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Mount Imlay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Imlay National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Eden:

    • Travel south on Princes Highway
    • Turn right onto Burrawang Forest Road, also known as Mount Imlay Road, 19km south of Eden.
    • Continue driving through East Boyd State Forest to Mount Imlay carpark and Burrawang picnic area

    Park entry points

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Mount Imlay National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Take advantage of the cooler weather and spend the day walking on Mount Imlay Summit walking track.

    Spring

    Admire the delicate beauty and bright colours of wildflowers, like mountain speedwell, dotted among boulders and throughout the bush.

    Summer

    Head to Burrawang picnic area for a relaxing afternoon picnicking under the trees.

    Winter

    Enjoy the filtered views to the coast from the summit of Mount Imlay on crystal clear winter days.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    14°C and 22°C

    Highest recorded

    37.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    8°C and 15°C

    Lowest recorded

    2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    456.5mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Take special care on the last 500m of the summit walking track as it follows a rocky, razor-backed ridge to the trig station. Make sure you carry water with you.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Mount Imlay National Park

    Contact

    • 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: 10am-3pm 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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    Nearby towns

    Eden (30 km)

    Eden is a historic whaling town, ideal for a whale-watch tour. It's built around a promontory that juts into Twofold Bay.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Merimbula (57 km)

    The main coastal towns of the Sapphire Coast include Bermagui, Tathra, Merimbula and Eden. This stunning coastline has sparkling beaches and bays, lakes and national parks, all accessible via excellent walking tracks and coastal drives. You'll find beaches just perfect for surfing, swimming and walks.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Bega (85 km)

    With its forests, lush pastures and a coastline sculpted into a succession of wonders by the sea, the Sapphire Coast is a perfect holiday destination at any time of the year. Set in a valley at the junction of the Bega and Brogo rivers and surrounded by rich dairy country, Bega is a handsome, historic town that's the rural centre of the Sapphire Coast and gateway to the lush Bega Valley. Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, housed in a faithful reproduction of the original, tells the story of cheese-making production in the area.

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    Mount Imlay National Park. Photo: NSW Government