Depot Beach cabins

Murramarang National Park

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Overview

Depot Beach cabins are set between spotted blue gumtrees and the golden sands of Depot Beach, offering either forest or water views, barbecues and all amenities.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cabin
Where 2B Depot Beach Road, Depot Beach, NSW, 2536 - in Murramarang National Park
Bedrooms 2
Maximum guests 6
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, drinking water, public phone, showers, toilets, electric power
What to bring Bed sheets, blankets, pillow cases, towels
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.
  • Canberra Day long weekend, Easter long weekend, October long weekend and NSW summer school holidays. Minimum stays apply.
  • Rest of year. Minimum 2 night stay.
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your accommodation fees.

Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Check in 2pm. Check out 10am. Fees may apply for late checkouts.
  • You must check in to the on-site office on arrival. Check the whiteboard if the office is unattended.
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Fall asleep to the sounds of rustling gum leaves and glimpses of crashing waves from the comfort of your own Depot Beach cabin.

Right next to the idyllic and fully equipped campground, have a leisurely swim at the nearby Depot Beach. And after waking in your beach front or forest cabin, whip-up a barbecue breakfast and share some tales with your fellow visitors.

Anglers will tell you to make your way to Kioloa.  The boat ramp there makes it an easy way to get out to the ocean, or go fishing at the headland to catch loads of blackfish and drummer.

There are many outdoor activities to do while you’re at Depot Beach cabins, which makes this accommodation the perfect coastal getaway.

Take a virtual tour of Depot Beach cabins captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Local alerts

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All the practical information you need to know about Depot Beach cabins.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Depot Beach cabins are located at Depot Beach campground, in the central precinct of Murramarang National Park. To get there:

    • From the Princes Highway enter the national park via Mount Agony Road
    • Take the right fork onto North Durras Road
    • Then take Depot Beach Road to the campground

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    • Parking for 1 vehicle is available at your cabin.
    • Limited additional parking is available at Depot beach campground carpark.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Murramarang National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    Spring is a great time to dust off your hiking boots and take to the park's tracks. Try the Pretty Beach to Durras Mountain walk for spectacular views of the coast and ranges.

    Summer

    There's no better time to head down the coast and catch some sunshine. With crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkelling, a beach camping trip is the ideal way to enjoy the Aussie summer.

    Winter

    Birdwatching opportunities abound at this time of year, see if you can catch the courting displays of lyrebirds in the park's rainforest areas.

    Facilities

    • Forest cabin configuration: Cabins 10 and 11 have 1 x queen and 1 x triple bunk bed.
    • Beach cabin configuration: Cabin 1 has 1 queen. Cabins 3, 5, 7 have 1 x queen, 1 x double and 1 x single bunk bed. Cabins 2, 4, 6, 8 have 1 x queen and 2 x single bunk beds.
    • Pillows are provided.
    • All cabins are fully furnished and have a kitchen, bathroom and combined lounge room/ dining with seating for all guests.
    • The 8 beach cabins have front and rear verandahs. The forest cabins have a front verandah only.
    • Fridge, microwave and stove, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans are provided.
    • Bathroom with shower and toilet.
    • Heater and CD/radio.
    • Forest cabins have a television.
    • Additional facilities are available in Depot Beach campground
    • Firewood, gas (swap-and-go) and ice can be purchased at the campground.
    • Please ensure you leave the cabin clean and tidy with all kitchen items washed up and put away. Additional fees may be charged for any unreasonable cleaning required or missing / broken items.
    • Please place your rubbish in the bins provided.

    Toilets

    • Flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    • The cabins have 2 shared covered picnic shelters with gas barbecues and a pizza oven.

    • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

    Drinking water

    • Water in the cabins and campground should be boiled before drinking.

    Public phone

    • There's no mobile phone coverage at Depot Beach. A coin operated public phone is available on the verandah of the Depot Beach office.

    Showers

    • Hot showers

    Electric power

    • Depot Beach cabins are connected to mains power.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Boating safety

    If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    • Cabins 2, 6 and 8 are accessible via ramps and have wide doors, lowered kitchen facilities, wheelchair-accessible toilets and showers.
    • Please note some assistance may be required when accessing the back sliding doors and showers due to slight raises (1-2cm).
    • To get to the beach, you'll need to travel a short distance on a bitumen, then gravel road to a grassed area on the beach. This can be negotiated with assistance.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Firewood may not be collected from the park. Please bring your own supply or purchase at the campground.

    Generators

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Nearby towns

    Batemans Bay (16 km)

    Batemans Bay is a bustling coastal town with majestic seascapes. It's located on the estuary of the Clyde River.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Bawley Point (14 km)

    Some of the beaches around Bawley Point are popular with surfers looking for the best waves along the coast. But there are plenty of other beaches where you can swim, picnic or simply watch kangaroos enjoying the surf.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Ulladulla (31 km)

    Ulladulla is close to several wonderful national parks. Morton National Park, to the west, is home to Pigeon House Mountain, a local landmark which is a popular climb. Murramarang National Park, between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay, has beautiful coastal walks, beaches and camping sites.   

    www.visitnsw.com

    Learn more

    Depot Beach cabins is in Murramarang National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Bird watching

    Murramarang National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

    Birdwatchers are in for a treat; the park boasts more than 90 species of birdlife including three owl species, peregrine falcons, sea eagles, gannets, shearwaters, white-faced storm petrels, sooty oystercatchers, eastern yellow robins, satin bowerbirds, the rufous fantail and even a penguin colony. Look for the sea eagles and peregrine falcons soaring above the park’s cliffs and headlands and the rufous fantails and eastern yellow robins in rainforest gullies around Durras Mountain. You’re most likely to see sooty oystercatchers wading around the edges of lake areas.

