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Mangrove walk

Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mangrove walk.

Track grading

Grade 3

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  • Time

    15 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    1km loop

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    The Mangrove walk is in the western section of Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve. To get there from Batemans Bay:

    • Follow the Princes Highway to North Batemans Bay and Surfside, turning right onto Peninsula Drive.
    • Turn into McLeod Street, Timbara Crescent, then Myamba Parade.
    • A carpark is available off Myamba Parade, adjacent to Surfside Beach. Follow a short boardwalk to Cullendulla Beach; the Mangrove walk begins along the dune behind the beach.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at a public carpark off Myamba Parade, Surfside, though a short walk is required to reach the mangroves.

    Best times to visit

    Spring

    Migratory birds arrive from Russia, Asia, northeast China, and Europe for the warmer months, foraging on the sand flats where you can see them from Cullendulla Beach.

    Summer

    Break out the canoe or kayak and beat the summer heat with a refreshing paddle up Cullendulla Creek.

    Winter

    Make the short hike to Square Head to do the Mangrove walk, watching how the landscape changes in high and low tide.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    15.5°C and 23.5°C

    Highest recorded

    43.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6.5°C and 17.2°C

    Lowest recorded

    0°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    275.3mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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 Plus 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).

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - hard

    While the boardwalk section through the mangroves is suitable for wheelchairs, parts of the track are sand and this makes wheelchair access difficult.

    Permitted

    Fishing

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

    Recreational fishing is allowed in the bay. However, Cullendulla Creek is a sanctuary zone, so it’s a good idea to check the recreational fishing maps for permitted activities.

    Prohibited

    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.

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