Put your hiking books on and explore the beauty of Jervis Bay and the Booderee National Park during your visit. Wherever you walk in the region, you’re sure to be blown away by Jervis Bay’s natural beauty, fascinating history, and exciting wildlife.
Many of the region’s best walks and hikes are to be found in Booderee National Park. There are many options in the park, including these great hikes around Jervis Bay:
White Sands Walk & Scribbly Gum Track
White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track are interconnected walking tracks which loop through scenic Jervis Bay National Park. It’s one of the most well-known and well-trodden walks in Jervis Bay because of the gorgeous views of the shimmering ocean and marine life, (and several opportunities to go for a swim). Running from Greenfield Beach to Hyams Beach, or if you’d like a longer walk, you can start from Plantation Point to the north. You can complete the entire circuit in just about an hour, returning via the Scribbly Gum Track. Many families visiting Jervis Bay enjoy this walk, as it is suitable for all ages.
Hyams Beach Trail
Also known as the Bird Spotter’s walk the 2km trail is great for birdwatching in the Jervis Bay National Park with added signs to explain the birds you’ll see and hear along the way. Keep an eye out for some of the birds the Jervis Bay area is known for, like new holland honey-eaters, eastern spinebills, eastern rosellas, and crimson rosellas. Start at Lister Crescent at the southern end of Hyams Beach village. Walk about 1km, then turn left at the intersection and continue a short distance to the beautiful Seamans Beach for a refreshing swim.
St George’s Head Circuit
From the Steamers Beach car park, in Booderee National Park you can choose to hike the 11km Circuit Trail, or create a longer full-day trek by exploring some of the side trails. These walks will take you to rocky cliffs with impressive views, a spectacular beach (Steamers Beach), and also afford you a great vista of the Cape St. George Lighthouse.
Munyunga Waraga Dhugan Loop Walk
Another Booderee National Park walk is the Munyunga Waraga Dhugan loop walk. This trail carries you through an area of cultural significance to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community. The total distance is just over 5 km and the trailhead begins at the Murrays Beach car park. This is a beautiful place with special importance to the local Koori people.
Hare Point Walking Track
This 6km return walk passes through sand forest and dunes from Red Point picnic area to Carama Inlet, on the northern shores of Jervis Bay National Park. Located near Callala Bay, it’s a lovely spot to combine bushwalking, birdwatching, beaches and picnicking. You will enjoy unspoilt views of mangroves growing throughout the inlet, and spot birdlife amongst the forest, and by the water.
The Trig Walk & Wreck Walk, Currarong
This walk is located on the northeast side of the Beecroft Peninsula in an area called the Abraham’s Bosom Reserve. This is a unique and scenic area that provides hikers with great views of the seaside rock formations. There are also opportunities for picnicking along the way. The Wreck Walk is the shorter option of the two, taking just around an hour. On this trail you’ll pass the site of the 1928 wreck of the S.S. Merimbula. The Trig Walk incorporates the Wreck Walk but totals 9km in length and has additional panoramic views.
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