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A great off the beaten track hike, Oaky Beach walking track leads through gums and rainforest to a secluded beach in the southern area of Murramarang National park. Only a short drive north of Batemans Bay, near North Head campground, you could be forgiven for thinking you were miles from civilisation.
The track snakes through a stand of towering lilly pillies, which burst with edible pink berries in the warmer months. Crossing a grassy clearing and a stand of she-oaks, keep an eye out for swamp wallabies and lyrebirds. Passing through a swamp gully, you might hear the unmistakable call of the eastern whipbird before emerging at the beach.
If you're lucky, it might just be you and the oystercatchers on the beach. Cool off with a swim, try a spot of fishing or simply unpack the picnic basket and sit back and enjoy the rugged beauty of the unspoilt coastline.
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.
To Oaky Beach carpark. Oaky Beach walking track is in the southern precinct of Murramarang National Park). To get there:From the Princes Highway, take the Durras RoadTurn right into North head Road and follow for approximately 4kmsTurn left into Old Coast Road and follow signs to Oaky Beach Park entry points Oaky Beach carpark See on map Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Oaky Beach can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Oaky Beach carpark.
It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch or whale watch.
Strong rips may be present at Oaky Beach, so take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
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.