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Wasp Head walk

Murramarang National Park

Overview

This short walk leads to a spectacular view of Wasp Island and passes through historic Aboriginal sites of the area.

Where
Murramarang National Park
Distance
2km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, sunscreen, hat

This short, scenic walk in Murramarang National Park, south of Durras Lake, is a delightful easy walk taking in coastal views and golden beaches in this spectacular part of the coast, north of Bateman’s Bay. Walking north from Wasp Head picnic area takes you through a casuarina forest and opens up to a fantastic view of Wasp Island.

Heading south along the path you’ll reach Emily Miller Head where you can gaze down to a dramatic rocky cove of Wobbegong Bay.  Another off shoot of the path leads down to the beach where you may discover an alluring sea cave, depending on the tide levels. This whole area is renowned for its rich Aboriginal heritage; keep an eye out for evidence of shell middens along the way.

If you’re charmed by the dramatic coastline and want to make a weekend of it, head to Pretty Beach campground or stay a night at the rustic cabins.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

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Wasp Head Walking Track, Murramurang National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government