Booderee National Park

Important COVID-19 update

Booderee National Park will re-open to day visitors from the Shoalhaven LGA only from Monday 18 October 2021. Camping at Booderee National Park will recommence from 1 November 2021 with bookings available from Monday 18 October 2021.

There are no restrictions on making a camping booking and from 1 November we anticipate being able to welcome campers from across NSW as travel restriction ease.

Please check COVID-19 restrictions in your areas relating to the Jervis Bay Territory before planning a trip or making a booking to stay at Booderee National Park.

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Booderee National Park prepares to re-open for day visitors and campers

Friday 15 October 2021

On Monday, 18 October 2021, Booderee National Park will be open to day visitors from the Shoalhaven Local Government Area (LGA) only.

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Booderee to re-open to day visitors from 18 October

Monday 11 October 2021

We are pleased to announce that Booderee National Park is preparing for a staged re-opening from Monday, 18 October 2021.

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Booderee National Park remains closed

Friday 1 October 2021

Following yesterday’s announcement of an extension of stay-at-home orders for the Shoalhaven Local Government Area (LGA), we would like to remind visitors that Booderee National Park remains closed until further notice. 

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Bookings for Booderee National Park camping and ballot postponed

Monday 23 August 2021

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW, Booderee National Park is postponing all camping bookings for the 2021-22 summer school holidays until further notice. 

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Booderee National Park closed until further notice

Saturday 14 August 2021

Booderee National Park will close from 5pm Saturday 14 August 2021 until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW.

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Booderee National Park open to Shoalhaven locals only

Friday 13 August 2021

Due to the current lockdown requirements and declarations in place, only Shoalhaven LGA and Jervis Bay Territory residents will be allowed into Booderee National Park.

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Booderee re-opening following temporary closure

Monday 9 August 2021

Parks Australia is pleased to advise that Booderee National Park will reopen for day visitors from 9 am on Tuesday, 10 August 2021.

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Booderee National Park - Temporary COVID-19 Closure

Friday 6 August 2021

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW and the recent ACT Public Health directions relating to the Shoalhaven City Council, Parks Australia has today announced that Booderee National Park will close temporarily until further notice.

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Open for tender: Booderee boardwalk construction

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Parks Australia is calling for tenders for a major upgrade of Murrays Beach Boardwalk in Booderee National Park.

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COVID-19 Update: Temporary restrictions remain in place

Friday 16 July 2021

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Booderee National Park will continue to only allow day visitation.

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COVID-19 Update: Temporary restrictions remain in place

Thursday 8 July 2021

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in NSW, Booderee National Park will continue to only allow day visitation.

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COVID-19 Update: Temporary restrictions remain in place

Thursday 1 July 2021

In response to an evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW, Booderee National Park is only allowing day visitation.

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COVID-19 Update: Temporary restrictions in place

Tuesday 29 June 2021

In response to an evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW, Booderee National Park is only allowing day visitation until further notice.

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Re-opening following temporary closure

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Parks Australia is pleased to advise that Booderee National Park will reopen to visitors from 9 am on Tuesday, 8 June 2021.

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Booderee National Park - Temporary closure extended

Friday 4 June 2021

Parks Australia has today announced that Booderee National Park will extend its temporary closure until at least 9 am on Tuesday 8 June 2021, as a precaution following the NSW COVID-19 Jervis Bay Public Health Alert.

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Booderee's little-known penguins

Thursday 13 May 2021

The seabird sanctuary in Booderee National Park waters is home to a Little penguin colony.

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Cave Beach and Booderee Botanic Gardens re-open after fire

Friday 12 February 2021

Cave Beach and Booderee Botanic Gardens are re-opening from tomorrow – Saturday, 13 February 2021.

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Booderee National Park reopens after fire

Friday 29 January 2021

We’re pleased to advise that Booderee National Park will reopen to visitors from 12 midday on Friday, 29 January 2021.

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Cave Beach and Booderee Botanic Gardens re-open after fire

Wednesday 27 January 2021

We are pleased to advise that the fire that broke out within Booderee National Park on Tuesday 26 January 2021 is currently under control. The park will remain closed today Wednesday 27 January 2021 so we can ensure the safety of visitors, community and staff.

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Roadworks on Ellmoos Road

Monday 25 January 2021

Roadworks and vegetation trimming are currently underway on Ellmoos Rd. While the road remains open to residents and visitors, there may be short delays.

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Online camping bookings to open

Friday 22 January 2021

We’re pleased to announce that bookings for camping during February and March will be available to book online from Wednesday, 27 January 2021.

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Important update: Summer at Booderee

Monday 11 January 2021

Summer is a popular time for visitors to Booderee National Park and with many Australian’s holidaying here this year, we’re expecting visitor numbers to be even bigger.

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Camping bookings are now open

Friday 8 January 2021

Due to COVID-Safe operating plans, camping during January will be restricted to a limited number of campsites at Green Patch to ensure physical distancing. Bristol Point campsite will open a limited number of sites from February 2021 onwards.

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Booderee National Park to reopen under Jervis Bay Territory visitation restrictions

Wednesday 23 December 2020

Booderee National Park will be reopening this week.

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Booderee National Park - temporary closure

Monday 21 December 2020

Parks Australia has today announced that Booderee National Park will undertake a temporary closure from midnight tonight for 48 hours.

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Update to Park Passes for entry to national parks from 1 January 2021

Thursday 10 December 2020

The Australian Government’s fee waiver period for Booderee, Kakadu and Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Parks is coming to a close on 31 December 2020.

