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Hyams Beach trail

Jervis Bay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Hyams Beach trail.

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    45min - 1hr 15min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep and difficult

  • Distance

    2km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Hyams Beach trail starts at Lister Cresent, at the southern end of Hyams Beach village. It’s about 10 minutes from Vincentia. To get there:

  • Head northeast on Campbell Court towards Elizabeth Drive and turn left onto Elizabeth Drive
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit onto The Wool Road, then at the next roundabout, take the first exit onto Jervis Bay Road
  • Turn left onto Kallaroo Road and continue onto Booderee Avenue
  • Turn right onto Cyrus Street and then the first left into Lister Cresent

Parking

Parking is available on Lister Crescent, a short walk from Hyams Beach trail

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

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Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

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 + 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).

Prohibited

Fishing

The water around Hyams Beach is within a sanctuary zone of Jervis Bay Marine Park. Fishing is not permitted in this area. For more information, check the Marine Parks Authority website and the NSW Fisheries website

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Hyams Beach Trail, Jervis Bay National Park. Photo: David Finnegan