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Mount Imlay National Park


Just 30km south of Eden, Mount Imlay National Park is great for a day trip. Go for its picnicking, birdwatching, walking, wildflowers and coastal views.

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Mount Imlay National Park is a peaceful pocket of remote bushland, narrow rocky ridges and deep gullies, just 30km south of Eden on NSW’s far south coast. It’s a perfect place for those who want to get back to nature and bask in the peace and quiet of the bush.

The park is part of a system of national parks and reserves that protect the coastline and ranges between Moruya and the East Gippsland region of Victoria, along with nearby parks like South East Forests National Park and Nadgee Nature Reserve. As a symbol of this, its skyline is dominated by Mount Imlay, or ‘Balawan’, as it’s known to local Aboriginal people,

Take a scenic drive through the bush and spend the afternoon picnicking under the trees. If you’re a fit walker and up for a challenge, why not venture off and walk to the summit of Mount Imlay? You’ll enjoy birdwatching along the way and incredible filtered coastal views from the top.

Highlights in this park

  • Mount Imlay National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    Mount Imlay Summit walking track

    This challenging walking track climbs over 600m from Burrawang picnic area to the summit of Mount Imlay. Enjoy a picnic with a view, spring wildflower...


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


  • in the South Coast region
  • Mount Imlay National Park 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:
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
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Mount Imlay National Park. Photo: NSW Government