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Coonemia Creek

Jervis Bay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Coonemia Creek.

Getting there and parking

Coonemia Creek is in the northern precinct of Jervis Bay National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south through Nowra on Princes Highway
  • Turn left off Princes Highway at Forest Road - follow the signs to Currarong.
  • Continue in a generally easterly direction. Once you’re on Currarong Road, travel approximately 2.5km before taking the small dirt track on your left.
  • Follow this dirt track for approximately 700m to Coonemia Creek

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Coonemia Creek. The road into the carpark is narrow and winding and is not suitable for trailers, caravans, campervans or long vehicles. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

Take advantage of spring weather and head to Hyams Beach. You can pick up some fish and chips from the nearby Hyams Beach Café to enjoy on the white sands of this iconic south coast beach. If you're feeling energetic after lunch, walk the easy Hyams Beach trail.

Summer

Swim, surf, snorkel and dive your way through the summer school holidays in this beach paradise.

Winter

Humpback whales can be spotted migrating northwards in the winter months. Keep an eye out for southern right whales and dolphins too. They're often seen around the park's coastline.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

17°C and 24°C

Highest recorded

40.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

10°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-0.5°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

April, May and June

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

316.7mm

Facilities

Boat ramp

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

Paddling safety

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

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty

Permitted

Fishing

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

Prohibited

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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Coonemia Creek, Jervis Bay National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk