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Maloneys Beach to South Durras walking track

Murramarang National Park

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This walk from Maloneys Beach is a great way to see many secluded spots along the Murramarang South Coast Walk before ending at South Durras.

No wheelchair access
16km one-way
Time suggested
5 - 7hrs
Grade 4
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Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, first aid kit, raincoat, food supplies, sunscreen, hat
Please note
  • This walking track is quite long and requires a good level of fitness, but you can return back to Maloneys Beach at any point.
  • You’ll find places to stop for a swim, snorkel or picnic, so pack your towel and goggles.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or spot a whale.

Starting from the grassy foreshore at Maloneys Beach with views over to Batemans Bay and the resident kangaroos, the walk presents a daunting climb up stairs to the headland. This will get your heart pumping and is the hardest climb of the day.

Once on the headland you walk through a forest and down to Yellow Rock and then onto North Head Beach. Head past North Head campground and up to North Head lookout which will give you wonderful views over to Honeysuckle Bay.

It’s then over Oaky Beach and back into dense forest scenery before the forest provides vantage points into secluded bays like Richmond Beach, Myrtle Beach, Dark Beach and Emily Miller Beach. Wasp Head provides your last headland before dropping down onto the beach again at South Durras near the resort. Enjoy a well-deserved rest here and grab something to eat.

Fit walkers can challenge themselves back to Maloneys Beach or arrange a car shuffle at South Durras. You could even stay the night and then walk back the next day. This walk can be made shorter at any point by returning to Maloneys Beach.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Stay at

  • Water views from the deck at Yellow Rock Beach House in Murramarang National Park. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Yellow Rock Beach House

    Book a quiet mini break at Yellow Rock Beach House in Murramarang National Park near Batemans Bay. This secluded spot has its own private beach and water views from the deck, with swimming and fishing opportunities a few steps away.

  • Aerial view of Judges House (right), neighbouring Yellow Rock Beach House and the coastline, Murramarang National Park. Photo: John Spencer ©DPIE

    Judges House

    If you yearn for a peaceful holiday on the South Coast, Judges House is for you. Surrounded by bush and a secluded beach in beautiful Murramarang National Park, you'll feel a world away from nearby Batemans Bay.

  • 2 bushwalkers following a track through forest, Murramarang National Park. Credit: Remy Brand © Remy Brand

    Oaky Beach campground

    For a bush camping experience just minutes from the coast, book a camping stay at Oaky Beach campground, close to Batemans Bay on the south coast.

  • North Head Campground, Murramarang National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

    North Head campground

    North Head campground in Murramarang National Park feels remote, yet it’s within easy reach of Batemans Bay. Enjoy walking, swimming, and snorkelling at the nearby beach.


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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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