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!
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.
Munyunga waraga dhugan “White-bellied sea eagle’s home camp”
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.
5.4 km loop, 2.5 hours, moderate
Car park to Murrays Beach and Governors Head
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, easy
Murrays Beach car park to Governors Head: 1.1 km, 20 minutes, easy
Low tide walks
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 one way, 30 minutes, moderate
Murrays Beach car park to Green Patch: 4 km one way, 1.5 hours, moderate
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