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  • Murrays Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall moorings available as upgrade work continues

    Monday, 16 April, 2018

    Work on the Booderee moorings upgrade continues, with one mooring at Murrays Beach and two moorings at Hole-in-the-wall now completed.

    • Booderee manages a series of moorings to prevent damage to important sea-grass and reef habitats. A newly engaged contractor is currently upgrading the moorings in the marine area of Booderee. The public moorings include:

      • One at Murrays Beach – upgraded for smaller recreational vessels.
      • Two mooring upgrades completed and two currently removed for servicing requirements at Hole-in-the-wall.
      • Mooring buoys at Hole-in-the-Wall can be used by the public for a period of 48 hours. A limit of 40 tonnes in weight and 20 m in length per vessel. Please do not moor in winds greater than 30 knots.
      • Three Bowen Island moorings are set for permitted commercial dive operators only. Recreational vessels are prohibited from using these moorings. A temporary mooring will be installed while the Bowen Island upgrade is undertaken.

      Booderee National Park will continue to provide updates on the progress of the moorings upgrade work. Meanwhile, work to ensure remaining moorings are refurbished as quickly as possible continues.

      For more information email the Booderee National Park Operations Manager at


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  • Autumn school holiday activities

    Friday, 6 April, 2018

    Every school holidays, Booderee puts on a series of fun activities to entertain kids and adults. From campfire yarns to bush tucker tours, we’ve got something for everyone.

    Download the Autumn school holiday program

  • Eastern Booderee closed overnight 13 February 2018

    Friday, 9 February, 2018

    The eastern side of Booderee National Park will be closed from 8.00 pm on 13 February 2018 to 6.00 am on 14 February 2018 for scheduled fox culling. The rest of the park will be open as usual. 

    The map below shows the area that is temporarily closed.

    For further information please call the Booderee Visitor Centre on 02 4443 0977.


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  • Booderee summer program

    Monday, 18 December, 2017

    Summer is officially here, and our new school holiday activity program Booderee Insights is ready to roll!

    Our summer holiday activity program kicks off on Tuesday 19 December, with ranger guided bush tucker tours, talks about aboriginal tools and technology and campfire yarns, there is something for everyone!

    Check out the program here

  • Animals on the move!

    Tuesday, 10 October, 2017

    It’s the time of year when many animals start to get out and about looking for a mate. With the recent fire in the eastern part of the park some of them are looking for a new home as well.

    This means we’re seeing more animals, like echidnas, wallabies and snakes, on Booderee’s roads – so please drive carefully! Nobody wants to take out anything as cute as this potoroo.

    • We know it’s a great time to see wildlife in our park… but we’ve also had some reports of people stopping in the middle of the road or trying to pick up or feed animals to get better photos.

      We’re asking for your help to keep both our fantastic wildlife and you, our visitors, safe by not feeding wildlife or stopping mid-road.

      We have many places you can stop like Green Patch to catch up with our furry friends in a safer environment for everyone.

      If you do come across injured wildlife, the best thing to do is to call WIRES on 1300 094 737 or our rangers on 02 4443 0977.


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  • Thanks for your patience

    Thursday, 5 October, 2017

    Thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding as we work towards reopening sites damaged in our recent fire.

    All of our beautiful Jervis Bay beaches, including Caves, are open to our many summer visitors.

    But we want to remind you all that the eastern part of our park remains closed. While the majority of our visitors do the right thing, we ask that everyone, for their own safety, obey road signs and ranger instructions. We’re continuing to mop up after the fire in the east and straying visitors can accidentally get in the way of our rangers’ efforts to reopen things as soon as possible.

    Please check the map to see which areas are restricted to visitors or ask our friendly staff on the ground – we’re here to help!

    We will be providing you with regular updates as our work to reopen the eastern half of the park progresses. Stay tuned!


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  • Join us for ORRCA’s annual Whale Census

    Thursday, 15 June, 2017

    Want to do your bit for the oceans and have a great day out on the coast? Pack a picnic and join ORRCA for a day as a citizen scientist, looking out for humpback and southern right whales and recording numbers at Cape St George lighthouse.

