Booderee National Park

Murrays Beach at Booderee National Park

This beautiful beach looks out to Bowen Island, where our local little penguin colony lives and breeds. You can learn more about Murrays Beach by downloading our podcast here.

If you come here in the evening you’ll see the penguins coming past, yapping to one another as they head home after feeding in the park’s waters during the day.

Munyunga waraga dhugan “White-bellied sea eagle’s home camp”

Munyunga waraga dhugan, Booderee National Park

The Munyunga waraga dhugan loop walk is an ideal introduction to Booderee. ‘Munyunga waraga dhugan’ means ‘white-bellied sea eagle’s home camp’ in the Dhurga language of the Wreck Bay Aboriginal people.

The walk is a self-guided tour of Booderee’s plants, animals, culture and history told through the 14 signs you’ll discover along the way.

Take in panoramic views of Jervis Bay and check out the park’s sea birds, penguins, seals, dolphins and whales from Governors Head. If you start early in the morning you might catch a glimpse of the endangered eastern bristlebird.

Please stay on the marked trail. Moderate grade.

5.4 km loop, 2.5 hours

Car park to Murrays Beach and Governors Head

Murrays Beach at Booderee National Park

Upon completing the Munyunga waraga dhugan loop you can relax and cool off at Murrays Beach.

Directly behind Murrays Beach is a trail that leads to the Governors Head lookout. Here you’ll find information about Bowen Island and its thriving penguin population.

Return to the car park the same way.

Murrays Beach car park to Murrays Beach: 300 m, 5 minutes

Murrays Beach car park to Governors Head: 1.1 km, 20 minutes

Low tide walks

Hole in the Wall at Booderee National Park

Explore the shoreline at low tide to discover some fascinating marine life.

From Murrays car park, walk to the boat ramp, towards Bowen Island, over the rock platform and onto Murrays Beach.

From here you can return via a forest trail. If you turn left at the boat ramp you will reach Hole in the Wall and Green Patch.

Please remember that all plants and animals on the rock platforms (including shellfish, seaweed, octopus and crabs) are protected and must not be taken or disturbed.

Murrays Beach car park to Hole in the Wall: 1.1 km, 30 minutes

Murrays Beach car park to Green Patch: 5.5 km, 2.5 hours