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Lake walking track

Murramarang National Park

Overview

Lake walking track is an easy, medium bush walking track through spotted gums and cool rainforest offering birdwatching in Murramarang National Park on the South Coast.

Where
Murramarang National Park
Distance
8km return
Time suggested
2 - 4hrs
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to put insect repellent on before you set out
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

Immerse yourself in the tranquil coastal forest on this medium length walk in the central area of Murramarang National Park. Lake walking track leads off Durras Lake Discovery trail and follows the northern shore of Durras Lake through stands of towering spotted gums, offering excellent kangaroo spotting and birdwatching.

Passing through remnants of original coastal rainforest, where coachwood and lilly pillies mingle with the gums, look for lyrebirds and wonga pigeons foraging in the undergrowth. The eastern whipbirds prefer the denser foliage but you might hear their distinct call.

When you’re ready for lunch, unpack a picnic along the track and soak up the peaceful bush setting. Keep an eye out for the locals as kangaroos, wallabies and goannas are often seen.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

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View of coast from Durras Mountain in Murramarang National Park. Photo: John Yurasek