Rock Platform walk - Depot Beach Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 4

  • 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: -35.6263943460957

  • Longitude: 150.320663547519

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Rock Platform walk – Depot Beach is a 1km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in the Murramarang National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Summary

The rock platforms near Depot Beach, form part of Batemans Marine Park, and offer a rare opportunity to observe the fascinating marine worlds of the intertidal zone. Only accessible at low tide, it’s a perfect place for the kids to discover the wonders of nature.
Following the short walk, stop to take in the unending views of unspoilt beaches and rocky headlands. Here the spotted gum forests reach right down to the ocean. The nearby Grasshopper Island is a shorebird rookery and makes for excellent birdwatching. Sooty oyster catchers, white-faced storm petrels and even little penguins can be seen here.
Discover the seething mass of life within the rockpools, such as sea urchins, crabs and tiny fish. With one eye in the watery worlds and another on the incoming tide, head back for a hearty barbecue at Depot Beach picnic area.

About the Region

Murramarang National Park in the South Coast region
Murramarang National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting There

To Depot Beach carpark. Rock Platform walk, Depot Beach 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 Road quality The last 200m of the road is unsealed. Parking Parking is available at Depot Beach picnic area.


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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