• Distance 3.7km
  • Altitude max 30m
  • Altitude min 4m
  • Duration 1.25 hours
  • Trail type Loop
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 One

Grade One

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

The Australian Grading system is based on the australian standard for measuring trail hikes.

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Murramarang Aboriginal Area Walking Track NSW (3.7km)


Nearest Town

The trail head for this walk is actually closer to the town of Ulladullla (27km to the north) however Batemans Bay is the closet town if traveling from Canberra

Best Time of the Year to Travel

Year round

Starting Location

Trail head car park along Murramarang Road, Bawley Point (adjacent to Block #285)

Finish Location

Trail head car park along Murramarang Road, Bawley Point (adjacent to Block #285)

Murramarang Aboriginal Area Walking Track Review

This walk is a relatively easy walk on the south coast of NSW on the Bawley Point Headland. I love bush walks that are adjacent to the ocean as it provides the best of both worlds with ocean and bush views providing three opportunities to head down to the beach for a swim.

While this walk shows up in the NSW parks website as being around 2km this doesn’t factor in the walk to the actual trail head from the carpark. All up the distance is 3.7km which is still an easy walk. Park your car and head to the right hand corner of the car park along a poorly identified trail down the the beach. Once you get to the beach turn left before going onto the sand and you will come across some trail markers and signage that will will take you to the formal start of the walk. Head down a small metal mesh boardwalk to a largish interpretation centre that provides detailed information on when the local Indigenous population used to live in this area.

Head off on the well worn sandy trail and follow the marker arrows as you go. The default direction for this walk is anti clockwise and as you walk you will come across a number of small raised platforms or ‘U’ shaped seating areas that have additional interpretation signage.

This trail has a slight slope to it but overall its a pretty easy walk though coastal scrubland that provides frequent views to the nearby ocean on the east and to the adjacent mountains to the west including one of the regions best known bush walks Pigeon House Mountain. If you have a pair of swimmers with you you can access the beach just as you come down from the car park, shortly after the trail head signage, and just as you start heading back to the carpark on the return leg.  This walk has a large number of Kangaroos scattered in the grassy areas just of the trail.

One warning here is that this part of the coast is ‘tick central’ so wear long pants and socks, and a long-sleeved top when doing this walk in the hotter moths of the year. Having said that this is a great family walk that is relatively easy and if the weather is warm enough bring a lunch and swim gear to take advantage of the excellent beaches adjacent to this walk and make a day of it.

The start of the walk is in the right hand corner of the car park and is a bit overgrown

The first part of the walk to the beach is a bit of a green tunnel

Great day for a swim. Your first access point to the beach

Just before to go onto the beach proper turn left to head to the formal start of this walk

Walk past the area sign

The formal start of the track

Formal trail head with a large set of interpretation signage

A second access point to the beach just past the trail head

Spent Banksia seed head

Pretty in pink

Raised platforms to improve the view

Signage along the trail

Signage along the trail

Bush and ocean together, my favourite

Follow the trail markers

On the trail just before the turn back point

‘U’ shaped seating and signage area

Left to the car park right to the beach

Beach on the north side of the headland with Brush Island in the background

Heading back to the car park

The distinctive Pigeon House Mountain in the distance

Just a few Kangaroos

Heading back to the car park

Walk done!

Getting There

Google Map to the trail head from Batemans Bay. The Drive from the turn off at the bottom of the Clyde Mountain to the trail head car park is around 42km and 32 minutes away

Turn of to the right at the BP service station (Termeil)

Turn right at the T junction. This turn off is about 5.5km from the highway

Trail head car park along Murramarang Road, Bawley Point (adjacent to Block #285). this car park is about 3km for the ‘T’ junction turnoff

Things to Know

  • There are no toilets
  • You should bring your own water
  • This trail is walkable year round
  • The mobile phone coverage is excellent on this trail
  • Dogs are not allowed on this walk
  • Dress for Ticks during the warmer months of the year


This walk was undertaken by the team from Australian Hiker

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