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Monument Beach picnic area

Conjola National Park

Overview

Set in a forest behind the beach, Monument Beach picnic area is a quiet base from which to take a short walk and learn about the history of the area.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Conjola National Park
Price
Free
Opening times

Monument Beach picnic area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

One of the most serene areas of Conjola is Monument Beach picnic area. Set behind the beach, this is the ultimate spot for families. You can walk along the isolated beach, clamber over the small headlands, throw in a fishing line, go for a paddle or surf, take a short bushwalk, or head to the monument that remembers the lives lost when the Walter Hood sank in 1870.

As you drive in, stop to admire the beautiful flowering natives, including waratahs, wattles and bush peas. And don’t be surprised if the only other living creatures around are the resident kangaroos and wallabies.

Set out along Nerindillah Lagoon walking track after lunch, and while you’re walking along the beach, look for sooty oystercatchers, sea eagles and the hooded plover, which is only found on the NSW south coast.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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

Park info

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

    • Ulladulla
      (02) 4454 9500
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
    • Blackburn Industrial Estate, Lot 9 Coller Road, Ulladulla NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4455 1850
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    • Nowra
      (02) 4423 2170
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 55 Graham Street, Nowra NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4422 7041
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Monument beach, Conjola National Park