    • June and July is the best time to see these fantastic creatures – they’re in the park’s waters as part of their northerly migration to the warmer waters off Queensland.

      • Sunday, 25 June 2017

      • From 7.30 am to 4.30 pm AEST

      • Cape St George lighthouse, Booderee National Park

      Visitor entry fees apply.

      Click here for more details


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  • Booderee 2017 Christmas Ballot

    Thursday, 15 June, 2017

    Booderee National Park’s 2017 Christmas Ballot will open on 1 August 2017. Check website for updates and more information closer to the date

  • Botanic Gardens Open Day 2017

    Thursday, 18 May, 2017

    Australia-New Zealand wide botanic gardens open day is on Sunday, 28 May, 2017.

    Visit Booderee National Park botanic gardens on Cave Beach Road, open 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.

    There will be plenty of fun activities for the whole family, with more details to follow soon!

    Contact the Visitor Centre on 02 4443 0977 for more information.

    • Join us for a special open day event!

      10.00 am – Cultural bush tucker tours

      11.00 am – Vincentia High School Aboriginal Dancers

      11.30 am – Galamban string making workshop

      2.00 pm – Galamban traditional tools

      BBQ fundraiser, Jervis Bay Primary School

      Koffee Clan Van

      Garden display of 1,000 native plant species

      Download the open day poster


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  • 2016/2017 Summer holiday & Christmas camping bookings

    The summer holiday ballot application process is now closed. Successful applicants will be notified by email within a week.

    For all other bookings, please click the link below.

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  • Murray's boat ramp closed temporarily

    Following recent storm damage, emergency repairs to the breakwall next to Murray's boat ramp will begin next week.

    The boat ramp will be closed temporarily, from 22 August - 2 September, so that the repairs can be completed.

    For further information, please call the Booderee Visitor Centre on 02 4443 0977.

    Click here to find alternate boat ramps
  • It's whale watching time 2016!

    Come to Booderee's Cape St George Lighthouse and see how many whales you can spot! Humpback and southern right whales are in the park's waters as part of their northerly migration. June and July is the best time to see these magnificent creatures as they make their way to the warmer tropical waters off Queensland.

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  • Position Vacant - Park Manager

    Booderee is an exceptional place and we're looking for an exceptional Indigenous leader to take charge of the park's operations. Booderee is jointly-managed with the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, and we're searching for an Indigenous land manager to fill the role of park manager. As part of our vision for sole management, this position is open only to Indigenous applicants.

    Do you know someone who could take on this fantastic role?

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  • Galamban Earth Hour 2016

    Join Galamban for Earth Hour Black Out at Booderee.
    In the glistening dark around our warm campfire be entranced by our local night sky stories. Enjoy our famous damper and billy tea while learning of the Seven Sisters, the time of the two moons and the Milkyway.
    Saturday 19 March | 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start (Earth Hour 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm) | Meet at Bristol Point day-use area | Bookings essential - $45 per person | bookings and enquiries: Julie, Markeeta or Clive Freeman on 02 4442 1117, 0421 811 914 or email

  • Handsome males hanging out at Booderee

    Erowal Bay resident Chris Grounds had a treat when he spotted and photographed these variegated fairy wrens in Booderee National Park. The birds were part of a small flock of at least nine birds, mostly 'Jennies' or females. Chris said the two males were acting more like 'great chums rather than competing males!'

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    You can check availability and book a campsite online from today until 17 December 2015. All campsites for the Christmas and NSW school holiday period (18 December to 2 February) are now fully booked. Any sites that become available due to cancellations will be displayed online from 25 August.

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  • Booderee National Park in pictures

    Camp Australia knows a good thing when they see it, and at the moment, that good thing is Booderee National Park.

    Experience Booderee through the eyes of the instagrammers who visited.

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  • Book online 2015

    You can now book your favourite Booderee camp site online.

    You'll find all the information you need from campsite sizes to the amount of equipment you can bring in.

    Camping at Booderee is very popular during peak periods and can be fully booked months in advance. Bookings for campsites open up four months in advance.

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  • It's whale watching time 2015!

