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.

Booderee National Park is presently only open for day visitors

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.

Visitor Centre

Start at the Booderee Visitor Centre where there are enthusiastic staff ready to provide helpful information on things to do and see in the park.

Then drive from the Visitors Centre to Murrays Beach car park (5 minutes).

Governor Head walk and a swim at Murrays Beach

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.

Return to Murrays Beach via the same track. Now’s your 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

Green Patch has amenities and free BBQs and 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. This is a great place to catch some of Booderee’s wildlife – wallabies, marine life and birds such as the rainbow lorikeet.

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.

Visitor Centre

Start at the Booderee Visitor Centre where there are enthusiastic staff ready to provide helpful information on things to do and see in the park.

Then drive from the Visitors Centre to the Booderee Botanic Gardens car park (5 minutes).

Australia’s only Aboriginal-owned botanic gardens

Take a walk in the botanic gardens.

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.

Then drive from the botanic gardens to Green Patch (10 minutes).

Green Patch

Green Patch has amenities and free BBQs and 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. This is a great place to catch some of Booderee’s wildlife – wallabies, marine life and birds such as the rainbow lorikeet.

Bristol Point by foot

Walk from Green Patch to Bristol Point, returning to Green Patch. You can access this walk via a small bridge at the bottom of the Green Patch camping area.