Durras Beach on the Shoalhaven coast of New South Wales Australia, is divided into two by Durras Lake. Having spent a lovely three days catching up with friends in South Durras it was time to hitch up our caravan and have a peek at Durras North. Just 25 minutes north of Batemans Bay amongst the tall straight trees of Murramarang National Park, it’s startlingly white sand beaches are bordered by the clearest blue/green ocean.
Durras North View
It was lunch time when we drove through the sleepy village looking for somewhere with a view and couldn’t believe our luck when the road ended in this.
With no other vehicles around we had plenty of room to negotiate a waterside spot with views over the lake intake and ocean.
The beach was bathed in bright sunshine and a pleasant breeze blew the curtains of the van as we ate.
The only movement outside the van was a mother Oystercatcher and chicks dashing toward the water.
Kangaroos and wallabies usually come onto the beaches early morning or late afternoon, but as we turned the caravan around to leave I spied a mob resting and grazing beneath the tall shade trees at the back of the beach. This area of New South Wales has many places where kangaroos congregate near or on beaches. It’s not so common an experience in Queensland but we did find a great spot at Cape Hillsborough north of Mackay.
Durras accommodation north of the lake, ranges from holiday houses and waterfront cabins to caravan and campsites.
- Joalah Holiday Park (Cabins – some waterfront)
- Durras Lake North Holiday Park (Cottages, Cabins, Campsites)
- Durras Beach North Tourist Park (Powered and Unpowered Sites)
Free Camping near Durras North
While we didn’t need a free camp near Durras North there is one 25km south at North Head Camping Area at Batemans Bay. It’s a nice spot with a beach sunset, possums roam the site at night and there are kangaroos on the beach.
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