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Nelson Lagoon

Mimosa Rocks National Park

Overview

It’s an easy walk to Nelson Lagoon in Mimosa Rocks National Park on the far south coast. The lagoon is perfect for a spot of paddling, birdwatching and fishing.

Where
Mimosa Rocks National Park
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • The walking track from the carpark to Nelson Lagoon is about 300m
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

From Nelson Beach carpark, it’s a short and easy walk to tranquil Nelson Lagoon. The lagoon is a popular spot for birdwatching, especially during spring, so be sure to take your binoculars along and look out for pied oystercatchers, striated thornbills and little wattlebirds foraging for food.

Find a spot by the water’s edge to enjoy some fishing or if you’re feeling more energetic, take a canoe along for a paddle around the lagoon. There are lots of spots for an informal picnic; it’s a great place to spend some time. From the lagoon, you can take a walk to the golden sand of nearby Nelson Beach or return to the carpark along the short walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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