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Hammerhead Point picnic area

Jervis Bay National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Hammerhead Point picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Hammerhead Point is located off Currarong Road, about 9km east of Callala Bay and a few kilometres west of Currarong village. From the Princes Highway:

  • Take Forest Road off the highway, then follow the signs towards Currarong
  • You’ll find the picnic area a couple of hundred metres along the unsealed road

Road quality

While the unsealed access road is solid, please take care if you’re driving a 2WD, there are some large pot holes and gravel.

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Hammerhead Point picnic area. 

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

There are no rubbish bins here – please take your rubbish with you.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

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.

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

Prohibited

Fishing

Fishing is not permitted in this area. The water around Hammerhead Point is within a sanctuary zone of Jervis Bay Marine Park.  For more information, check the Marine Parks Authority website and the NSW Fisheries website.

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.

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