The park is outstandingly attractive, has important geological and vegetation features and very high value for coastal recreation, bushwalking and education. The islands are important nesting sites for sea birds and provide an opportunity for archaeological comparison of Aboriginal sites with those on the mainland.
Murramarang National Park has had a high level of recreation use over a long period and this has resulted in vegetation damage and erosion and a lowering of the recreational value of a number of areas. The plan of management places emphasis on measures to redress this damage in order to fulfil the Service's legal requirements for proper management of the park and protect the attractions which are so popular with visitors. Pest, erosion and access control and revegetation and protection works will be undertaken.
Some of the islands have suffered from vegetation denudation by rabbits and trampling of nest areas by visitors. The high conservation values of the islands will be protected by permitting authorised visitation only.
This plan of management was originally adopted by the Minister for the Environment on 7 November 1997. It was amended in accordance with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 on 24 April 2002. These amendments are incorporated into this plan.
Photo: Pebbly Beach, Murramarang National Park / J Yurasek/OEH