Green Patch to Bristol Point (via rock platform)
Best attempted when the tide is low, this walk is a scenic ramble along the rocky shore and through the nearby forest. Access the rock platform from the eastern side of the Green Patch picnic area via a small bridge and follow the signs. Once on the rock platform, continue until you come to a small secluded beach. After the beach, scramble back on to the rocks and follow the track through the forest until you reach Bristol Point picnic area. A return walk back to Green Patch can be taken through tall blackbutt forest.
The rock platform contains plants and animals that have special adaptations to survive in this salty, weather-beaten environment. As with all plants and animals in the park, they are protected and are not to be disturbed. The return walk through the blackbutt forest is great after dark when nocturnal animals can be seen. These animals are shy - so don't get too close and remember to keep quiet.
Green Patch Beach to Bristol Point | 400 m | 10 min
Green Patch via rock platform | 500 m | 30 min
Telegraph Creek Nature Trail
This circular walk is easy with signs describing interesting aspects of the vegetation along the way. It passes through tall eucalypt forest where the older trees provide hollows for birds and possums. Crossing serene, fern-lined creeks and swamps you may see freshwater crayfish foraging. The trail continues through woodland and heath. In spring delightful wildflower displays attract a wide variety of birds. Seats are provided along the way. The trail begins at the northern end of the Green Patch car park or where it is signposted along Jervis Bay Road near the Green Patch turn-off.
Telegraph Creek Nature Trail | 2.4 km | 1 hr