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 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