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Booderee monitoring vulnerable shorebird nests

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Booderee has a number of surf and bay beaches that provide quality foraging and nesting habitat for vulnerable and endangered shorebird species.

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Roadworks on Ellmoos Road

Friday 20 November 2020

Roadworks and tree lopping are currently underway on Ellmoos Rd. While the road remains open to residents and visitors, we ask that you drive with caution and obey all road signs and directions.

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Restricted access notice – Pest control

Friday 23 October 2020

The western section of Booderee National Park will be closed for shooting activities during the night-time from 6 pm 28 October to 6 am 29 October 2020.

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Stoney Creek Road re-opens

Tuesday 6 October 2020

Stoney Creek Road has now reopened to visitors to Booderee National Park, giving visitors access to a number of additional sites in the park

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Reminder to visitors: Camping remains closed at Booderee National Park

Friday 25 September 2020

Reminder to make alternative accommodation arrangements because our campsites are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Bruce the quoll's hind foot. While the other five quoll species have five toes, the eastern quoll has only four, missing a halux (big toe).

Rangers check on Booderee quolls

Thursday 10 September 2020

Earlier this month our Booderee National Park rangers were out trapping the park’s eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) to conduct health checks and to look for any pouch young.

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Maintenance work at Hole in the Wall

Friday 4 September 2020

Public access to Hole in the Wall is temporarily restricted while maintenance work is carried out.

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Booderee National Park re-opens after two-day closure

Friday 14 August 2020

Booderee National Park re-opens from 11am on Friday, 14 August 2020, following a two-day closure. The park was closed as a precautionary measure as Parks Australia monitored the coronavirus situation in the region following news of two confirmed COVID-19 cases who had transited the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT).

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Booderee National Park closure

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Parks Australia advises visitors that a decision has been made to close Booderee National Park. The closure will remain in place for the next two days (Wednesday 12 August and Thursday 13 August) as we continue to monitor the current coronavirus situation in the broader South Coast region.

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Areas of Booderee re-open after severe weather

Friday 31 July 2020

Visitors are advised that Booderee National Park will re-open the remaining areas that were closed due to severe weather earlier this week.

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Severe weather closure from Tuesday 28 July

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Visitors are advised that Booderee National Park will be closed from Tuesday 28 July due to severe weather impacting the region.

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Reminder for visitors and campers

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Visitors are reminded that the Stage 1 restrictions announced on 24 June 2020 remain in place at Booderee National Park.

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Welcome back to Booderee!

Tuesday 23 June 2020

From Wednesday, 24 June 2020, visitors are welcomed to Booderee National Park as part of a staged reopening of the park.

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Booderee National Park closure extended to 23 June 2020

Friday 22 May 2020

Parks Australia and the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council will maintain the COVID-19 protections at Booderee National Park by extending the park closure to 23 June 2020, to protect the health of elders and vulnerable residents.

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Booderee National Park COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions

Friday 22 May 2020

To minimise the risk of exposure to Covid-19, Booderee National Park is closed to travellers and other non-essential visitors until 23 June 2020 (inclusive).

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Restricted access notice – Pest control

Friday 1 May 2020

Booderee National Park staff will be undertaking controlled firearm shooting activities as part of pest control measures from 4 May to 7 May 2020.

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COVID-19 closure remains in place for Booderee

Thursday 30 April 2020

Parks Australia and the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council advise that Booderee National Park will remain closed to the public until 11.59 pm on 23 May 2020.

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Parks Australia steps up COVID-19 protections at Booderee

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Parks Australia is working with the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council to step up COVID-19 protections at Booderee National Park to protect the health of elders and vulnerable residents.

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Parks Australia temporary closures extended

Monday 6 April 2020

Parks Australia has today announced that the recent closures to Booderee, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks, and the Australian National Botanic Gardens will be extended.

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Waived park entry fees announced

Friday 13 March 2020

The Australian Government has announced that park entry fees will be waived for visitors to Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Booderee National Parks from 16 March to 31 December 2020.

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Notchy the Potoroo looking for love

Friday 14 February 2020

This Valentine’s Day we are all about finding love for Notchy, our most eligible bachelor and resident long-nosed potoroo at Booderee National Park.

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Booderee National Park re-opens to visitors

Monday 13 January 2020

Booderee National Park will be reopening this week.

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Booderee School Holiday Activities

Wednesday 18 December 2019

With birdwatching, campfire yarns, and workshops on weaving, tools, and cooking with Koori and Galamban hosts, there won't be a dull moment at Booderee National Park these school holidays!

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Update for Booderee National Park visitors – Jervis Bay Range Facility and HMAS Creswell: Department of Defence PFAS Investigations – November 2019

Tuesday 26 November 2019

November 2019 update for the Department of Defence is investigating potential PFAS contamination stemming from the historical use of liquid fire-fighting foams at Jervis Bay Range Facility and HMAS Creswell.

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Jet skiers reminded to keep distance from whales and dolphins

Thursday 3 October 2019

As whale mothers return to the Antarctic with their calves Booderee National Park is urging jet-ski operators to stay safe, keep their distance from the gentle giants and steer clear of Booderee National Park waters where personal water craft are not permitted.

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Spring into School Holiday activities!

Saturday 28 September 2019

We've just released our activities program for the 2019 spring school holidays.

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Eastern bristlebird’s song grows strong at Booderee

Saturday 7 September 2019

It’s best described as an industrial call, rhythmic and distinct. And it’s no small feat that the calls of the endangered eastern bristlebird are now commonly heard within the heathlands and forests of Booderee National Park, near Jervis Bay.

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