Find out the latest news and alerts for Parks Australia.
Booderee open this weekend
The safety of visitors can be assured at Booderee National Park this weekend, despite a recent fire in the area.
Booderee is totally safe and visitors are welcome to enjoy the camping, whale watching, bushwalking and swimming this weekend.
Spring school holiday activities
Every Australian school holidays, Booderee puts on a series of fun activities to entertain kids and adults. Check out our website prior to the school holidays for the program or phone the park on 02 4442 1006 for more information. The programs are always popular, so remember to book early.
2016/2017 Summer holiday & Christmas camping bookings
The summer holiday ballot application process is now closed. Successful applicants will be notified by email within a week.
For all other bookings, please click the link below.
Murray's boat ramp closed temporarily
Following recent storm damage, emergency repairs to the breakwall next to Murray's boat ramp will begin next week.
The boat ramp will be closed temporarily, from 22 August - 2 September, so that the repairs can be completed.
For further information, please call the Booderee Visitor Centre on 02 4443 0977.
It's whale watching time 2016!
Come to Booderee's Cape St George Lighthouse and see how many whales you can spot! Humpback and southern right whales are in the park's waters as part of their northerly migration. June and July is the best time to see these magnificent creatures as they make their way to the warmer tropical waters off Queensland.
Botanic Gardens Open Day 2016
Australia-New Zealand wide botanic gardens open day is on Sunday 29 May 2016.
Visit Booderee National Park botanic garden on Cave Beach Road, open 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. With fun activities for the whole family, it's a great day out.
Join us for all the fun and take part in the following events:-
- Koori bush tucker walk through the gardens at 10.00 am and 2.00 pm
- Vincentia High Dance group @ 11.3 0am
- Galamban tools @ 1.00 pm
- Koffee Clan Van - selling coffee and damper all day
- Native Plant sale in the Car park
- Jervis Bay school sausage sizzle fund raiser for the Junior Ranger programme
For more information phone on (+61) 2 4443 0977 or via email at Booderee.email@example.com
Position Vacant - Park Manager
Booderee is an exceptional place and we're looking for an exceptional Indigenous leader to take charge of the park's operations. Booderee is jointly-managed with the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, and we're searching for an Indigenous land manager to fill the role of park manager. As part of our vision for sole management, this position is open only to Indigenous applicants.
Do you know someone who could take on this fantastic role?
Galamban Earth Hour 2016
Join Galamban for Earth Hour Black Out at Booderee.
In the glistening dark around our warm campfire be entranced by our local night sky stories. Enjoy our famous damper and billy tea while learning of the Seven Sisters, the time of the two moons and the Milkyway.
Saturday 19 March | 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start (Earth Hour 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm) | Meet at Bristol Point day-use area | Bookings essential - $45 per person | bookings and enquiries: Julie, Markeeta or Clive Freeman on 02 4442 1117, 0421 811 914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Handsome males hanging out at Booderee
Erowal Bay resident Chris Grounds had a treat when he spotted and photographed these variegated fairy wrens in Booderee National Park. The birds were part of a small flock of at least nine birds, mostly 'Jennies' or females. Chris said the two males were acting more like 'great chums rather than competing males!'
CHRISTMAS CAMPING BOOKINGS - FULLY BOOKED
You can check availability and book a campsite online from today until 17 December 2015. All campsites for the Christmas and NSW school holiday period (18 December to 2 February) are now fully booked. Any sites that become available due to cancellations will be displayed online from 25 August.
Booderee National Park in pictures
Camp Australia knows a good thing when they see it, and at the moment, that good thing is Booderee National Park.
Experience Booderee through the eyes of the instagrammers who visited.
Book online 2015
You can now book your favourite Booderee camp site online.
You'll find all the information you need from campsite sizes to the amount of equipment you can bring in.
Camping at Booderee is very popular during peak periods and can be fully booked months in advance. Bookings for campsites open up four months in advance.
It's whale watching time 2015!
