A step up for Maloneys Beach

Visitors to the popular Maloneys Beach are set to enjoy a new and improved day use area with works starting on new facilities and a new staircase at the precinct.

Murramarang National Park, Durras Mountain Walk, above Pebbly Beach area

Julieanne Doyle Acting Area Manager with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) said the first stage of works is building a staircase connecting the existing Acheron Trail to the visitor area.

"This upgrade will benefit visitors and locals alike, ensuring safe access from Maloneys Beach to the Acheron Trail in Murramarang National Park," said Ms Doyle.

"Visitors will no longer need to navigate the rocky foreshore to reach the Trail but instead access the park via the staircase.

"Existing use and access to the beach area will be maintained while these works are underway, however visitors must adhere to any safety signage," Ms Doyle said.

As part of these upgrades to the area, Maloney Beach is also being transformed into the southern trailhead of the $3.6 million Murramarang South Coast Walk.

The second stage of the project is also due to begin with a new trailhead, carpark, footpaths and landscaping.

As these are such major improvements parts of the Maloney Beach day use precinct will be closed from late October.

Weather permitting, NPWS anticipates re-opening the area in Summer 2022–23.

When complete, the Murramarang South Coast Walk will follow a 35-kilometre, uninterrupted coastal route from Pretty Beach to Maloneys Beach, across headlands, spotted gum forests and coastal villages.

Visit the NPWS website for more information on temporary closures in Murramarang National Park and the Murramarang South Coast Walk.