Joalah Holiday Resort

P.O. Box 433 Batemans Bay NSW 2536
Phone: (02) 4478 6012
International: +61 2 4478 6012

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Environment & Wildlife

The Murramarang National Park is the home of many exotic plants and animals such as kangaroos, possums, bandicoots, echidnas, goannas and a vast variety of birdlife.

The shores of Durras Lake and the North Durras village are bordered by the Murramarang National Park. The National Park extends west from the sea to the catchment areas of the Durras Lake, ensuring the Lake and its surrounds are maintained in their unspoilt state, earning Durras Lake the reputation of the most pristine body of water on the east coast of Australia.

The National Park is the home of many exotic plants and animals. Common are the majestic coastal palms, burrawangs and bush orchids. You can also see kangaroos, possums, bandicoots, echidnas, goannas and a vast variety of birdlife.

Wildlife Kangaroos Possums Rosellas Murramarang National Park Joalah Holiday Park


The waters immediately in front of Joalah Holiday Park are blue with clean sandy bottom, ideal for both adults and children to frolic in safety away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and in full view of your cabin.

At your fingertips is an enormous diversification of landscape and natural treasures. Discover the secluded little beaches within a bushwalk from Joalah Holiday Park, enjoy the magnificent North Durras beach, explore the rugged rock platforms, experience the serenity of Durras Lake and observe the beauty of the forest. The flora of the forest changes in an instant, from stately gum trees with a ground covering of burrawangs and a variety of vines to the beautiful rain forests dominated by the majestic cabbage palms.

Within Joalah Holiday Park native kangaroos are regular visitors, grazing without concern for the Park's occupants. On arrival to Joalah Holiday Park you will be greeted by the local birdlife, predominantly consisting of the friendly rosellas, the inquisitive king parrots and the very social lorikeets. At night these will be replaced by the possums venturing from the forest in search of a meal, knowing there is always an easy touch for a piece of fruit or an odd biscuit. Also the timid bandicoot can be seen darting in and out of the shadows as it forages for food.

The sometimes too friendly goanna pays the Park an occasional visit, looking for scraps and can be seen casually browsing before it makes its way back to the forest.

Wildlife Pelicans Lake Lorikeets Possums Joalah Holiday Park


Durras lake

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.