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Pretty Beach to Snapper Point walking track

Murramarang National Park

Overview

Pretty Beach to Snapper Point walking track is a short and easy walk for all the family. The lookout offers scenic coastal views and excellent opportunities for whale watching and birdwatching.

Where
Murramarang National Park
Distance
1km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or whale watch.

The whole family will love this short and easy walk from Pretty Beach picnic area around the northern tip of Murramarang National Park. Pretty Beach to Snapper Point walking track follows the headland to Snapper Point lookout with brilliant views of the dramatic coastline.

From the grassy slopes of the Pretty Beach, follow the northern track through forests of she-oaks, where you might catch a glimpse of a swamp wallaby or a foraging lyrebird. The lookout is a great spot for whale watching in autumn and spring. Birdwatching is spectacular along the coastline as Gannets, sooty oystercatchers, and even peregrine falcons are seen in these parts.

After you’ve had your fill of sweeping views and fresh air, make your way back along the track or head down to Merry Beach and make your way back via the nearby campground. If you’re tempted to spend a weekend, why not spend a night at Pretty Beach cabins?

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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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
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Pretty Beach to Snapper Point Walking Track, Murramarang National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government