The Murramarang National Park is one of the most visited NSW coastal National Parks – and with good reason. Located just 300kms south of Sydney on the NSW South Coast, it extends from just North of Batemans Bay to Merry Beach near Ulladulla. The Murramarang National Park has an area of 12,374 hectares.
Apart from its 44kms of coastline, it includes Durras Lake, regarded as the most pristine slow turnover lake on the South Coast. Other major features include its Spotted Gum and Burrawang Palm Forests and pockets of warm temperate rainforest. The Batemans Marine Park is the perfect partner to this National Park by offering protection of the surrounding marine environments.
Murramarang National Park adjoins the Murramarang Aboriginal Area which is located 30 kilometres north of Batemans Bay in the Kioloa area. It is 60 hectares and includes the headland of Murramarang Point, sand dunes along Murramarang Beach to the north and part of a small lagoon. This significant Aboriginal site is famous for its middens.
The biodiversity of the Murramarang National Park is exceptional. 207 species of birds. 39 native terrestial mammal species. Over 400 flora species. Eastern Grey Kangaroos are very common throughout the park – with many providing International travellers with the classic photo of “Kangaroos on the Beach” usually taken at Pebbly and Durras Beach. Durras Lake North Holiday Park has the worlds only International Kangaroo Guarantee. If visitors don’t see a kangaroo within the park, a full refund is offered!
Murramarang National Park offers an abundance of activities for the visitor. Surfing, fishing, kayaking, bushwalking, cycling, snorkelling, beach walking, birdwatching or just enjoying the scenery. Popular bushwalks include the Discovery Trail, the Burrawang Walk, Durras Mountain and the Durras Lake Walk.
Accommodation options are available throughout the park with a choice of caravan parks, camping grounds, bed and breakfast and holiday houses.
At Durras Lake North Holiday Park, located in the heart of the Murramarang National Park, you have a choice of staying in a traditional south coast cottage, a cabin or camping in a bushland setting. If you want to camp and don’t have a tent, try out a Canvas Castle – a glamping experience where your tent is already erected along with stretcher beds and chairs.
For more information on Murramarang National Park, we suggest you have a look the excellent submission prepared by the Friends of Durras for the consideration of the Greater Murramarang National Park.