|Booderee National Park|
|Nearest town/city:||Sussex Inlet|
|Managing authorities:||Department of the Environment and
Wreck Bay Aboriginal community
Jervis Bay Territory Government
|Official site:||Booderee National Park|
What is now the national park was declared as a nature reserve in 1971. In 1992, Jervis Bay National Park was declared. Although the local Aboriginal community was offered two seats on the park's Board of Management, the offer was declined as part of a protest over land rights issues.
In 1995, the park was transferred to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community, which leases the area back to the Australian Department of the Environment and Heritage. At this time, the name of the park was changed to "Booderee". The name, meaning 'bay of plenty' or 'plenty of fish' in the Dhurga language, was chosen by the local Aboriginal community.
The beach at Greenpatch is a popular destination, and is said to have the whitest sand in the world. In addition there are abundant surf breaks on the ocean sides of the Park, most notably South Coast Pipe.
Although not accessible to the public, a Little Penguin rookery exists on Bowen Island.