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Hole-in-the-Wall

South Coast NSW

Booderee National Park

KEY INFO

Distance (kms):

1.6 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 1 hr

Elevation gain (m):

27 m

Max. elevation (m):

29 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 3)

Route type:

Out-and-back

Traffic:

Moderate

Access:

2WD Sufficient

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A beautiful beach and popular photography spot, where a hole in a sandstone rock wall has since collapsed, leaving a peculiar U-shape.

This moderately trafficked walk is located at a signed carpark along Jervis Bay Road in Jervis Bay.


From the carpark, it is a short stroll through the forest to Hole-in-the-Wall Beach, which derives its name from a sandstone rock wall that had a hole in it. 


The hole has since collapsed, forming a peculiar U-shape.


The rock formation, which is located at the northeastern end of the beach, can be viewed from afar, or when the tide is low, is a short walk up the shoreline where you can get up close to the wall.


The beach is located in the protected waters of Jervis Bay, and so it typically a calm and beautiful spot to swim, snorkel, kayak or paddleboard. 


The spot is popular among photographers, particularly in the early morning and afternoon golden hours. 


As you reach the beach, there is also a shallow tidal pool, stained from the surrounding tea trees, which is a lovely place to cool your feet. 


Note that the beach is not supervised by lifeguards, so caution is required when entering the water, and children should be supervised at all times. 


Be sure to protect the natural beauty of the location and take all rubbish with you.


This is a great walk to add to a day-trip of the area, including Cave Beach, Murrays Beach and Boat Ramp, the Cape St George Lighthouse and White Sands Walk.


Track: The trail involves graded, well-maintained paths, and is relatively flat. The track is well-signed and easy to follow. 


Difficulty: The track is well-maintained and relatively flat, making it easy and suitable for all fitness levels. The beach is not supervised by lifeguards, so caution is required when entering the water, and children should be supervised at all times. 


Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way you came. 

getting there

The walk is located at a signed carpark along Jervis Bay Road in Jervis Bay, 3 hours drive south of Sydney. 


The car park is relatively small and can become busy during peak times.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round. 


Note that there are park fees associated with entering Booderee National Park. Check the Parks Australia website for more information.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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