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White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track

Jervis Bay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track.

Track grading

Grade 3

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

    30min - 1hr 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    2.5km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    White Sands walk starts at Greenfield Beach picnic area. Pedestrian access to the picnic area opens directly off the cul-de-sac at the end of Elizabeth Drive, Vincentia.

    • From the Princes Highway, take the Jervis Bay Road turn-off and follow signs to Vincentia
    • Follow Elizabeth Drive to the cul-de-sac at its end – there are parking bays along the road

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available on Elizabeth Drive, a short walk from Greenfield Beach picnic area.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you Jervis Bay National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    Take advantage of spring weather and head to Hyams Beach. You can pick up some fish and chips from the nearby Hyams Beach Café to enjoy on the white sands of this iconic south coast beach. If you're feeling energetic after lunch, walk the easy Hyams Beach trail.

    Summer

    Swim, surf, snorkel and dive your way through the summer school holidays in this beach paradise.

    Winter

    Humpback whales can be spotted migrating northwards in the winter months. Keep an eye out for southern right whales and dolphins too. They're often seen around the park's coastline.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 24°C

    Highest recorded

    40.6°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    10°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    -0.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    April, May and June

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    316.7mm

    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.

    Strong rips and currents may be present at beaches around Jervis Bay National Park – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.

    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

    Some of the waters around Jervis Bay National Park are protected areas within Jervis Bay Marine Park – fishing is prohibited in some areas. For more information, check the Marine Parks Authority website and the NSW Fisheries website.

    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.

    White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track

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    Person walking on the beach. Photo:Andy Richards