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Booderee National Park

Find out about the Wreck Bay Aboriginal people in this national park, which has a breathtaking coastline, botanic gardens and pristine marine reserve.

Booderee National Park is an unspoiled tract of white-sand beaches, fascinating wildlife and breathtaking bushlands. Learn why the area’s traditional custodians named it the “bay of plenty” in their Dhurga language when you experience this magnificent landscape that is jointly managed by their community, the Wreck Bay Aboriginal people. Encompassing 15,762 acres (6,379 hectares) of abundant coastal scenery, Booderee combines the Jervis Bay National Park and the Booderee Botanic Gardens.

Explore deserted beaches with sheltered aquamarine shores and swim or snorkel in the warm waters. Green Patch Beach is a sanctuary for marine life, while Cave Beach is a great spot for surfing or strolling along the sand. Admire the stunning coastal scenery from Steamers Beach. Make your way to Murrays Beach in the evening to see the little penguins returning to their colony on Bowen Island.

For more wildlife-watching opportunities, book a scuba diving trip from nearby Huskisson or see some of the region’s bigger marine creatures by whale watching in the winter months from the Cape St. George Lighthouse. You might see humpback and southern right whales embarking on their annual migration north. This area is also a hotspot for birdwatchers. Go boating from the wharf at Murrays Beach and drop a fishing line to hook flathead, mackerel, groper and Australian salmon. Charter fishing tours and bay cruises are a great way to get a different insight into the park.

The national park is an ecological haven, renowned for its native bushland, walking trails and campgrounds. Don’t miss a trip to the Botanic Gardens, where you can learn about the local flora and the Wreck Bay people’s botanical uses for different species. Go on an indigenous guided tour to learn more about the local cultural heritage of the region.

Booderee National Park is situated between Nowra and Ulladulla on New South Wales’ South Coast. The park is approximately a 3-hour drive from Sydney or Canberra. The park is open year-round. Go to the park’s visitor center to book camping sites and purchase passes and permits.


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Walters Holiday Flats
Walters Holiday Flats

Walters Holiday Flats

70 Cyrus Street, Hyams Beach, NSW
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Offering direct access to the beach, this Hyams Beach apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Vincentia Golf Club, Booderee National Park, and Collingwood Beach. Caves Beach and Greenpatch Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Wrights Beach Bungalow - Walking Distance TO THE Water
    Wrights Beach Bungalow - Walking Distance TO THE Water

    Wrights Beach Bungalow - Walking Distance TO THE Water

    Sanctuary Point, NSW
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Wrights Beach, this vacation home is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Jervis Bay and within 3 mi (5 km) of Booderee National Park and Booderee Botanical Gardens. Hyams Beach and Caves Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Dolphin Shores $96
      Dolphin Shores

      Dolphin Shores

      53 Beach St, Vincentia, NSW
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Jervis Bay and Vincentia Shopping Village. Collingwood Beach and Orion Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        The Nest Jervis Bay @ 7 Deakin Street, Wrights Beach
        The Nest Jervis Bay @ 7 Deakin Street, Wrights Beach

        The Nest Jervis Bay @ 7 Deakin Street, Wrights Beach

        Sanctuary Point, NSW
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Wrights Beach, this romantic vacation home is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Jervis Bay and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Booderee National Park. Booderee Botanical Gardens and Vincentia Marketplace are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Boathouse 2 - 4pm Check Out Sundays
          Boathouse 2 - 4pm Check Out Sundays

          Boathouse 2 - 4pm Check Out Sundays

          Hyams Beach, NSW
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Hyams Beach, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Jervis Bay and Hyams Beach. Nelsons Beach and Vincentia Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Sunset Bay :: A Waterfront Paradise
            Sunset Bay :: A Waterfront Paradise

            Sunset Bay :: A Waterfront Paradise

            Sanctuary Point, NSW
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Wrights Beach, this romantic vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Booderee Botanical Gardens, Vincentia Marketplace, and Hyams Beach. Jervis Bay and Booderee National Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Where The Forest Meets The Sea - 4pm Check Out Sundays
              Where The Forest Meets The Sea - 4pm Check Out Sundays

              Where The Forest Meets The Sea - 4pm Check Out Sundays

              Hyams Beach, NSW
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Offering direct access to the beach, this Hyams Beach vacation home is steps from Jervis Bay and Hyams Beach. Nelsons Beach and Vincentia Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Minke Historic Whalers Cottage at Hyams Beach - The Whitest Sand in the World!
                Minke Historic Whalers Cottage at Hyams Beach - The Whitest Sand in the World!

                Minke Historic Whalers Cottage at Hyams Beach - The Whitest Sand in the World!

                Hyams Beach, NSW
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this historic cottage is steps from Jervis Bay and Hyams Beach. Nelsons Beach and Vincentia Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).