    Come to Booderee's Cape St George Lighthouse this Sunday 21 June and see how many whales you can spot! Humpback and southern right whales are in the park's waters as part of their northerly migration. June and July is the best time to see these magnificent creatures as they make their way to the warmer tropical waters off Queensland. Join us on Sunday for the annual whale count - there'll be fun for the whole family with damper, billy tea and a traditional owners talking about the cultural significance of this special place.

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  • Aerial spraying - Cave Beach area, 22 June to 25 June

    We'll be conducting targeted aerial spraying for the weed bitou bush for two days between 22 June and 25 June, depending on the weather. A helicopter will spray an ultra low volume of Roundup, a herbicide. While there are no known public health risks, we will close Cave Beach campground 30 June. Camping is still available at Green Patch and at Bristol Point. Most of the park remains open but both Ellmoos Road and Cave Beach will close during the two-day operation. Please keep an eye out for park signs.

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  • Fox control continues

    Rangers don't particularly enjoy the eradication of animals - but unfortunately, it is a necessary part of protecting many native species. Foxes pose one of the biggest threats to native animals in Booderee. All medium-sized mammals, shorebirds and ground dwelling birds like the Eastern Bristle Bird are at risk from these introduced predators. They have a terrible effect on the biodiversity of an area.

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  • Potoroos settling in at Booderee

    At the end of October last year we transferred 27 long-nosed potoroos to suitable habitat in Booderee National Park after they had been extinct in the area for many years. Since the translocation we've been monitoring the population closely, using camera and cage traps to determine their survival.

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  • Kim Kardashian drops in to Booderee

    Yes, it's true! When celeb royalty Kim Kardashian needed a beautiful backdrop for her latest Vogue cover shoot she knew where to come. Kim chose one of the most idyllic beaches in the world - Hole in the Wall, in Booderee National Park. Kim said she thought the area was beautiful - and we couldn't agree more.

    Find out what went on behind the scenes on the glamorous shoot over at our Facebook page.

    Discover Booderee's beaches. Image courtesy of Vogue Australia.

  • Staying safe this summer

    Visitor safety is important to us. Please be aware that sharks share our environment and come close to shore in summer. We have had a few shark sightings recently and would like you to take care as our beaches are not patrolled.

    The latest sighting was of a suspected 3 metre great white shark, spotted near the shore on 8 January 2015.

    For more info on shark safety please read our safety page.

  • Gold and Silver winners at South Coast Tourism Awards

    Galamban Aboriginal tours have won gold in their category at the South Coast Tourism Awards held in Batemans Bay on Wednesday 27th August. This is a fantastic achievement for this local business and the dedicated staff that run the tours and operations. Booderee National Park was awarded silver for best tourist attraction in a very competitive field. We are very excited by both awards. Congratulations to all the staff involved in making these arwards possible.

  • Gardening Australia at Booderee

    Booderee National Park was excitied to have the team from Gardening Australia visit to film a segment for the show. The filming at the start of August featured the Botanic Gardens and some of our rangers. We're very excited to see the show when it airs on September 27, 2014.

  • South Coast Tourism Awards Finalists

    Booderee National Park is proud to be a finalist in the Best Tourist Attraction category for the South Coast Tourism Awards. Galamban - Extraordinary Aboriginal Experiences, which are associated with the park have also been notified as finalists in Best Indigenous Tourism business and Best Small Business Tourism Operator (with less than 5 employees). Congratulations to all the staff for their hard work and dedication. The awards will be held in late August.

  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

    Booderee National Park is proud to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the international travel site, Trip Advisor. This 2014 award is to signify that the park consistently earns outstanding feedback from Trip Advisor travellers.

  • Booderee Book - NOW AVAILABLE

    Richly illustrated with colour images and rich with information on the extraordinary level of biodiversity in Booderee National Park, this book will delight visitors and anyone with an interest in natural history.

    • These beautiful books are now available for purchase throught he Booderee Visitors Centre.

      They can also be purchased over the phone on Ph (+61) 2 4443 0977 or via email at

      Proceeds from the sale of this book though the National Park helps contribute to conservation programs in the Park, and assist the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community - the traditional owners of Booderee National Park.

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