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Booderee National Park

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Booderee National Park

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The Booderee National Park [1] and the Booderee National Botanic Garden are in the Jervis Bay area of the South Coast region of New South Wales.


In 1995 parts of the Jervis Bay National Park were granted to the Aboriginal peoples and this land was redesignated Booderee National Park and Booderee Botanic Gardens. (Neither should be confused with Budderoo National Park in NSW).

They occupy 403 hectares of the southern headland which forms Jervis Bay and are jointly managed by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and the Commonwealth (which is central government not the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service). The botanic gardens are a relatively small area within the park and were formerly known as the Jervis Bay Botanical Gardens.

The town of Jervis Bay and HMAS Creswell, a Department of Defence Naval base, are enclosed by the park and sections of the land granted are Aboriginal Community land. Bowen Island (at the entrance to the bay) is part of the park but there is no public access.

Park Management, Village Road, Jervis Bay 2540, 4442-1006, (fax 4442 1063)

Visitors Center, Village Road, Jervis Bay JBT 2540, 4443-0977, (fax 4443 8302, email <[email protected]>).



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New South Wales national parks passes are not valid here.

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There are no buildings for lodging in the park.


See the national park website [2] for further details, costs, etc There are three campgrounds in the national park. You must reserve a campsite in advance, and also check in at the Visitors Centre before setting up your site. The Christmas and Easter periods are booked as much as four months in advance. The peak period fees apply from the beginning of December until the end of the New South Wales Easter school holidays. To reserve a campsite, contact the Visitors Centre.

  • Green Patch. The Green Patch site is a large campground within walking distance of the peaceful Green Patch beach. Amenities include a shower block with hot water, and electric hotplates as well as wood barbeques. A limited number of caravans are allowed in the campground.
  • Bristol Point. This campground is designed for groups of 20-35 people per site. Amenities include a shower block with hot water and wood barbeques. No camping vehicles can be taken on site.
  • Cave Beach. This camp ground is designed for people travelling light: all camping equipment must be carried in from the car park 300 meters away. Amenities are limited to toilets, cold showers, and wood barbeques.


You cannot camp outside the designated campsites in the park.

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