Murrays Trail (Munyunga Waraga Dhugan)
Koori Country

1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

5.6 km
circuit

↑ 118 m
↓ -119 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Murrays Beach Carpark off Jervis Bay Road, this walk takes you on a circuit in Booderee National Park via the Murrays Trail, visiting Murrays Beach and Governors Head lookout along the way. Explore the lively bushland of Booderee as you listen to the birdsong of many local birds. Wallabies are not uncommon to see in these lands as well, but the diversity of wildlife you can spot from Governors Head lookout is unmatched. From the fairy penguins of Bowen Island to whales, seals and dolphins in the ocean; you’re almost bound to come across something spectacular here. The track itself is also known as ‘Munyunga waraga dhugan’ which means ‘white-bellied sea eagle’s home camp’ in the Dhurga language. A (not-so) fun fact about the area is that former authorities decided to build a nuclear power station here in 1969, but changed their minds in 1971. Keep an eye out for the tide at all times. Let us begin by acknowledging the Koori people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.126148,150.7553012)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Island Point Road, 4 then drive for 135 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Island Point Road and drive for another 2.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto The Wool Road and drive for another 3.6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto The Wool Road and drive for another 2.4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Naval College Road and drive for another 5.5 km
  • Keep right onto Naval College Road and drive for another 195 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Jervis Bay Road and drive for another 6.8 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the northwestern corner of Murrays Beach Carpark (off Jervis Bay Road), head along the singular walking trail as you start moving away from the road. At the 4-way intersection before Murrays Beach, veer slightly right to continue along Murrays Trail (Munyunga Waraga Dhugan). (clockwise)....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
Then pass the sign (on your left).
Then head up the steps (about 10 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you the Murrays Beach. Keep an eye out for the tide at all times. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 205 m turn right, to head along Murrays Trail.
After another 440 m pass the sign (6 m on your left).
Continue straight, to head along Murrays Trail.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the Governors Head lookout where you can see many animals such as penguins and whales. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 225 m turn right, to head along Murrays Trail.
After another 155 m continue straight, to head along Murrays Trail.
After another 760 m pass the "gayang gadhu" (on your left).
After another 350 m come to the viewpoint (on your right).
After another 8 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 650 m come to the viewpoint (25 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 400 m (at the intersection of Murrays Trail & Old Murray Track) turn right, to head along Murrays Trail.
After another 670 m continue straight, to head along Murrays Trail.
After another 660 m pass the "dara na yana" (10 m on your left).
After another 470 m continue straight, to head along Murrays Trail.
After another 460 m pass the sign (5 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you the Murrays Beach. Keep an eye out for the tide at all times. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Turn left.
After another 210 m head down the steps (about 10 m long)
After another 9 m come to the end.

This little side trip takes you the Murrays Beach. Keep an eye out for the tide at all times.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 40 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 40 m to the main route.

This side trip takes you to the Governors Head lookout where you can see many animals such as penguins and whales.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Murrays Trail.
After another 190 m come to "Governors Head Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Governors Head Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 190 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Murrays Trail (Munyunga Waraga Dhugan)


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.6 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 30 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
30 m[toilet]
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