Pebbly Beach shacks

Murramarang National Park

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Overview

Set between bush and beach, you’ll find Pebbly Beach shacks in the secluded coastal rainforest of Murramarang National Park, a short drive from Batemans Bay. This holiday accommodation is right near Pebbly Beach – famous for its ‘surfing kangaroos’.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cabin
Where 60 Pebbly Beach Access Road, Pebbly Beach, NSW, 2536 - in Murramarang National Park
Bedrooms 2
Maximum guests 6
Facilities Barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets
What to bring Food supplies, bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, 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 apply for late checkouts. 
  • This is a remote property so it’s a good idea to pick up your supplies before you arrive.
  • Pebbly Beach campground is nearby and has cold showers, wheelchair-accessible flush toilets and barbecue facilities. 
  • Depot Beach campground sells ice and firewood. Petrol stations on the highway, around 12km away, have general store facilities.

If you’re after a peaceful getaway, Pebbly Beach shacks are for you. This self-contained holiday accommodation is quite rustic, but it has all the basic comforts. And Pebbly Beach campground is right next door if you’re looking for amenities. 

Its secluded bush setting is surrounded by Australian wildlife, with direct access to the beach. Wake up to lyrebirds and rainbow lorikeets calling in the high gums before you head to the beach for a swim. 

Feeling adventurous? Lace up and explore the park’s coastal walking tracks – or throw a line into the ocean and cook your catch on the outdoor barbecue. 

In winter, you might be lucky to spot whales heading north, or dolphins frolicking in the ocean. Pebbly Beach is also a magnet for eastern grey kangaroos. They happily graze near the shacks and hang out on the beach alongside holidaymakers.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Local alerts

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Park info

  • in Murramarang National Park in the South Coast region
  • Murramarang National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted. Card only at Pretty Beach.

    Buy annual pass
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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Pebbly Beach shacks.

Getting there and parking

Pebbly Beach shacks are located within Murramarang National Park. To get there: 

  • Take the Princes Highway to East Lynne 
  • Turn into Mt Agony Road for sealed access all the way 
  • Take the second right, just before the start of dirt road. 
  • Wind your way down the hill, turn left into the campground and then left into the shacks. 
  • There is a gate to open as this is the start of the Durras Mountain walk, parking for walkers is located on the south side of the gate.

You can also reach Pebbly shacks via Pebbly Beach Road, from the Princes Highway, however it is unsealed.

The keys to the shacks are in a key security box, next to the back door of the shacks. A PIN code to open the box is included in your booking confirmation email. If you have not received your code, contact 13000 72757 before setting out. 

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available next to your shack. 2 vehicles are permitted per shack.

Facilities

  • There are 4 beach shacks
  • Shack 1: 1 bedroom; 1 queen bed (max 2 guests).
  • Shacks 2 and 3: 2 bedrooms; 1 queen bed, 4 single beds (max 6 guests).
  • Jack's shack: 2 bedrooms; 1 queen bed, 1 queen bed + 1 single bunk bed + 1 single bed with trundle (max 8 guests).
  • No linen is provided
  • The shacks are fully self-contained and include kitchen with gas stove, fridge, basic kitchenware, cutlery and glassware and gas heating.
  • There's a dining setting, lounge and outdoor setting.
  • Each shack has a separate flush toilet and an outdoor wood barbecue with firewood supplied
  • There are no TV, DVD or stereos.
  • Please leave the property 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.
  • Each shack has rubbish and recycling bins.
  • The shacks use gas and solar power. There are no power points so please leave your personal electrical devices at home.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Carpark

Drinking water

Some water is available at the property but you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking.

Showers

  • Shacks 1, 2 and 3 have 'bucket' showers where guests fill the shower bucket with water – like an outdoor bush shower but indoors. For hot showers, guests can heat water on the stove in the kitchen. Jack's shack (shack 4) has a standard shower with solar/gas heated hot water.

  • Cold showers

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.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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 - hard

  • Pebbly Beach shacks are not wheelchair-accessible 
  • Pebbly Beach campground is nearby and has amenities that are wheelchair-accessible. 
  • The viewing platform over Pebbly Beach is also accessible, but assistance may be required. 
  • Pathways are wide and relatively flat

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Spear fishing is permitted in designated areas only.

Prohibited

Amplified music is not permitted.

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Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Pebbly Beach shacks 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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Bookings

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Park info

  • in Murramarang National Park in the South Coast region
  • Murramarang National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted. Card only at Pretty Beach.

    Buy annual pass
See more visitor info