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Hare Point walking track

Jervis Bay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Hare Point walking track.

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs

  • Quality of markings

    No directional signage

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    6km return

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Hare Point walking track is in the northern precinct of Jervis Bay National Park. To get there:

    • Travel south through Nowra on Princes Highway
    • Turn left off Princes Highway at Forest Road - follow the signs to Currarong.
    • Continue in a generally easterly direction. Once you’re on Currarong Road, travel approximately 2.5km before taking the dirt road on your right.
    • Follow this dirt road for approximately 2.3km to the picnic area and trackhead

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Red Point picnic area, where the trackhead is located.

    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

    Drinking water

    You will need to bring your own drinking and cooking water

    Maps and downloads

    Permitted

    Fishing

    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

    Prohibited

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    Fires are prohibited. Please use gas or fuel stoves.

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Hare Point walking track

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    Park info

    Hare Point walking track, Jervis Bay National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk