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Square Head track 1

Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Square Head track 1.

Track grading

Grade 3

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

    15 - 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    0.8km return

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Square Head is in the eastern section of Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve. To get there:

  • Take Cullendulla Drive east off the Princes Highway (signposted to Long Beach)
  • Take the turn on to Blairs Road and turn off into the nature reserve carpark
  • The walk starts right of the carpark and heads down the hill


Open plan parking is available.

Best times to visit


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.


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


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


15.5°C and 23.5°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


6.5°C and 17.2°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Maps and downloads

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 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).


Disability access level - hard

Wheelchair access is available, though you will need strong assistance to return to the car parking area.



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.



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


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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