Booderee National Park

Monday 13 January 2020

We’re pleased to advise visitors that Booderee National Park will re-open Wednesday this week.

As the park has been closed since 19 December 2019, we will be re-opening in two stages.

On Wednesday 15 January and Thursday 16 January 2020, the following sites will be open to day visitors only:

  • Iluka Beach and Day Use area
  • Greenpatch Day use area
  • Bristol Point Day use area
  • Scottish Rocks
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Murrays Beach
  • Murrays Boat Ramp
  • Jervis Bay Village Store

On these days visitors are required to leave the park before 7pm and access gates to remote walking trails will be closed at this time.

A Total Fire Ban (TOBAN) for Booderee National Park remains in place until the end of January 2020. Visitors can still use electric barbecues on park but no open fires are permitted.

From Friday 17 January 2020, the park will be fully re-opened to day visitors and campers.

An exception will remain on Stony Creek Rd which will be closed in the evenings from 7.00 pm to 6.00 am. Stony Creek road provides access to the Lighthouse, Steamers Beach and the Stony Creek area. These areas are required to be vacated in the evenings before 7.00 pm until further notice.

We recognise this has been an extremely difficult time for our community on the NSW South Coast and our local businesses, and our hearts go out to them.

We’d like visitors to return to the Jervis Bay region and encourage all to buy local and support our local communities and business in the South Coast region to get back on their feet.

While conditions have eased we remind visitors to continue to monitor advice from the NSW Rural Fire Service and to plan ahead, particularly as a number of road closures currently remain in place in the surrounding region.

Please check the NSW RFS Fires Near Me website or app - and the Live Traffic NSW website or app before setting out.

On Saturday 11 January, the NSW Rural Fire Service announced that as weather conditions improve, visitors are welcome to return to towns and villages along the Shoalhaven coast.

Following advice from the NSW Rural Fire Service and local authorities, assessments from park staff and management, and taking into consideration that Booderee National Park has not been impacted by recent fires, a decision has been made to re-open the park this week.

A Total Fire Ban (TOBAN) for Booderee National Park remains in place until the end of January 2020. Visitors can still use electric barbecues on park but no open fires are permitted.

If you have a campsite booking and are considering cancelling that booking that’s ok. To make a cancellation please contact the Booderee National Park Visitor Centre by emailing booderee.mail@environment.gov.au.