Hyams Beach trail
Keen to meet Jervis Bay’s birdlife? Follow the lead of the local birdwatchers who designed this delightful and easy walk, which is also known as Bird Spotter's walk. They’ve even added signs to explain the birds you’ll see and hear along the way.
Keep an eye out for some of the birds the Jervis Bay area is known for, like new holland honey-eaters, eastern spinebills, eastern rosellas, and crimson rosellas.
Start at Lister Crescent at the southern end of Hyams Beach village. Walk about 1km, then turn left at the intersection and continue a short distance to the beautiful Seamans Beach.
You can head back along the trail for more birdwatching, or take an easy walk along the white sand of Hyams Beach.
White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track
The White Sands walk and the Scribbly Gum track are interconnected walking tracks which together create a beautiful – and easy – loop walk.
Start the White Sands walk at Greenfield Beach picnic area, or if you’d like a longer walk, you can start from Plantation Point, north of Greenfield Beach. From Greenfield Beach picnic area, you’ll pass Chinamans, Hyams and Seamans beaches, so remember to take your swimmers if you fancy a quick dip along the way.
You’ll be treated to incredible bay views at various points along the track, which is a top spot for birdwatching and glimpsing dolphins.
The return leg along the Scribbly Gum track takes you away from the coastline, through tall forest and woodland, finishing up at the top of Greenfield Beach picnic area. Spy some furry locals including possums and gliders.
Events, activities and alerts at this location
What is a national park - state and national parks
This activity addresses syllabus requirements for primary students, through interactive displays, hands-on activities and research. A guided walk with Discovery rangers will explore the natural environment, the impact of fire, the relationship between plants and animals, and habitat change. Students can dress up in the uniforms of various National Parks staff, with discussion on the importance of these jobs, benefits to the park and park visitors, and human impacts on parks. Students can also do a 'minibeast measure', using simple plots to identify and record minibeasts and habitats.
Meeting place: at your School or National Park
Cost: start from $7.70 per student Vehicle entry fees apply.
More info: Nowra, Phone: (02) 4423 2170
Hare Point Trail
The trail winds through an open woodland of eucalypts, banksias and tea-trees. This area is a favourite haunt of yellow-tailed black cockatoos. The forest gradually gets shadier and cooler and rainforest species such as lillypilly and cheese tree appear. Near Carama Inlet there are swamp oaks, mangroves and saltmarsh, excellent crab habitat. At low tide you could return along the beach.
Directions: This trail begins at the Red Point picnic area.