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Meroo Lake walking track

Meroo National Park

Overview

Wrap yourself in the tranquillity of calm coastal waters at Meroo Lake walking track. Enjoy paddling, swimming, fishing, birdwatching and walking in a pristine natural landscape.

Where
Meroo National Park
Distance
1.6km return
Time suggested
30 - 45min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching.

If you are looking to get away from it all, then Meroo Lake walking track is for you. Wrap yourself in the tranquillity of these calm coastal waters and reconnect with nature.

Follow the walking track from Meroo Head carpark and meander down through towering old growth forest to the lakes edge. It’s a great place for birdwatching where you’ll see some of the many waterbirds that make this their home - swans, musk ducks, pelicans, cormorants to name a few.

Try fishing or swimming in the lake, or just sit back and relax with a good book as you listen to the waters gently rippling onto the shore. If you like canoeing or kayaking, it’s a 800m walk to the lake’s edge with your gear, but your efforts will be rewarded once you are paddling out into serenity on the water.

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 Meroo National Park in the South Coast region
  • Meroo 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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Meroo Lake walking track, Meroo National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk