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Jewfish walk

Nadgee Nature Reserve

Overview

The easy Jewfish walk takes you through the forest to the edge of Wonboyn Lake, where you can enjoy swimming, birdwatching, fishing and picnicking.

Where
Nadgee Nature Reserve
Distance
0.6km return
Time suggested
15min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 2
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Follow the boardwalk that meanders through the tall forest and, before long, Jewfish walk arrives at the beach on the edge of Wonboyn Lake. Once you’re there, you’ll be cooled by the peaceful atmosphere. With its calm water, this is the perfect place for young kids to paddle in the shallows. Keen fishermen will catch tailor, flathead and, of course, the occasional jewfish here.

In spring, the air is filled with the sweet perfume of the swamp paperbark’s blossom. Summer brings the cream flowers of the rough-barked apple and, with them, the honeyeaters and parrots that come to feed.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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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Jewfish walk, Nadgee Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer