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Pretty Beach campground - Murramarang National Park

Murramarang National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Pretty Beach campground - Murramarang National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Princes Highway at Termeil, take the Bawley Point/Kioloa turn off. Past Kioloa follow the signs to Pretty Beach . There is 300m of unsealed road.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Off-street parking for one vehicle per site is available at Pretty Beach campground.

    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.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded

    43.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    7°C and 16°C

    Lowest recorded

    0°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    275.3mm

    Facilities

    • Campsites are marked and suitable for caravans, camper trailers, campervans and tents.
    • Firewood and ice can be bought at the Pretty Beach office.
    • Please place your rubbish in the bins provided.
    • There's limited mobile phone service at Pretty Beach.

    Amenities

    • A coin-operated washing machine is available.

    Toilets

    • Flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
    • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

    Carpark

    Drinking water

    • Water within the campground should be boiled before drinking.

    Showers

    • $1 coin for 4 minutes of hot water.

    • Hot showers

    Electric power

    • Powered and unpowered campsites are available.

    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.

    Camping safety

    Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

    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.

    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).

    Paddling safety

    To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    • Assistance may be required to access this area.
    • Wheelchair accessible toilet
    • Path to beach view

    Permitted

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    Fires are permitted in approved containers only. No fires are permitted on the ground or beach.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Please bring your own firewood or buy firewood at the campground office.

    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.

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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 coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

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    Path to Pretty Beach, Murramarang National Park. Photo: N Cubbin.