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Sand track walk (north)

“What a great way to see the natural wonders of this park while working up an appetite for a delicious gourmet picnic at the other end.”

This short walk allows you to experience both the unique forests and stunning golden stretch of beach that make up Seven Mile Beach National Park.

Starting at the Beach Road picnic area, this walk meanders north towards Gerroa picnic area through dune blackbutt, bangalay forests and littoral rainforest. Take a moment in the forest to enjoy the birdwatching opportunities along the walk. Look out for thornbills, wrens, honeyeaters and the brown cuckoo dove.

Relax and enjoy the intimate bush setting at Gerroa picnic area. Retrace your steps back or kick off your shoes, get the sand between your toes and wander back along the golden beach as it stretches out into the distance.


Getting there

Getting there:

Sand track walk (north) starts at Beach Road picnic area in the central precinct of Seven Mile Beach National Park. To get there:

From Sydney or Wollongong:

  • Turn off the Princes Highway to Gerringong and drive south through Gerroa
  • Turn left into Beach Road, about 4km south of the bridge
  • Follow Beach Road to the end.

From Nowra:

  • Turn off Princes Highway at Bolong Road, Bomaderry
  • Follow Bolong Road which becomes Gerroa Road
  • Turn right into Beach Road and follow to the end.

The track begins at the northern end of the picnic area near the toilet block, where you’ll see a small sign at the edge of the bush.

Alternatively, the walk can also be started from Gerroa picnic area.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Beach Road picnic area, including a designated disabled spot. Bus parking is available but no designated bus spots.

Important info


2.5km (one-way)

Time suggested:

1.5 hours each way



You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at Seven Mile Beach, so take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

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Sand Track, Seven Mile Beach National Park. Photo: P Lunnon/NSW Government