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Rock Platform walk - Depot Beach

Murramarang National Park

Overview

Rock Platform walk near Depot Beach is a short walk to fascinating rockpools offering excellent birdwatching and scenic ocean views of the South Coast, just north of Batemans Bay.

Where
Murramarang National Park
Distance
1km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch or whale watch

The rock platforms near Depot Beach, form part of Batemans Marine Park, and offer a rare opportunity to observe the fascinating marine worlds of the intertidal zone. Only accessible at low tide, it’s a perfect place for the kids to discover the wonders of nature.

Following the short walk, stop to take in the unending views of unspoilt beaches and rocky headlands. Here the spotted gum forests reach right down to the ocean. The nearby Grasshopper Island is a shorebird rookery and makes for excellent birdwatching. Sooty oyster catchers, white-faced storm petrels and even little penguins can be seen here.

Discover the seething mass of life within the rockpools, such as sea urchins, crabs and tiny fish. With one eye in the watery worlds and another on the incoming tide, head back for a hearty barbecue at Depot Beach picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

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Rock Platform, Depot Beach, Murramurang National Park. Photo: OEH