• Distance 1km
  • Altitude max 20m
  • Duration .75 hours
  • Trail type Return
Three Stars

Three Stars

Worth Doing

The Australian Hiker Experience Rating is a measure of the overall quality of a walk. It is intended to help you decide whether to walk a trail, not to measure anything objective. Consider this our personal take on the walk.

Grade Two

Grade Two

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

The Australian Hiker Difficulty Grading System is based on the australian standard for measuring trail hikes.

Parking
Toilets
Rubbish Bins
Camping Grounds
Showers

Little Oaky Beach Walking Track NSW (1km)

NSW

Nearest Town

Batemans Bay

Best Time of the Year to Travel

Year round

Starting Location

Trail head off Oaky Beach Road

Finish Location

Trail head off Oaky Beach Road

Little Oaky Beach Walking Track Review

The Little Oaky Beach Walking Track is another one of the hidden gems in the Murramarang National Park. While this walk is only just on 1 km in distance and struggling to be classed as a walk, what it provides is a rare and solitary opportunity to experience one of the most popular areas on the NSW south coast. We came upon this walk while looking the the longer ‘Oaky Beach Track’ and decided this was a better option.

The hardest part of this walk is getting to the trail head. The drive in from the highway is around 8 km – the first turn to the right is onto the North Head Road about 2 km along.

What makes this difficult is the road conditions leave a lot to be desired. While most of the road which provides access to the North Head Campground is in reasonably good condition, the side road that takes you down to Oaky Beach is best suited to an all wheel drive vehicle on a good day but if there has been heavy rain then you should only attempt this track with a 4WD.

The reward at the end of this trail is a remote beach – on the day of our visit we almost had it to ourselves with only one other couple visiting for a very short look. This beach is likely to be busier during the summer months but you’re still unlikely to experience huge crowds due to the difficult access.

Walk start for the Little Oaky Beach Track

Small bridge just after you start. You will come across a trail sign on the right which will take you on the ‘Oaky Beach Walking Track’ however after walking this track for about 500 metres we decided it didn’t do much for us and returned to do the Little Oaky Beach Track

Trail example

Trail example

Little Oaky Beach

Rocky head at the beach. This is a lovely little beach and very secluded due to the difficult road access

On the day we visited

Getting There

The trail head is just over 17 km from the base of the Clyde Mountain heading north

Turn off on North Head Road about 2 km off the highway

Close up of access to the car park

Turn off the highway to South Durras

Area signage on the way in

Follow the North Head Road

This road is not suited to low slung cars. Its best if you have a AWD in dry conditions or a 4WD if there has been rain

Trail head car park

Things to Know

  • If its been raining you should only attempt this walk with a 4WD
  • Don’t take low slung cars – on the day we visited there were deep ruts on this road
  • Phone signal is variable but good on the coast
  • There are no toilets on the track
  • You should bring your own water
  • This trail is walkable year round but access is a limiting factor

Disclaimer

This walk was undertaken by the team from Australian Hiker

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