Booderee National Park

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Murrays Boardwalk and Murrays boat ramp will reopen to Booderee National Park visitors tomorrow, Saturday 28 May 2022.

The construction to replace the boardwalk began in February this year with the aim of improving accessibility, safety and amenity.

Work included new fencing, ramps, steps and lighting along with major engineering for the foundations.

New metal stairs leading to a metal landing above a pile of rocks

Local, majority Indigenous-owned contractor ALI Civil faced unprecedented rainfall while undertaking the replacement of this key piece of Booderee infrastructure while also dealing with storms and large seas.

The Jervis Bay area received more than 1,230mm of rain, more than the entire yearly average, between February and the end of April.

In March alone, a record 544.2 mm of rain was recorded - 381 per cent above the average for that month and smashing the previous March record of 376.4 mm.

Looking along a new metal landing that runs alongside a road beside a wooden retaining wall

We now look forward to visitors enjoying the improved accessibility, safety and amenity of the new boardwalk provides and reopening the boat ramp.

A road and carpark with a new metal landing that runs parallel to the road