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Durras Lake Discovery trail

Murramarang National Park

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A family friendly short walk, Durras Lake Discovery trail highlights historic heritage as well as wildlife and birdwatching in Murramarang National Park, on the South Coast.

1.5km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr 30min
Grade 3
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Durras Lake Discovery trail can become boggy when it rains

If you’re spending some quality family time on the South Coast, the Durras Lake Discovery trail is an easy walk in the central precinct of Murramarang National Park. The kids will love hopping across the playful stepping stones, climbing the lookout tower and testing their balance on the log walk.

Leading through majestic spotted gums and spiky burrawangs, you’ll pass a remnant of endangered rainforest. Informative displays highlight the history of the forest and early logging in the area. Now protected, this rare forest is ideal for wildlife and birdwatching. You might see crimson rosellas, new Holland honey eaters as well as kangaroos and red-necked wallabies.

There’s the option to join Lake walk for more views of Durras Lake, or simply pick your spot for a picnic under the shade of the spotted gums.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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  • 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 machines - cash and credit cards accepted. Card only at Pretty Beach.

    Buy annual pass
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