Booderee National Park

Important COVID-19 update

Booderee National Park has re-opened for day visitors from the Shoalhaven LGA only. Camping at Booderee National Park will recommence from 1 November 2021 with bookings now open.

There are no restrictions on making a camping booking and from 1 November we anticipate being able to welcome campers from across NSW as travel restriction ease.

Please check COVID-19 restrictions in your areas relating to the Jervis Bay Territory before planning a trip or making a booking to stay at Booderee National Park.

We want you to have a fantastic visit to Booderee National Park that’s memorable for all the right reasons. Here are our tips to help you stay safe, particularly near waterways!

Please read our safety information

Cave Beach, Booderee National Park

Cave Beach is listed by Australian Geographic as one of the best secluded camping areas in Australia. It is a great surfing spot and is just a few minutes along the main trail from the Cave Beach car park.

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

Ranger Martin talks about Cave Beach and surfing in one of our podcasts (download the podcast (MP3 – 3.27 MB)).

Cave Beach car park to Bherwerre Beach

Ryans Swamp at Booderee National Park

Take the main trail from the car park to the camping area. On the western side of the camp area is a trail that leads around Ryans Swamp to Bherwerre Beach.

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

900 m one way, 15 minutes, easy to moderate

Cave Beach car park to Bherwerre Beach via fire trail loop walk

Camping at Cave Beach, Booderee National Park

To complete a circuit, walk to Bherwerre Beach via Ryans Swamp, then take the fire trail back to Cave Beach Road from Bherwerre Beach.

The fire trail leads you across sand dunes that were revegetated with bitou bush in the late 1960s. Since then, this plant has become a major weed and is a threat to all of the NSW coast. In the deeper soils tall blackbutt forest replaces the dune vegetation.

2.8 km loop, 1 hour, easy to moderate