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Mungo Rainforest walk

“We saw so many colourful birds and their singing accompanied us the entire way along the walk.”

This easy loop walk takes you on a short trip through rare coastal rainforest, almost like the enchanted forest. The lush environment features ancient trees, plum pine, mock olive, coogera and brush bloodwood.

Children and adults can have great fun looking out for the colourful birds that live in the rainforest, including golden whistlers, figbirds, rufous fantails, and satin and regent bowerbirds. You’re also likely to see brush turkeys scratching in the undergrowth; look for their distinctive red head.

The walk starts from Mungo Brush campground, from here follow Tamboi walking track to the historic Tamboi fishing village or work a longer walk follow the Mungo walking track to Hawks Nest.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Mungo Rainforest walk starts at Mungo Brush campground in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:

  • From Hawks Nest, follow Mungo Brush Road for approximately 25km and follow the signs to the campground.

From Bulahdelah:

  • From the Pacific Highway, take Bombah Point Road (unsealed) to the ferry crossing
  • Cross the water with Bombah Point ferry and continue along Mungo Brush Road for approximately 5km
  • The campground is on the right hand side shortly after Dees Corner campground.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Mungo Brush campground

Important info

Distance:

1.5km (loop)

Time suggested:

30 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

You should know:

  • There are unsealed sections along Bombah Point Road (Lakes Road) from Bulahdelah
  • The walk starts at the northern end of Mungo Brush campground and there is a side track that leads to Dees Corner campground
  • There are picnic tables and barbecues at Mungo Brush campground if you’d like to have a picnic lunch
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of drinking water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

The vehicle ferry at Bombah point operates between 8am - 6pm. Fees are:

  • $2 / pedestrian
  • $4 / motorbike
  • $5 / car
  • $5 / caravan, trailer or boat trailor
  • $8.5 / 3.5 tonne + vehicles

Wheelchair access:

No disabled access

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Mungo Rainforest, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer