P.O. Box 433 Batemans Bay NSW 2536
Phone: (02) 4478 6012
International: +61 2 4478 6012
The quiet of the National Park is beautiful. The noise of civilisation is replaced by wildlife noise ensuring the most peaceful and tranquil destination. For those who are adventurous there are many bushwalks through the abundant gum and rain forests where you can experience the enormous diversity of native fauna and flora.
Durras Lake is a tidal lake, nestled away in the National Park. Its lovely, clean waters offer good breeding grounds for many species of fish and it also provides good catches of crabs and prawns for those who wish to experience the novelty and excitement of these activities.
For the keen angler Durras Lake offers good catches of dusky flathead, bream and blackfish with garfish and some other species thrown in. The beach also fishes well with good whiting and bream in season with sand flathead, salmon and tailor commonly sought. There are also a wealth of rock ledges nearby where those seeking out this type of fishing can target a number of species including bream, leatherjacket, drummer, blackfish, salmon, tailor and snapper.
A RELAXING DAY
For those not so inclined you can go for a lazy day on the beach. Enjoy the sun and the refreshing surf or splashing in the lake with the family. Alternatively take the day to rock hop the nearby headlands and explore the life form in the numerous rock pools, in crevices and under ledges or snorkel in some of the protected waters nearby.
Spend some time on pristine Durras Lake and take in the abundant activity both under and above the water. Sea eagles sore high looking for prey while other (and sometimes rare) bird species go about their day feeding on the waters edge. You can hire a canoe from Joalah Holiday Park for half a day or a full day. Life jackets are provided.
When the days are a little cooler or you are just looking for something different to do Joalah Holiday Park has a modern tennis court for your enjoyment. Between points or while you are sitting out a set, take in the panoramic ocean views from the court side.
The Murramarang National Park provides a wealth of riches for those who observe birds for pleasure. Birdwatchers can enjoy an enormous variety of bird species, some of which are very rare. There are sea birds, shore birds, estuary and lake birds and forest birds. Included in these are the albatross, shearwater, gannet, pied and sooty oyster catcher, rare hooded plover, osprey, kingfisher, spoon-billed heron, egret, bittern, powerful owl, top knot pigeon, lyrebird, various robins and finches, the bronze cuckoo and gang gangs.
Joalah Holiday Park
At Durras North on the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales near Durras, Pebbly and Depot beaches.
24 Km North Of Batemans Bay,
280 Km South Of Sydney and
150 Km East Of Canberra.
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