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Durras Lake North Holiday Park NSW

Kangaroos are guaranteed at Durras Lake North holiday park. Just one reason why visitors try and keep this the best kept secret on the south coast of NSW.  Durras Lake North Holiday Park is a traditional holiday park surrounded by the Murramarang National Park and Batemans Marine Park. Visitors either stay in a traditional holiday cottage or camp in a bushland setting amongst towering spotted gums. Durras Beach is just a short stroll away for fishing, surfing or coast walking. Hire a Hobie kayak to explore Durras Lake - the most pristine in NSW. Or walk one of the many bushwalking trails starting at the park. This park is not for everyone. Just for those wanting to escape the crowds and wanting to experience the natural beauty of this south coast beach-lake-bush area.

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The resident kangaroos are the highlight for every visitor. But being surrounded by the Murramarang National Park and Batemans Marine Park means encounters with a diversity of wildlife that is hard to match. Possums, bandicoots, kookaburras, king parrots, lyrebirds, wallabies are some examples of the bushland wildlife. On the beach you may see dolphins, whales, rare seabirds - and a few keen surfers and scattered fishing enthusiasts. On Durras Lake, birds abound! Pelicans, kingfishers, black swans, sea eagles, herons and more! You can hire a Hobie kayak to explore Durras Lake or walk along its shores. And each night, you can relax around your own campfire or barbecue. Pass me a toasted marshmallow please!

Types of accommodation

Cottages (4) Sleeps from 6 - 7 guests. Traditional south coast fibro cottages which are clean and very comfy. Fully equipped kitchens and bathroom. TV, DVD. Lightweight doonas and pillows provided. Just bring your own sheets/towels or hire is available. All with decks and outdoor wood fired barbecue/campfire.

Cabins (4) Sleeps from 4-5 guests. Great for budget accommodation. Kitchens, bathrooms (except Possum Cabin where the shared amenities block is used). TV. Lightweight doonas and pillows. Just bring your own sheets/towels or hire is available.  All with decks and outdoor wood fired barbecue/campfire.

Camping - in our Durras Beach Camping Ground which is located in a bushland setting. Each site has its own woodfired campfire/barbecue. Hot showers in a clean and modern amenities block. Powered and non powered sites available.

How to get here

Durras Lake North holiday park is located just 20 minutes north of Batemans Bay on the south coast of NSW. Durras Beach and Durras Lake are located on either side of the park. Durras North is approximately a 3-4 hour drive from Sydney (280km) or a 2 hour drive from Canberra (150km). It is a 20 minute drive from Batemans Bay (24km).

From Sydney, take the Princes Hwy south to Ulladulla. Continue for another 38kms south and take the Durras Lake North & Depot Beach turn off on your left. Drive along this road (Mt Agony Rd) for 5km then turn to your right for another 3km to the village of Durras North.

From Canberra, take the Kings Highway east to Batemans Bay. Once at Batemans Bay, travel north on the Princes Hwy for 14km. The turnoff to the right is clearly marked 'Durras Lake North - Depot Beach (Do not take the South Durras turnoff).
Once at Durras North, we are located on the right hand side. You really can’t miss us!

Pet friendly:  YES (Durras Lake North holiday park is pet friendly but not during the summer school holidays or Easter. Dogs must be on lead at all times. They are not allowed on the beach or in the bush as it is a National Park. Please ask in advance if you intend bringing your pet. Dogs not allowed inside cottages or cabins but can stay on the decks)


Store is located at the park. (Closed during winter)
You can hire: Surfboards (soft sided and suitable for beginners), surfoplanes (like an inflatable boogie board)
Hobie single and double kayaks also available for hire to use on Durras Lake. Includes all safety gear. Bags of firewood available for purchase for your campfire or barbecue.

Other considerations when visiting

Summer and school holidays periods are very busy and you are advised to book well ahead. Many of guests prefer to come in the less busy low season to really appreciate the  serenity of the area.

Visitors comments

"We had an absolutely great stay - the cabin was comfortable and well equipped and well priced, the position so close to such a wonderful beach was perfect, and the operators couldn't do enough to be helpful. The only negative in the whole weekend was falling into the water and getting soaked!! - but I can't blame that on anyone but me. We will certainly return to the park again and again" Katherine, ACT July 08

"A great place to stay! I had the most enjoyable stay at this beautiful place. The cottages were super clean and there was so much to do. The kids loved the lake and the beach and we all enjoyed sitting around the fire in the evening. As I love walking I was very impressed with the walks around the park. Peter and Wendy were able to point out many fantastic walks where I saw heaps of wildlife and made my walks even more enjoyable" Jenny. Nowra 2008

"Wow! This place was a real surprise. Really different to most caravan parks we have stayed at. Our overseas guests couldn't believe the wildlife. We saw kangaroos, kookaburras, parrots and had two possums raid our camp. We recommend it it to anyone that wants to experience the Australian bush which surrounds the place. We went for a walk along the beach and saw no one! Just lovely. We will certainly be visiting again" Mick and Diane Ford. Gymea. 2008 

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Park facilities
• BBQ• Grocery shop• Internet free
• Pet friendly
Accommodation types
• Camping site with park facilities• Family cottage/small house• Powered site
• Unpowered site
Accommodation features
• Balcony/verandah• Linen to hire• Shower
• Beaches• Bird watching• Canoeing/kayaking
• Dolphin/whale watching• Nature, parks and wildlife• Rivers, lakes and waterways
• Surfing