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Bay Cliff walking track

Nadgee Nature Reserve

Overview

Bay Cliff walking track offers families and bushwalkers an easy hike along the beach and the past the lake. Enjoy birdwatching and fishing along the way.

Where
Nadgee Nature Reserve
Distance
1.2km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch and whale watch.

On the Bay Cliff walking track, you’ll follow the edge of Wonboyn Lake where you can see pelicans and waterbirds feeding, with shell middens around the shore. Then head through the forest to secluded Wonboyn Beach. The views across Disaster Bay and the magnificent outcrop of Bay Cliff only emphasise the reserve’s beauty.

There are also plenty of resting spots for little legs on this short walk. Indulge in some fishing in the lake or sea, it’s especially rewarding here.

Look for the yellow-tailed black cockatoos in the woodland; they love stripping the paperbark trees for the wood grubs underneath. At dusk, look out for elusive ringtail possums. These nocturnal creatures may just be waking up for the night.

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 Nadgee Nature Reserve in the South Coast region
  • Nadgee Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • 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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Nadgee shore, Nadgee Nature Reserve. Copyright: NSW Government.