Pretty Beach to Durras Mountain Walking Track
Wodi Wodi & Wandandian Country

3 h to 5 h

9.2 km
return

↑ 385 m
↓ -385 m

Hard track
Starting from Pretty Beach Road car park this steep return walk takes you through rainforest of Murramarang National Park to the top of Durras Mountain. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wodi Wodi & Wandandian people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.5676731,150.3672506)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Murramarang Road
  • Turn on to Merry Beach Road then drive for 250 m
  • Turn right onto Pretty Beach Road and drive for another 700 m
  • Turn slight left and drive for another 85 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 50 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 255 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Find the sign at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
Find the BBQ at the start.
After another 50 m turn right.
After another 85 m turn left.
After another 20 m head through/around the gate.
After another 45 m come to the "Pretty Beach" (8 m on your left).
After another 165 m continue straight.
After another 720 m head through/around the gate.
Continue straight.
After another 620 m veer left.
After another 890 m head through/around the gate.
The starting point of an alternate route. Take this alternate route if you want to prolong this walk. To take the alternate route turn sharp right here. Details below.
After another 1 km continue straight.
After another 410 m pass a seat (8 m on your left)., has no backrest.
The alternate route finishes here. Turn right to rejoin the main route at the 4.2 km waypoint. Details below.
After another 195 m continue straight.
After another 315 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your left).
The starting point of an alternate route. Alternate route to a lookout with views over the sea. To take the alternate route veer left here. Details below.
Continue straight.
After another 195 m pass the "Durras Mountain" (8 m on your right).
About 60 m past the end is a picnic table.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.6 km to get back to the start.

Alternate route to a lookout with views over the sea.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 410 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 190 m pass the picnic table (60 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass the "Durras Mountain" (35 m on your right).
Turn around.
After another 165 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.

Take this alternate route if you want to prolong this walk.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 315 m head through/around the gate.
Turn left.
After another 15 m turn left.
After another 15 m pass the "Durras Mountain Car Park" (5 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass the sign (9 m on your left).
After another 450 m pass a seat (15 m on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 460 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Pretty Beach to Durras Mountain Walking Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 9.2 km
Time 3 h to 5 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 195 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 0 m from the start.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.6 km apart with the largest gap of 5.2 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
0 m[toilet]
Camp site
195 mPretty Beach
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