• Distance 1.7km
  • Altitude max 81m
  • Altitude min 2m
  • Duration .75 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 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.

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Scribbly Gum Walking Track NSW (1.7km)

Jervis Bay National Park

Nearest Town

Huskisson, Jervis Bay, NSW

Best Time of the Year to Travel

Year round

Starting Location

Greenfield Beach Picnic Area

Finish Location

Greenfield Beach Picnic Area

Scribbly Gum Walking Track Review

The Scribbly Gum Walking Track is part of the designated Scribbly Gum and White Sands Walking Track in the Jervis Bay National Park on the NSW south coast just south of Nowra. This track is 1.7km long and while it’s not overly challenging for keen hikers, its still worth the effort and a great option for the non-hikers in the family.

This walk starts in the car park at the Greenfield Beach picnic area which is one of the best maintained trailheads I have seen in any national park. An excellent shaded car park, toilet facilities, a lovely grassed picnic area, beach access and undercover or open air picnic facilities.

Start this walk at the side of the undercover picnic area where the trailhead, while not well marked, is obvious. By doing the walk in an anti clockwise direction you are doing the harder uphill section first. Having said that this walk isn’t by any means difficult.

The first part of this walk takes you into the bushland behind the picnic area and undulates and winds its way up, then downhill, before gradually heading upwards to the highest point on this track which isn’t overly strenuous. From the highpoint you head downhill and once you arrive at the ‘T’ intersection you then turn left to return to the trailhead. Turning right takes you onto the White Sands component of the longer walk. From here head back towards the trailhead. Once you are making your way along the edge of the ocean there is a nice little lookout, taking in the views over towards Point Perpendicular on the opposite side of the Bay.

On the day I did this walk in Autumn there were lots of Banksias and Lambertias in flower and even though it wasn’t that far from the nearby residential areas, it had that remote sort of feeling. This is a lovely little walk that really is family friendly and a great option to get people enthused about hiking.

Trailhead car park

Trailhead signage

No dogs, as usual

Undercover picnic and information kiosk

Trailhead picnic area

Trailhead toilets

Start this walk in an anticlockwise direction by walking past the covered picnic area

Trail example at the start

Trail example

Trail seating example

On-trail interpretation signage

Pittosporum in fruit

Banksia spinulosa

Banksia spinulosa up close

Trail example

Remnant Eucalyptus

Scribbly Gum

Trail directional signage, turn left

Lambertia in flower

Dried Banksia cone

Trail example

Turn left to return top the trailhead, or turn right to continue this walk

Heading home

View of Point Perpendicular across the Bay

Ocean seats

Trailhead beach

Across the creek

Back to the start

Trail Videos

This short video contains photos and video from our walk to show you the walk from start to finish

Getting There

Google map from Nowra. The trip from Nowra is 36km and will take around 35 minutes

On the way there 1

On the way there 2

On the way there 3

On the way there 4

On the way there 5

Trailhead car park

Trailhead car park. There is plenty of good quality car parking although I imagine on a hot day it would be busy in the middle of the day

Things to Know

  • Phone: There is good phone signal on this track
  • Water: You need to bring your own water although this walk is short enough not to carry much
  • Toilets: There are toilets located in the picnic area at the trailhead
  • Trail: This trail consists of formed natural track and beach walking
  • Dogs: No dogs allowed
  • Other: 
    • This walk is done in a loop

Disclaimer

This walk was undertaken by the team from Australian Hiker

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