Wasp Head walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Wasp Head Rd, South Durras

  • End: Wasp Head Rd, South Durras

  • Location: Murramarang National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 284 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -35.66944078

  • Longitude: 150.3032794

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Wasp Head walk is a 2km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Murramarang National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

This short, scenic walk in Murramarang National Park, south of Durras Lake, is a delightful easy walk taking in coastal views and golden beaches in this spectacular part of the coast, north of Bateman's Bay. Walking north from Wasp Head picnic area takes you through a casuarina forest and opens up to a fantastic view of Wasp Island.
Heading south along the path you'll reach Emily Miller Head where you can gaze down to a dramatic rocky cove of Wobbegong Bay. Another off shoot of the path leads down to the beach where you may discover an alluring sea cave, depending on the tide levels. This whole area is renowned for its rich Aboriginal heritage; keep an eye out for evidence of shell middens along the way.
If you're charmed by the dramatic coastline and want to make a weekend of it, head to Pretty Beach campground or stay a night at the rustic cabins.

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 Wasp Head carpark. Wasp Head walk starts from Wasp Head picnic area in the southern precinct of Murramarang National Park. To get there:Turn off Princess Highway at Benandarah and follow Durras Road for approximately 6kmFollow the signs from South Durras to Wasp Head picnic area Park entry points Wasp Head carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Wasp Head 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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