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Mungo Rainforest walk

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Alerts for Myall Lakes National Park: closed areas


Updated: 28/11/2014 10:46 AM

“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.


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 is available at Mungo Brush campground

Important info


1.5km (loop)

Time suggested:

30 minutes



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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- Alerts

Myall Lakes National Park

closed areas

Myall Lakes National Park bushfire closures
Some areas of this park are closed due to bushfire. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas include:

  • Mungo Brush Road is closed from north of Stewart and Lloyds campground to Dees Corner campground
  • Mungo Brush, Dees Corner and Banksia Green campgrounds have been closed but at this stage campers in all other campgrounds of the park are not affected.
  • Walking tracks and trails are closed in this area.
The Myall River has been reopened to boating traffic however, due to the amount of smoke likely to result from fire fighting operations it is advised to avoid the area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Myall Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Locations affected: Mungo Rainforest walk, Mungo walking track, Mungo Brush campground, Banksia Green campground, Black Oaks picnic area

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