Booderee National Park

We have put together two suggested itineraries for your half day at Booderee: they will help you to truly experience what Booderee has to offer during your short stay with us.

If you have any questions during your visit, don’t forget to call or drop in to the Visitor Centre: our friendly staff know all there is to know about the park and will be able to help you plan your trip.

Half-day itinerary 1 – all ages

Pelicans at Booderee

A quick glimpse of all Booderee has to offer. From swimming to whale and wildlife watching, Booderee has it all.

Start: Visitors Centre – The Booderee Visitor Centre has enthusiastic staff ready to provide helpful information on things to do and see in the park.

Drive: from the Visitors Centre to Murrays Beach car park (5 minutes)

Walk: from the car park to Governor Head (20 minutes, 1.1 km, easy). Governor Head will give you views over the headland and towards Bowen Island. During June–July or September–November you may be lucky enough to see migrating whales.

Walk: from Governor Head to Murrays Beach (20 minutes, 1 km, easy). This will give you a chance to cool off and relax on the beach. Go for a swim or snorkel to discover the diversity of marine life found in the waters of Booderee.

Drive: from Murrays Beach to Green Patch (5 minutes). Green Patch has amenities and free BBQs. It is a great place for a picnic and a swim. A five minute walk from the car park is Green Patch beach where you can enjoy scenic views over Jervis Bay. There is a large variety of birdlife - download the Booderee Birds app from the App Store or Play Store. 

Half day itinerary 2 – all ages

Family walking down a ramp at Green Patch

Ideal for plant and nature buffs, this itinerary lets you explore our beautiful botanic gardens before ending up at Green Patch beach.

Start: Visitors Centre – The Booderee Visitor Centre has enthusiastic staff ready to provide helpful information on things to do and see in the park.

Drive: from the Visitors Centre to the botanic gardens car park (5 minutes). Take a walk in the botanic gardens (45–60 minutes, 1.3 km, easy).

Clearly marked paths allow you to explore the gardens at your leisure. The cultivated areas of the gardens showcase the beauty of south eastern Australia’s native plants. Don’t miss the trail around Lake McKenzie, a natural freshwater wetland.

Drive: from the botanic gardens to Green Patch (5 minutes). Green Patch is a great place for a picnic with free BBQs and amenities. Green Patch beach is a fantastic place to swim and offers scenic views over Jervis Bay. This is a great place to catch some of Booderee’s wildlife – wallabies, marine life and birds such as the rainbow lorikeet.

Walk: from Green Patch to Bristol Point, returning to Green Patch (1 hour, medium). You can access this walk via a small bridge at the bottom of the Green Patch camping area. The walk will take you to a small secluded beach and then through to Bristol Point (it is best to attempt this walk when the tide is low). You can then return to Green Patch through the blackbutt forest.