Anabranch loop track

Corramy Regional Park

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Overview

Anabranch loop track is the easiest walk in Corramy Regional Park, near Nowra, passing through forest and wetland and offering close views over Wandandian Creek via a boardwalk.

Where
Corramy Regional Park
Distance
1km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 2
Please note

  • Strong currents and submerged hazards may be present in the creek. Take care in the water and please supervise children at all times. This area is not patrolled by lifeguards.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

One short walk is all it takes to acquaint yourself with the best of Corramy Regional Park. Anabranch loop track twists through spotted gum forest, wetlands, and along the tranquil edge of Wandandian Creek, which is popular for fishing and kayaking. The bushland it passes is largely undisturbed, making this a terrific opportunity to enjoy unadulterated nature and the best place to start any visit to the area.

At only 1km along gentle formed track, Anabranch loop track is accessible to nearly everyone, requiring no experience though it features several steps and can be slippery after heavy rain. Closer to the creek, the track graduates onto purpose-built boardwalk, allowing you to get right near Wandandian Creek and enjoy the native birdlife.

Consider having lunch in the picnic area and then using Anabranch loop track to stretch your legs with a pair of binoculars in tow. A slightly longer and more difficult walk, Delta track, also leaves from the picnic area. Add the two together for an active day by the cool retreat of the water.

Take a virtual tour of Anabranch loop track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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All the practical information you need to know about Anabranch loop track.

Track grading

Grade 2

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    1km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Anabranch loop track is in the Wandandian Creek precinct of Corramy Regional Park. To get there:

  • Travel south on Princes Highway from Nowra
  • Turn left (east) onto The Wool Road, just north of Bewong.
  • Turn right (south) after approximately 1km to enter Corramy Regional Park
  • Follow the unsealed road to the Wandandian Creek picnic area car park

Parking

Parking is available at Wandandian Creek picnic area. It's a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Corramy Regional Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Venture out on Wandandian Creek in a kayak, heading out to St Georges Basin or downstream to connect with Tullarwalla Lagoon.

Spring

Take a stroll along Anabranch Branch and admire the blooming wildflowers beneath the eucalypts.

Summer

Escape the summer heat with a cool lunch at Wandandian Creek picnic area.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16.1°C and 22.6°C

Highest recorded

40.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

9.7°C and 15.7°C

Lowest recorded

-3.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

May

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

316.7mm

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Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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).

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.

Permitted

Pets

Dogs are permitted in this part of the park – you’ll need to keep them on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them.

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Anabranch loop track is in Corramy Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

A natural playground

Wandandian Creek picnic area, Corramy Regional Park. Photo: D Duffy

Even as it preserves important species of plants and animals, Corramy Regional Park offers terrific recreation opportunities in easy reach of towns between Nowra and Ulladulla. Within or around the park, visitors can enjoy cycling, horse riding, picnicking, fishing or kayaking on the foreshores and waterways like St Georges Basin.

  • Wandandian Creek Wandandian Creek is an easily accessible waterway that offers several branching directions for a variety of activities including paddling, fishing, kayaking and birdwatching.

Aboriginal heritage

Wandandian Creek, Corramy Regional Park. Photo: D Duffy

'Corramy' is the Aboriginal name for the local area. Because of its diverse environments, the area provided a variety of resources for Aboriginal people.

Preserving our threatened species

Delta track, Corramy Regional Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk

Corramy Regional Park may be just down the road from several small townships, but it plays a critical role in preserving natural diversity. There are two endangered ecological communities in the park: swamp oak floodplain forest, growing along the foreshore of Wandandian Creek; and river-flat eucalypt forest with stands of red gum. Strolling in the regional park is to stroll through a precious reserve of these trees. Corramy is also home to threatened animals, with yellow-bellied gliders and glossy black cockatoos recorded in the area. Take a camera and keep your eyes peeled, but be careful not to disturb their habitat.

  • Delta track The longer of the two walks near Wandandian Creek, near Nowra, Delta track follows the foreshore for 1.5km, crossing two beaches with opportunities for fishing and birdwatching.

Plants and animals you may see

Animals

  • Sugar glider. Photo: Jeff Betteridge

    Sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps)

    The sugar glider is a tree-dwelling Australian native marsupial, found in tall eucalypt forests and woodlands along eastern NSW. The nocturnal sugar glider feeds on insects and birds, and satisfies its sweet tooth with nectar and pollens.

  • Southern boobook. Photo: David Cook

    Southern boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae)

    The southern boobook, also known as the mopoke, is the smallest and most common native owl in Australia. With a musical 'boo-book' call that echoes through forests and woodlands, the southern boobook is a great one to look out for while bird watching.

  • Long-nosed bandicoot, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Narelle King

    Long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta)

    A nocturnal marsupial and one of the smaller Australian native animals, the long-nosed bandicoot is found across eastern Australia. Populations in the Sydney region have dwindled since European settlement, leaving only endangered colonies in inner western Sydney and at North Head, near Manly. The long-nosed bandicoot has grey-brown fur and a pointed snout which it uses to forage for worms and insects.

Plants

  •  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.

Environments in this park

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