South Durras to Batemans Bay - Kayaking in the Batemans Marine Park

Overview

An enjoyable 17 kilometre sea paddle along a quiet coastline of small beaches and rugged headlands in Murramarang National Park. As you come past Wasp Island you will pick up the open sea conditions.

The geology here is fantastic - you're at the south end of the Sydney Sandstone Basin dating back to between 200 and 300 million years. That's 200 million years younger than the Wagonga formation which you will see emerging as you pass Dark Beach. As you round the headland north of Richmond Beach take a minute to appreciate the magnificent upward arching fold in the cliff face.

Most beaches face south east and have powerful dumping surfs if a southerly swell is up. Safer landings can be found once you enter Batemans Bay. Richmond Beach is the easiest for landing on route.

Launch at the boat ramp at Cookies Beach off Banyandah Street, South Durras. For a shorter option, finish at Maloneys Beach. Barbecue picnic area and toilets are at Cookies Beach.

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