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Ever since the first sailing ships began to travel

the Australian east coast, their captains have


referred to Beecroft Headland as Abrahams
Bosom, an Old Testament reference to safety, as
the area afforded shelter to vessels plying the
coast in turbulent weather.
Abrahams Bosom Walking Track winds its way
around Beecroft Headland near Currarong on the
NSW South Coast.
A popular spot with locals and visitors alike, the
9km walk passes through coastal heath and
sandstone cliffs with magnificent views up and
down the coastline.
Accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels,
dog owners and bicycle riders (no motor bikes
or 4WDs), the track has several spots ideal for
fishing, picnicking and snorkelling.

How to get there

Distances from major centres

From Nowra, follow the roadsigns to Currarong.


Once past the caravan site, there is a sign posted
Walking Track at Walton Way (just before the
bowling club). Turn left into Walton Way, right on
Piscator Ave, left into Weber Ave and right into
Beecroft Parade.
The track is located at the eastern end of the
parade. Toilets and picnic tables are located at
the car park. BBQs can be found at nearby
council reserves.

Canberra 2 hrs
Sydney 2 hrs

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Only a 35 minute drive from Nowra, the reserve


is regarded as one of the most unique areas in
the Shoalhaven and boasts secluded sheltered
beaches and is steeped in Aboriginal and
European history.

CULBURRA BEACH

CURRARONG
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JERVIS BAY
SUSSEX INLET

Goulburn - 2 hrs

Abrahams Bosom Beach


A secluded beach at the start of the track.
Perfect for picnics or a cool swim after
walking the track.

Wollongong - 1 hrs

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The tracks
A 2.5km return walk which takes a leisurely one
hour on easy gradient, and takes in the site of the
wreck of S.S. Merimbula. The terrain is relatively
flat with few steep sections and the tracks
surface is generally firm ground or boardwalk.
Coomies Walk 9km 3 hours

NOWRA

Batemans Bay - 1 hrs

Wreck Walk 2.5km 1 hour

Location map

Points of interest

Nowra 35mins

This walk includes the Marions Way and offers a


more challenging walk for users. A feature of this
walk is the panoramic views from the Trig Station
platform. The terrain is generally undulating
and at times the track surface be comprised of
rough material.

Marions Way

Named after Marion James, a former school


teacher of the Jerringa children, who took
great interest in teaching the students from
Culburra School of the Aboriginal lifestyle in
this locality. She was killed in an air crash in
New Guinea in August, 1985 on her way to
walk the Kokoda Trail.

The Wreck S.S. Merimbula 1928

The Merimbula a steel steamship built 1909


in Scotland was en route from Port Jackson
Sydney to Tathra on the 27 March 1928
when it ran aground at 1am on a rock shelf
100 metres from the shore at Whale Point.
The Merimbula was carrying 14 passengers
and 35 crew with no loss of life. Part of the
ships bow remains washed up towards the
shore from its original grounding spot. The
rest of the ship is submerged in deep water
near the tip of Whale Point.

Honeysuckle Point

Accessed via the Wreck Walk Track


Honeysuckle Point is located between Whale
Point and Lobster Bay. Wilsons Beach is found
on the western side of Honeysuckle Point
and offers a secluded sheltered area ideal for
swimming, picnicking, or relaxing on
the beach.

5 Lobster Bay
An easy 3km (1.5hr) return walk the track
passes through the heathlands which covers
most of the reserve. Lobster Bay is protected
from the south winds and offers a quality
reef break popular with local surfers. Lobster
Bay is also regarded as a great swimming and
snorkelling area.

6 Gosangs Tunnel
The walk passes Gosangs Tunnel which opens
out onto a rock ledge in the magnificent
sandstone cliffs.

7 Mermaids Inlet
An easy 5km (2hr) return walk, Mermaids
Inlet is located on the eastern side of the
reserve and offers spectacular views of the
Beecroft cliffs. The lower rock platforms of
Mermaids Inlet are a prime fishing location.

Cliff edge lookdown


A viewing area of the large sandstone cliffs.

While we want you to enjoy yourself,


please remember the following
Stay on the track.

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Merimbula Trig Station


Located on the south east section of Coomies
walk, the Merimbula Trig platform offers
expansive views of the reserve and ocean.
Aboriginal rock shelter
(Easy 2km 1hr walk from entrance)

Where to stay
While no camping is allowed on the reserve,
there are plenty of accommodation options in
Currarong and surrounds. For a list, visit
www.caravanandcampingnsw.com.au.

 Observe fire bans do no smoke near


flammable vegetation.
Do not carry firearms.
 Place your rubbish in the bins provided,
or take it with you.
Appreciate native animals from a distance.
Beware of falling tree limbs.
Clean up after your pets.
No collecting/picking native vegetation.
Caution narrow tracks, cliffs,
dangerous waves.

WHALE
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INDEX

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Point of Interest

Information sign

Parking & picnic facilities

Toilets
Wreck Walk

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COOMIES W
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Land and Property Management Authority


Head office
1 Prince Albert Road
Queens Square
SYDNEY NSW 2000

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ROCK SHELTER

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61 2 9228 6666
F 61 2 9223 4357

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A hat and sunscreen is a must in summer.


Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

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Coomies Walk

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For ideas on other great NSW walking tracks


visit www.lpma.nsw.gov.au.

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The Beecroft Peninsula was occupied by


Aboriginal groups regularly over the past
4,000 years. Carbon dating of midden
materials found in the rock shelter indicates
occupation since early in the fourth century
AD (over 1,600 years ago). The Aboriginal
tribes hunted and gathered fish, animals and
plant foods from around the headland.

Abrahams Bosom
Walking Track

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BEECROFT
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www.lpma.nsw.gov.au

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TO NOWRA 34km
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This document has been for marketing and communication purposes


only Images and maps may or may not be indicative of Crown land
and are subject to change.
September 2009 Land and Property Management Authority (B) P09/06/047

Abrahams
Bosom

Walking Track