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Pretty Beach to Snake Bay walking track

Murramarang National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Pretty Beach to Snake Bay walking track.

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    3 - 5hrs

  • Quality of markings

    No directional signage

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    10.4km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Pretty Beach to Snake Bay walking track is in the northern precinct of Murramarang National Park. To get there:

    • Enter the park off the Princes Highway at Termeil
    • Take the Bawley Point/Kioloa turn off
    • Drive past Kioloa and follow the signs to Pretty Beach

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Pretty Beach picnic area.

    Facilities

    This walk is in an isolated location. There are toilet and picnic facilities at Pretty Beach picnic area.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach walking track requires extreme caution. Access along the northern section of this walk is only safe at low tide, and when surf conditions are calm and flat. The track is indistinct, difficult to follow, or unmarked in places. Please take extreme caution when approaching rock platforms and remember to never turn your back on the ocean.

    There's no lifeguard service in this area. Make sure you check the height of the tide and waves, and check for dangerous surf conditions before you go. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology district forecasts before planning your trip.

    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

    Fishing is not permitted in the Murramarang Coast Special Purpose Zone within Batemans Marine Park. Visit the Batemans Marine Park webpage for information.

    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.

    Map of Pretty Beach to Snake Bay walking track, Murramarang National Park. Image: OEH

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    Park info

    • 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 coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

      Buy annual pass
    View of coast from Durras Mountain in Murramarang National Park. Photo: John Yurasek