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Wallagoot Lake picnic area and boat ramp

Bournda National Park

Overview

Wallagoot Lake at Bournda National Park is a playground for watersport enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike. Enjoy sailing, paddling, fishing and birdwatching.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Bournda National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
Please note
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird/whale watch.

Wallagoot Lake is the heart of Bournda National Park, offering a playground for watersport enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike.

Set up a picnic on the shores of the lake while the kids swim in the protected waters. Launch your vessel from the boat ramp and enjoy waterskiing on the glassy waters, or explore the lake on your sail board or paddle ski.

The lake’s unique aquatic environment is home to a huge diversity of marine life, making it a popular destination for children eager to learn about the ecosystem.

This distinctive waterway also offers excellent fishing and birdwatching. As well as several species of waterfowl, look out for threatened species like the little tern and fairy tern nesting on the foreshores during spring or foraging during summer.

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

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Merimbula
      (02) 6495 5000
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email: FSCR@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
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See more visitor info
Bournda National Park. Photo: A Brown/NSW Government