Come to Booderee's Cape St George Lighthouse this Sunday 21 June and see how many whales you can spot! Humpback and southern right whales are in the park's waters as part of their northerly migration. June and July is the best time to see these magnificent creatures as they make their way to the warmer tropical waters off Queensland. Join us on Sunday for the annual whale count - there'll be fun for the whole family with damper, billy tea and a traditional owners talking about the cultural significance of this special place.
Aerial spraying - Cave Beach area, 22 June to 25 June
We'll be conducting targeted aerial spraying for the weed bitou bush for two days between 22 June and 25 June, depending on the weather. A helicopter will spray an ultra low volume of Roundup, a herbicide. While there are no known public health risks, we will close Cave Beach campground 30 June. Camping is still available at Green Patch and at Bristol Point. Most of the park remains open but both Ellmoos Road and Cave Beach will close during the two-day operation. Please keep an eye out for park signs.
Fox control continues
Rangers don't particularly enjoy the eradication of animals - but unfortunately, it is a necessary part of protecting many native species. Foxes pose one of the biggest threats to native animals in Booderee. All medium-sized mammals, shorebirds and ground dwelling birds like the Eastern Bristle Bird are at risk from these introduced predators. They have a terrible effect on the biodiversity of an area.
Potoroos settling in at Booderee
At the end of October last year we transferred 27 long-nosed potoroos to suitable habitat in Booderee National Park after they had been extinct in the area for many years. Since the translocation we've been monitoring the population closely, using camera and cage traps to determine their survival.
Kim Kardashian drops in to Booderee
Yes, it's true! When celeb royalty Kim Kardashian needed a beautiful backdrop for her latest Vogue cover shoot she knew where to come. Kim chose one of the most idyllic beaches in the world - Hole in the Wall, in Booderee National Park. Kim said she thought the area was beautiful - and we couldn't agree more.
Find out what went on behind the scenes on the glamorous shoot over at our Facebook page.
Discover Booderee's beaches. Image courtesy of Vogue Australia.
Staying safe this summer
Visitor safety is important to us. Please be aware that sharks share our environment and come close to shore in summer. We have had a few shark sightings recently and would like you to take care as our beaches are not patrolled.
The latest sighting was of a suspected 3 metre great white shark, spotted near the shore on 8 January 2015.
For more info on shark safety please read our safety page.
Gold and Silver winners at South Coast Tourism Awards
Galamban Aboriginal tours have won gold in their category at the South Coast Tourism Awards held in Batemans Bay on Wednesday 27th August. This is a fantastic achievement for this local business and the dedicated staff that run the tours and operations. Booderee National Park was awarded silver for best tourist attraction in a very competitive field. We are very excited by both awards. Congratulations to all the staff involved in making these arwards possible.
Gardening Australia at Booderee
Booderee National Park was excitied to have the team from Gardening Australia visit to film a segment for the show. The filming at the start of August featured the Botanic Gardens and some of our rangers. We're very excited to see the show when it airs on September 27, 2014.
South Coast Tourism Awards Finalists
Booderee National Park is proud to be a finalist in the Best Tourist Attraction category for the South Coast Tourism Awards. Galamban - Extraordinary Aboriginal Experiences, which are associated with the park have also been notified as finalists in Best Indigenous Tourism business and Best Small Business Tourism Operator (with less than 5 employees). Congratulations to all the staff for their hard work and dedication. The awards will be held in late August.
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Booderee National Park is proud to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the international travel site, Trip Advisor. This 2014 award is to signify that the park consistently earns outstanding feedback from Trip Advisor travellers.
Booderee Book - NOW AVAILABLE
Richly illustrated with colour images and rich with information on the extraordinary level of biodiversity in Booderee National Park, this book will delight visitors and anyone with an interest in natural history.
These beautiful books are now available for purchase throught he Booderee Visitors Centre.
They can also be purchased over the phone on Ph (+61) 2 4443 0977 or via email at Booderee.email@example.com
Proceeds from the sale of this book though the National Park helps contribute to conservation programs in the Park, and assist the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community - the traditional owners of Booderee National Park.