Roads and fire trails in Murramarang Nation Park
There is a network of roads within the Park. For maps of the roads in Murramarang National Park look at the National Park brochure which Yvonne and Stuart provide at your cabin.
From Pebbly there are several roads to explore. These will take you through the spotted gum forests and rainforests in the Park. There are also roads to the small towns of Depot Beach and North Durras which is at the entrance to Durras Lake. Many of the roads are unpaved or have unpaved sections.
Other parts of the Park can be reached by driving out to the Princes Highway from which you can turn off on several roads leading to various locations within the Park.
A few km north on the Highway is Termeil where there is a road signposted on the right to Bawley Point. Taking this road you can reach Bawley Point, Kioloa, Merry Beach and Pretty Beach as well as the Murramarang Aboriginal Area.
Driving south along the Highway there is a road signposted on the left to South Durras. From this you can explore a number of beaches and the southern shores of Durras Lake. top
Coast Road Tourist Drive - Batemans Bay to Moruya
Drive 14 km south along the Princes Highway to Batemans Bay. From there you can go one of two ways: turn off on the Coast Road Tourist Drive at Batemans Bay or continue south along the Princes Highway to Moruya and return via the Coast Road to Batemans Bay.
To take the Coast Road from Batemans Bay turn left off the Princes Highway at the second set of traffic lights after the bridge over the Clyde River. The road takes you through Batemans Bay and in a short while you will be travelling beside the Clyde River with good views of the Tollgate Islands at its wide entrance to the sea.
The Coast Road Tourist Drive is 23 km long and is sealed. It takes 45 minutes to drive but you will probably want to stop often to take in the views. Just past Batehaven the road swings to the right to follow the coast.
There are fabulous views of beaches, headlands and the offshore islands along the coast as you drive. You will pass through several towns - Denhams Beach, Surf Beach, Lilli Pilli, Malua Bay, Rosedale and Guerilla Bay. There are a number of beaches and the headlands of the bays are quite spectacular in this area. Many craftspeople have displays of their work for sale at their own galleries in the area.
At Tomakin there is a road to Mogo, 7 km inland on the Princes Highway which is an alternative way back if you want a shorter trip or you can continue down the coast.
Continuing along the coast you will pass through Mossy Point and then reach Broulee. There is a great 1 hour walk around Broulee Island. The Island is now in fact attached to the land, an isthmus between two beaches.
After driving further south you will see Moruya airport. The road swings right to follow the Moruya River. You reach the Princes Highway near the bridge at Moruya, a large town with many interesting historic buildings.
Pebbly Beach is only two hours by road from Canberra, the Nation's capital. This is an ideal trip for a full day if you are staying at Pebbly for a longer time.
Drive south along the Princes Highway. Before you reach the bridge at Batemans Bay you will see the road to Canberra signposted on the right. After 9 km you will cross the Clyde River on a bridge upstream from Batemans Bay at Nelligen and then it is a steep trip up onto the Southern Highlands.
On the way to Canberra you will reach the historic town of Braidwood. The town is famous for its craft shops, especially wood turning and also for antiques.
At Canberra you can visit Parliament House, the National Gallery, Lake Burley Griffin, the Australian War Memorial and other fascinating places. top