Booderee prepares for summer visitor boom
Summer is a popular time for visitors to Booderee National Park and with many Australians holidaying here this year, we’re expecting visitor numbers to be even higher.
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.
As part of our COVID-Safe operating plan, the park may close at short notice due to COVID-19 restrictions at Booderee National Park, to deliver a safe experience for visitors, park staff and the local community.
Access to the park may also close to new visitors without pre-booked passes for periods when we’ve reached visitor capacity limits.
We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience at Booderee this summer and we ask that you review our safety messaging before visiting the park.
We ask visitors to Booderee to be mindful of their safety when swimming at unpatrolled beaches, rockfishing, or bushwalking. There are also specific fire guidelines so please follow the two Fire Danger Rating Today signs in the park for updates, one at the entrance roundabout and one at the junction of Jervis Bay Road and Wreck Bay Road.
Traffic management arrangements will be in place at the Entry Station precinct on Naval College Rd and electronic signage located on Pacific Hill will notify visitors when the park has reached visitor capacity and has been closed. Please refer to our Facebook page for further updates on park closures and re-openings.
Due to the large number of visitors and holidaymakers expected in the Jervis Bay region these holidays, there may be delays travelling into Booderee National Park and we ask everyone to please be patient and allow travel extra time when making plans.
We also encourage visitors to pre-book their park passes online and have their pass printed and ready to display before entering Booderee National Park. A pre-booked pass gives you entry to the park if the park is temporarily closed due to visitor capacity limits being reached.
Visitors with campsite bookings do not require a separate park pass and will still be able to enter the park during temporary capacity closures.
Visitors can also keep up to date on park access on the Booderee National Park Facebook page, and on the Live Traffic NSW website and mobile app.
For general enquiries during the holidays, please contact our Visitor Centre staff via firstname.lastname@example.org (please allow 24 hours for confirmation of receipt). You can also give us a call on +61 429 008 017.
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