Depot Beach Rainforest walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 0.4km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Rainforest Walk, Depot Beach

  • End: Rainforest Walk, Depot Beach

  • Location: Murramarang National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 280 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -35.62639435

  • Longitude: 150.3206635

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Depot Beach Rainforest walk is a 0.4km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Murramarang National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Depot Beach is a beautiful white-sand beach backed by a towering green rainforest that marks the beginning of the Depot Beach Rainforest walk. Walking this track you can't help but imagine what the region was like 50 million years ago when the whole area was covered by this lush rainforest. Few stands of littoral rainforest remain in Australia, which is why the precious area is listed as an endangered ecological community.
The short walk starts from Depot Beach picnic area and is great for kids who will love jumping across the stepping-stones and balancing along the many logs that line the path. It ends back on the beach, where you can indulge in the beautiful clear waters for a swim, surf, snorkel or a paddle. Take a virtual tour of Depot Beach Rainforest walk captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

Spanning 44km of dramatic coastline, Murramarang National Park is the ultimate spot to soak up some sun and explore the cliffs, headlands and pristine beaches of the NSW south coast. Be sure to pack your swimmers to hit the surf, binoculars for spotting peregrine falcons and sea eagles soaring high above the cliffs, and your fishing rod to catch dinner.

This is one of the rare spots in Australia where the spotted gums grow right down to the ocean, offering plenty of shade in the warmer months and a stunning backdrop for a nature escape all year round. When you're ready to take a break from the stunning beaches you can opt to canoe or walk around Durras lake instead. The Durras lake discovery trail is perfect for kids.

Getting there

To Depot Beach carpark. Depot Beach Rainforest walk is in the central precinct of Murramarang National Park. To get there:Turn off Princes Highway at East Lynne, via Mount Agony Road.After approximately 5km, turn right into North Durras Road.Turn left to Depot Beach RoadTake the second road on the left to Depot Beach picnic area Park entry points Depot Beach carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Depot Beach picnic area.


It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited
The Depot Beach campground has an office with information about the park, and staff are available most days during holiday periods
You can have a picnic by the sand at Depot Beach

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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