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!
Green Patch is one of the most popular beaches in the park and offers some easy walks that are suitable for the whole family. To learn more about Green Patch and its surrounds, you can download our podcast here.
Green Patch to Bristol Point loop walk
Best attempted when the tide is low, this walk is a scenic ramble along the rocky shore and through the nearby forest.
From Green Patch car park head to the day use area, cross the bridge onto the beach and head towards the rocky area on your right. Access the rock platform via a small bridge at the eastern side of the Green Patch picnic area and follow the signs.
Once on the rock platform, continue until you come to a small, secluded beach. The rock platform contains plants and animals that have adapted to survive in this salty, weather-beaten environment.
After the beach, scramble back onto the rocks and follow the track through the forest until you reach Bristol Point picnic area.
Return to Green Patch through tall blackbutt forest. This part of the walk is great after dark when nocturnal animals can be seen. These animals are shy, so don’t get too close and keep quiet to avoid scaring them away.
If you’d like a shortcut to Bristol Point, continue on through the day use area and take the bridge over the creek through the forest.
2 km loop, 1 hour, moderate
Telegraph Creek Nature Trail
This easy circular walk has signs describing interesting aspects of the vegetation along the way. It passes through tall eucalypt forest where the older trees provide hollows for birds and possums. You can learn more about this walk by downloading our podcast here.
Cross serene, fern-lined creeks and swamps where you may see freshwater crayfish foraging.
The trail continues through woodland and heath where wildflowers attract a wide variety of birds in spring.
The trail begins at the northern end of the Green Patch car park or where it is signposted along Jervis Bay Road near the Green Patch turn-off.
Seats are provided along the way.
2 km loop, 1 hour, easy to moderate
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