South Durras to Murramarang National Park

Take in spectacular coastal and lake views and feel the majesty and peace of the magical spotted gums as you ride through these forests, with only the sweet calls of the native birds to keep you company. Along the Old Coast Road it's common to see lyrebirds. To find one of the best whale-viewing platforms in the area once at North Head go through the camp ground to the walking track.

ROUTE: Dur 1 - Spotted Gum Trail

DISTANCE: 24 km

GRADE: easy at start then moderate

VERTICAL ASCENT: 360m

SUITABLE: Mountain bikes or hybrids

The 24km ride has an easy section at the start and becomes hilly in the middle section. The start is at the Durras Sports Ground. The route heads north through the village streets to the Durras Lake boat ramp, then along the lake foreshore along a track in front of the caravan park. It then heads back through the village streets to the ocean boat ramp. Next is a journey through the forest to North Head with its great views of the Tollgate Islands and Batemans Bay beyond.
The return follows a similar route back to the village.

Cue Sheet

Cumulative

Distance

Notes

0km START

0km

Ride STARTS at the Sports Ground, Durras Road South Durras with entrance opposite Durras Lake Road - a car park is located there. Note: bush obscures the entrance.

0.08km

0.08km

Leave the Sports Ground and cross Durras Dr into Durras Lake Rd heading north.

0.91km

0.82km

Turn left into Lakeside Dr

1.39km

0.48km

Pass Boomerang Ave on right

1.74km

0.35km

Stop at Boat Ramp to view the Lake. This is a pristine waterway, surrounded by National Park, that is generally closed to the ocean.

1.84km

0.1km

Turn left up First St.

1.94km

0.10km

Turn right into Canberra Ave

2.4km

0.46km

Turn left into Lakeside Dr

2.6km

0.13km

Turn right into Durras Lake Dr

3.37km

0.77km

Turn left into Durras Rd

3.61km

0.24km

Turn left into the headland reserve for good views north and south

3.92km

0.31km

Exit reserve and turn left along Dilkera St

4.13km

0.21km

Pass Allambee St on right. Follow Dilkera St down the hill

4.39km

0.26km

Turn left into Banyandah St

4.59km

0.2km

Pass Corilla St on right. The General Store with coffee shop and takeaway is in that street

5.35km

0.76km

Turn left down boat ramp access road, with Murramarang Resort on your right

5.55km

0.20km

Cycle on to beach for view north of Beagle Bay. Then retrace route back to Banyandah St

5.75km

0.20km

Turn left into Banyandah St proceed past Murramarang Resort entrance and take left fork, at the start of the gravel roads, out to Wasp Head.

6.05

0.30km

Go straight ahead passed gravel road on left.

6.15km

0.4km

At car park at Wasp Headland follow Wasp Head walking trail sign through the trees to the North East.

6.4km

0.25km

There are great views north and south from Wasp Headland. Retrace route to Car Park.

6.65km

0.25km

At car park retrace route back to Old Coast Rd intersection

7.05km

0.4km

Take sharp turn left into Old Coast Rd

8.25km

1.2km

There are tracks to beaches and headlands along this next section of the ride that can be enjoyed as a diversion. Otherwise stay on the Old Coast Rd and follow signs to North Head

9.65km

1.4km

Richmond Beach Car Park on left, follow the sign to Nth Head up the hill

10.75km

1.1km

Oakey Beach Car Park straight ahead. Follow road to the right

11.65km

0.90km

Turn left to go to Nth Head. It is mainly downhill to Nth Head from here which means you have to climb back up again on the return. This is therefore a possible turn around point if you are feeling tired and return via the same route as the outward journey. Look at Cue Sheet below from the 17.85km point

12.45km

0.8km

Follow the road to the left to Nth Head Camping Area. Road on the right is signposted as No Through Rd

14.65km

2.2km

North Head Car Park and Camping area (up to the East). Toilet in Camping area. Viewing platform at southern end of car park. Great view of the entrance to Batemans Bay and the Tollgates. Return from this point back up Nth Head Rd

15.45km

0.80km

Bear left at intersection with gravel road on right.

17.85km

3.2km

Turn right at top of hill to return to Sth Durras Village by the same route as your outward journey. Murramarang Resort is a good place for coffee.

23.45km

5.6km

Turn left into Corilla St past the General Store, another coffee opportunity

23.55km

0.10km

Turn right into Village Rd

23.85

0.30km

At right hand bend proceed straight ahead on to shared pathway through reserve and over timber bridge.

24.25km

0.40km

FINISH