Durras Lake Discovery trail Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.5km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Lake Rd, Durras North

  • End: Lake Rd, Durras North

  • Location: Murramarang National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 281 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -35.63347667

  • Longitude: 150.2913584

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Durras Lake Discovery trail is a 1.5km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Murramarang National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

If you're spending some quality family time on the South Coast, the Durras Lake Discovery trail is an easy walk in the central precinct of Murramarang National Park. The kids will love hopping across the playful stepping stones, climbing the lookout tower and testing their balance on the log walk.
Leading through majestic spotted gums and spiky burrawangs, you'll pass a remnant of endangered rainforest. Informative displays highlight the history of the forest and early logging in the area. Now protected, this rare forest is ideal for wildlife and birdwatching. You might see crimson rosellas, new Holland honey eaters as well as kangaroos and red-necked wallabies.
There's the option to join Lake walk for more views of Durras Lake, or simply pick your spot for a picnic under the shade of the spotted gums.

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 Lake Road carpark. Durras Lake Discovery trail is in the central precinct of Murramarang National Park. To get there:Turn off the Princess Highway at East Lynne, via Mount Agony Road.After approximately 5km, turn right into North Durras Road.Turn into Lake Road and follow the signs Park entry points Lake Road carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Lake Road.

Tips

Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Durras Lake Discovery trail can become boggy when it rains


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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