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Jerrawangala National Park

Overview

Located on the Great Eastern Escarpment of NSW near Nowra, Jerrawangala National Park offers scenic views and opportunities for taking a 4WD tour, cycling and hiking.

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With steep cliffs stretching all along its eastern edge, Jerrawangala National Park, just southwest of Nowra on the Great Eastern Escarpment, offers some astonishing scenic views. Particularly breathtaking are the expansive vistas of the coastline and hinterland that can be seen from Jerrawangala lookout.

Follow management trails through the park’s lovely patchwork of low forest, woodlands and moist heath on the plateau, contrasting with tall spotted gum at the northern end of the park and rainforest in sheltered gullies along the eastern edge. Birdwatchers will enjoy spotting unique and threatened species in the park, such as the noisy gang-gang cockatoos or sooty owls.

The park is best-suited to independent, self-reliant bushwalkers, due to its abundance of unmarked but easily traversable trails. It’s also popular with cycling, motorcycling and 4WD enthusiasts, who frequently travel through the park to the adjacent Yerriyong State Forest. The park also borders a popular reserve, Morton National Park.

Highlights in this park

  • Jerrawangala Lookout, Jerrawangala National Park. Photo: R Phelps/NSW Government

    Jerrawangala lookout

    Hike to Jerrawangala lookout in Jerrawangala National Park for scenic views out to Gerroa, Ulladulla, Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and Swan Lake.

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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

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Jerrawangala National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • 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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Jerrawangala Lookout, Jerrawangala National Park. Photo: R Phelps/NSW Government