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Dark Beach walking track

Murramarang National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 15 July 2021, 5.40pm

Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.40pm.

Closed areas: Old Coast Road closed for maintenance

Old Coast Road near South Durras is closed until Thursday 22 July 2021 for road maintenance. This closure will restrict vehicle access to a number of destinations in this part of the park.

For more information, please contact the local office.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 3.10pm to Thu 4 Nov 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 10.03am

Closed areas: Depot Beach campground closed

Depot Beach campground is closed for upgrades and will re-open Friday 5 November 2021.

The cabins remain open for bookings. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.40pm

Closed areas: Old Coast Road closed for maintenance

Old Coast Road near South Durras is closed until Thursday 22 July 2021 for road maintenance. This closure will restrict vehicle access to a number of destinations in this part of the park.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.38pm to Tue 19 Oct 2021, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 10.47am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 19 April to Tuesday 19 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area
  • Conjola National Park
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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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/walking-tracks/dark-beach-walking-track/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 pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted. Card only at Pretty Beach.

    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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