Bushwalking in Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven

Explore this beautiful region on foot and you’ll discover kangaroos, dolphins and whales in the wild, as well as prehistoric marine fossils and pretty waterfalls in escarpment rainforest. The Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven area offers some spectacular bushwalking adventures, including the famous White Sands Walk.

Discover walking tracks that take in incredible environments, from littoral and escarpment rainforest to rugged coastal headlands, rock platforms and riverside hinterland forests. The Murramarang Aboriginal Area walking track is a 2.2km loop past ancient middens and other significant cultural sites.

A couple exploring around Green Cape Lighthouse, Ben Boyd National Park

Other popular bushwalks in the Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven region include:

There are more nature walks near Bawley Point in the northern section of Murramarang National Park, including the Pretty Beach to Snapper Point walking track. On this 1km return walk, enjoy fabulous coastal views. Further south is Pebbly Beach, where you can snap pictures of the local kangaroos.

Couple enjoying a day section of the multi-day Light to Light Walk

For more adventure, walk from Abrahams Bosom Beach in Currarong to the top of sheer cliffs on the Beecroft Peninsula. This is a spectacular location for whale watching. You can spot dolphins frolicking in Jervis Bay Marine Park all year round and humpback whales between May and November.

On the southern end of the crystal blue Jervis Bay is Booderee National Park. Join Aboriginal rangers in the park to learn about traditional bush tucker and medicinal plants. You’ll also find several lovely self-guided bushwalking tracks, as well as campgrounds near white sandy beaches.

Couple enjoying a hike to Cascade Falls in Macquarie National Park

To see 270-million-year-old marine fossils, follow the Gondwana Coast Fossil Walk. The guided walk ventures along the rock platforms in seaside Ulladulla, which is 45 minutes’ drive south from Booderee National Park. A scenic drive west of Ulladulla is Pigeon House Mountain, which you can climb for amazing views.

Another great location for breathtaking views of the coast and beyond is Jerrawangala lookout, in the Jerrawangala National Park near Nowra. Unmarked tracks wind through the park and suit experienced hikers. Before your walking adventure, please read these bushwalking safety tips carefully.

Explore Beautiful Shoalhaven National Parks