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Pretty Beach

Murramarang National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 26 September 2019, 2.39pm

Applies from Thu 26 Sep 2019, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 2.39pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park, excluding the following serviced camping and accommodation areas:

  • Depot Beach campground 
  • Pebbly Beach campground
  • Pretty Beach campground
  • Yellow Rock Beach House

The park fire ban remains in effect for all other areas unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 9 Oct 2019, 3.06pm to Fri 8 Nov 2019, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Oct 2019, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Meroo campground closures for tree hazard management

The following campgrounds in Meroo National Park will be temporarily closed for several days for annual tree hazard maintenance work:

  • Termeil Point campground will be closed from 3pm, Sunday 20 October to 4pm, Thursday 24 October 2019
  • Sunburnt Beach campground will be closed from 3pm, Sunday 27 October to 4pm, Thursday 31 October 2019
  • Meroo Head campground will be closed from 3pm, Sunday 3 November to 4pm, Friday 8 November 2019

All vehicles and camping equipment must be removed from campsites and carparks. Day visitors will also not be permitted.

The closures will remain in place unless otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 4.39pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 26 Sep 2019, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 2.39pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park, excluding the following serviced camping and accommodation areas:

  • Depot Beach campground 
  • Pebbly Beach campground
  • Pretty Beach campground
  • Yellow Rock Beach House

The park fire ban remains in effect for all other areas unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 5.02pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 2.55pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program for foxes from Monday 13 May 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits which will be laid continuously in various locations across:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Jervis Bay National Park (Lake Wollumboola and Warrain Beach)
  • Seven Mile Beach National Park
  • Comerong Island Nature Reserve

​​​​​This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

For further information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500 or the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Applies from Fri 7 Dec 2018, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 1.31pm

Closed areas: Vehicle access changes to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks

Vehicle access to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks in Meroo National Park has changed. The changes are designed to provide better access to picnic areas and safer use of the walking trails. The changes include:

  • The eastern portion of Burrill Lake Drive is closed to vehicles between the highway and the East picnic area. 
  • Lake Road is closed to vehicles where it follows the foreshore of Burrill Lake - that is, from its junction with Burrill Lake Drive West to the eastern junction with Burrill Lake Drive.
  • Vehicle access to Giriwa and Gari walking tracks and picnic areas is via Romney Park Road off the highway, or via Lake Road off Wheelbarrow Road.

The closed sections of road are part of the Giriwa and Gari walking tracks. To ensure public safety, these sections of the tracks will be for use by walkers only, except for management and emergency vehicle access. Visitors can apply for vehicle access for educational, community and other relevant activities by calling the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

For more information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500, or see the Meroo National Park plan of management.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 9.14am

Closed areas: Viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail closed

The viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail in Murramarang National Park has been closed due to structural damage to the platform.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Depot Beach campground or the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4478 6582, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/murramarang-pretty-beach/local-alerts

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.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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The view from the headland looking along Pretty Beach. Photo:John Yurasek