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Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve

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Next to Batemans Bay , Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve offers scenic views of the surrounding area and islands, as well as picnic spots, birdwatching, and easy walks.

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Batemans Bay is beautiful, but it also has a hidden trump card up its sleeve; Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve. Sugar gliders slip between the trees, echidnas forage in the undergrowth, oystercatchers and soldier crabs stalk across the sand, and black swans frolic in the bay.

Visitors will find the activities just as rich as the wildlife, with plenty to keep you returning. Pack a picnic, grab a towel, and head to the secluded beach, or pull on your walking shoes for a short hike to a scenic lookout, with Snapper Island and the Tollgates in clear sight. There’s canoeing and kayaking too, and even fishing in certain areas.

Pack some binoculars for some stellar birdwatching: the southern emu wren is here all year round, but it’s joined by local and migratory birds from everywhere. And budding geologists will be fascinated by the two ‘chenier’ dune formations – the only examples south of North Queensland.

Highlights in this park

  • Boardwalk, Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve. Photo © Matthew Makeham

    Mangrove walk

    An easy walk offering great birdwatching opportunities, Mangrove walk is partly along an elevated boardwalk, giving an insight into the unusual dune f...

  • Square Head track forest in Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve. Photo © Matthew Makeham

    Square Head track 1

    This short walk offers rich rewards, leading to the entrance of Cullendulla Creek, perfect for an afternoon picnic and swim near the shorebirds.

  • Wooded track, Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve. Photo © Matthew Makeham

    Square Head track 2

    This short walk through burrawangs and spotted gums, populated with birds, offers one of the best scenic views in the whole reserve and a hidden fishi...

  • Cullendulla Beach against a blue sky in Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve. Photo © Matthew Makeham

    Cullendulla Beach track

    A secluded stretch of sand in the protected waters of Batemans Bay, Cullendulla Beach offers terrific swimming, birding and a great place to launch a ...


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