White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2.5km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Aster St, Hyams Beach

  • End: Aster St, Hyams Beach

  • Location: Jervis Bay National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 200 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -35.09590767

  • Longitude: 150.6921147

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White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track is a 2.5km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Jervis Bay National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track are interconnected walking tracks which loop through scenic Jervis Bay National Park.
Start White Sands walk at Greenfield Beach picnic area, or if you'd like a longer walk, you can start from Plantation Point to the north. From Greenfield Beach the track heads south along Jervis Bay, passing the white sands and clear water of Chinamans Beach. Remember to bring your swimsuit if you fancy a quick dip along the way.
You'll be treated to incredible water views at various points along the track, which is a top spot for bird watching and glimpsing dolphins. There are also plenty of scenic detours along the way. From Chinamans Beach, you can walk to Cyrus Street and head through Hyams Beach town to reach its famous beach. The return leg along Scribbly Gum track takes you away from the coastline, through tall coastal forest and woodland, finishing up at the top of Greenfield Beach picnic area. If you're lucky, you might spy some furry locals including possums and gliders. Take a virtual tour of White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

Explore the natural beauty of Jervis Bay National Park on NSW's sparkling South Coast, near Nowra. Discover Aboriginal heritage, visit Hyams Beach, renowned for its white sand, whale watching and water activities.

Getting there

To Chinamans Beach access. White Sands walk starts at Greenfield Beach picnic area. Pedestrian access to the picnic area opens directly off the cul-de-sac at the end of Elizabeth Drive, Vincentia.From the Princes Highway, take the Jervis Bay Road turn-off and follow signs to VincentiaFollow Elizabeth Drive to the cul-de-sac at its end - there are parking bays along the road Park entry points Chinamans Beach access See on map Parking Parking is available on Elizabeth Drive, a short walk from Greenfield Beach picnic area.


Both tracks are easy but you'll find the Scribbly Gum track steeper with more steps.
If you'd like a slightly longer walk, try the path that goes from Chinamans Beach to Cyrus Street, which leads you to nearby Hyams Beach.
There's also a council walking track north from Greenfield Beach that goes to Plantation Point via Blenheim Beach, and has several lookouts along the way. It makes a good extension to the national park tracks.

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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