee National Park

Named for its impressive natural feature, the beach itself is crescent shaped and well-protected from southerly winds.

The beach is about 400 m from the car park. There’s also great snorkelling around this area.

Murrays Beach

See penguins at Murrays Beach, Booderee National Park

A beautiful beach that looks out to Bowen Island, where our local little penguin colony lives and breeds.

This tranquil beach is a fantastic spot to come and watch the sunrise slowly illuminate Bowen Island.

Soak up the sun at Murrays Beach, Booderee National Park

Murrays Beach is an ideal location to cool off and relax after completing the Munyunga waraga dhugan loop walk.

Directly behind Murrays Beach there is a trail that leads to the Governor Head lookout. There you’ll find information about Bowen Island and its thriving penguin population.

Steamers Head beaches

Relax at Steamers Beach, Booderee National Park

These are magnificent, isolated beaches flanked by high cliffs and backed by steep sand dunes that are an unusual colour for Booderee.

It’s thought a tsunami dumped the sand there during Australia’s early history

Steamers Beach

Stunning views at Steamers Head, Booderee National Park

At Steamer’s Beach you’ll be rewarded with some of the region’s most stunning views of coastal scenery.

Kittys Beach

Calm waters at Kittys beach, Booderee National Park

Kittys Beach is around 1 km north of St Georges Head. It is a 50 m long west-facing pocket of sand backed by densely vegetated slopes. It is sheltered by its orientation and Kitty Point.

Only low waves reach the beach, making it safe for swimming.

Whiting Beach

Whiting beach in Booderee National Park is stunning

Whiting Beach is another hidden surprise at Booderee.

Only accessible by boat or foot, it’s a place to really escape the crowds.

The low 50 m south-facing sand beach is backed by a waterfall and dense forest.

Cave Beach and nearby

Turquoise waters at Cave Beach, Booderee National Park

Dunes slope down to a beach that is excellent for surfing.

It’s turquoise waters are a huge drawcard, and dolphins are regularly spotted in the bay.

Cave Beach

Camping at Cave Beach, Booderee National Park

Cave Beach camping area is set amongst coastal tea trees and is ideal for lightweight camping.

Cold showers, fresh water, toilets and wood barbecues are available.

The camping area is 300 metres from the car park and all equipment must be carried in.

Bherwerre Beach

Bherwerre Beach at Booderee National Park is a great surfing spot

Bherwherre is another good surfing spot and is great for a swim too. It’s also a good place to spot some of our rarer seabirds.

From Bherwerre headland you can walk to Sussex Inlet, where you’ll find a wide variety of seabirds.

Stay back and watch the birds from a distance – some of them are quite rare.

Bherwerre Beach is a long, south-facing ocean beach

Bherwerre Beach is a long, south-facing ocean beach approached from Cave Beach car park.

Take the main trail from the car park to the camping area.

On the western side of the camp area there is a trail that leads around Ryans Swamp to Bherwerre Beach.

Ryans Swamp attracts many waterbirds such as swamp hens, egrets and ducks, and is also home to numerous frogs, snakes and turtles.