    Native animals

    Australian King-parrot (Alisterus scapularis), Murramarang National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

    There’s an abundance of wildlife living in Murramarang National Park, but by far one of the highlights is seeing eastern grey kangaroos that spend their days dozing near the beaches and by campgrounds until dusk when they gather to feed. In the moist forests of the park you might see lyrebirds fossicking in leaf litter. Look for the stately, strutting wonga pigeon with its pastel blue-grey back feathers and black dotted stomach. If you don’t see it, you may well hear its repetitive, deep ‘whoop, whoop’ call that carries through the forest.

    • Burrawang walking track Burrawang walking track, across Depot Beach Headland, features scenic coastal views, forests and birdwatching in Murramarang National Park, near Batemans Bay.
    • Richmond Beach Richmond Beach is one of Murramarang’s hidden treasures. Just 50m from the carpark on an easy walking track you can enjoy picnicking, swimming, snorkelling, fishing and paddling.

    Native vegetation

    Dark Beach walking track, Murramarang National Park. Photo:Michael Van Ewijk

    One of the really special things in Murramarang is the forest of majestic spotted gums; it’s one of the biggest continuous stands in NSW. With an understorey of burrawang palms, the forest stretches right down to the ocean and is truly a sight to see. You’ll easily recognise the spotted gums – they have a smooth, dimpled bark which is shed in summer to produce a mottled cream and grey ‘spotted’ appearance.

    • Dark Beach walking track Dark Beach walking track leads to a secluded beach with unique rock formations in Murramarang National Park. Ideal for fishing, swimming and snorkelling.
    • Depot Beach Rainforest walk Depot Beach marks the start and end of this easy walk through lush littoral rainforest. Go for a swim, surf, snorkel or paddle in the clear waters when you return.
    • Rock Platform walk - Depot Beach 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.

    Rich Aboriginal cultural heritage

    Pebbly Beach, Murramarang National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

    Aboriginal people have a long connection with the Country of Murramarang National Park, and this continues to the present day. The south coast headlands have long been a focus for economic life, giving easy access to the food resources of both the sea and the land, and plants within the park provided medicines and shelter. There is much evidence of the past today, including shell middens, tool manufacturing sites and indications of a specialised industry producing bone points and fishing hooks. Take a walk around Murramarang Aboriginal Area, near Bawley Point - there's a complex of middens that are of great cultural value.

    • Then and now: Aboriginal culture This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.
    • Then and now: Aboriginal culture This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.
    • Then and now: Aboriginal culture This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.
    • Wasp Head walk This short walk leads to a spectacular view of Wasp Island and passes through historic Aboriginal sites of the area.

    Plants and animals you may see

    Animals

    • Satin bowerbird. Photo: Ken Stepnell

      Satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)

      With vibrant blue-violet eyes and curious antics, the satin bowerbird is a favourite for bird watching and easy to spot as it forages for food in open forest. Relatively common across eastern Australia, in NSW they’re found in coastal rainforests and adjacent woodlands and mountain ranges.

    Plants

    • Blueberry ash. Photo: Jaime Plaza

      Blueberry ash (Elaeocarpus reticulatus)

      The blueberry ash is a rainforest shrub which produces blue olive-shaped berries and spectacular bell-shaped flowers, which often appear on the plant together. It is a tall slender shrub or small tree found in rainforest, tall eucalypt forest and coastal bushland in eastern NSW, south-east Queensland and Victoria.

    •  Black sheoak. Photo: Barry Collier

      Black sheoak (Allocasuarina littoralis)

      The black sheoak is one of a number of casuarina species found across the east coast of Australia and nearby tablelands. Growing to a height of 5-15m, these hardy Australian native plants can survive in poor or sandy soils. The barrel-shaped cone of the black sheoak grows to 10-30mm long.

    • Cabbage tree palm in Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

      Cabbage palm (Livistona australis)

      With glossy green leaves spanning 3-4m in length and a trunk reaching a height of up to 30m, the cabbage tree palm, or fan palm, is one of the tallest Australian native plants. Thriving in rainforest margins along the east coast of NSW, in summer this giant palm produces striking spikes of cream flowers which resemble cabbages.

    • Wonga Wonga vine. Photo: Barry Collier

      Wonga wonga vine (Pandorea pandorana)

      The wonga wonga vine is a widespread vigorous climber usually found along eastern Australia. A variation of the plant occurs in the central desert, where it resembles a sprawling shrub. One of the more common Australian native plants, the wonga wonga vine produces bell-shaped white or yellow flowers in the spring, followed by a large oblong-shaped seed pod.

    Environments in this park

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    School excursions (3)

    The aqua blue water of Depot Beach. Photo:John Yurasek