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Wildlife

Pebbly Beach is within Murramarang National Park, so there is abundant wildlife around the beach and cabins.

The hills surrounding Pebbly Beach are covered with extensive forests. The forests are home to a great variety of animals and colourful birds. Pebbly Beach is one of the best places in Australia to see kangaroos.

Dolphins are often seen playing close to shore near the rock platforms or beach.

During whale watching seasons humpback whales and southern right whales are often seen close to Pebbly Beach. For the whole of June and the first week of July the whales are migrating north along the New South Wales Coast. They return south from September to November. Often they can be seen quite close to shore at Pebbly. Look for the plume of spray as the whales surface after a dive.

Kangaroo. Photo
Note: Please do not feed the wildlife.

Human food is not the natural diet of native animals and birds and can make them sick ... and remember kangaroos are wild animals.


Forests top
In the tall eucalypt forests the most common tree is the spotted gum. Burrawang palms and a variety of bushes form the understorey.

Forest with burrawang palm. Photo

There are pockets of rainforest in steep sheltered gullies. Rainforest trees, vines and cabbage tree palms make up the dense vegetation.

Along the coast is low, windswept forest of spotted gum.

Native animals & birds top
Behind the beach and around the cabins there are extensive grassy areas where kangaroos graze. Goannas are often seen around the cabins.

Kangaroo with 2 joeys. Photo

Goanna. Photo

Birds include kookaburras, crimson rosellas, satin bowerbirds, king-parrots, galahs and yellow-tailed black cockatoos.

Crimson Rosella. Photo            Satin Bowerbird. Photo

King-Parrot. Photo

The ground dwelling lyrebird can be seen in the bush or on the road near the campsites at dusk.

Superb Lyrebird. Photo

Sea birds include oyster catchers and sea eagles.


Pretty face kangaroo. Photo
Pretty face kangaroo


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