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Mungo Rainforest walk

Myall Lakes National Park

Overview

Enjoy a short and easy rainforest walk with the birds in Myall Lakes National Park, not far from Buladelah. Afterwards, you can enjoy a picnic or barbecue at Mungo Brush.

Where
Myall Lakes National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Distance
1.5km loop
Time suggested
30min
Grading
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • 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

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $7 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines at Mungo Brush and Violet Hill.

    NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets. 

    Buy an annual pass.
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Mungo Rainforest, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer