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Nelson Lagoon

Mimosa Rocks National Park

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It’s an easy walk to Nelson Lagoon in Mimosa Rocks National Park on the far south coast. The lagoon is perfect for a spot of paddling, birdwatching and fishing.

What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note

The walking track from the carpark to Nelson Lagoon is about 300m.

From Nelson Beach carpark, it’s a short and easy walk to tranquil Nelson Lagoon. The lagoon is a popular spot for birdwatching, especially during spring, so be sure to take your binoculars along and look out for pied oystercatchers, striated thornbills and little wattlebirds foraging for food.

Find a spot by the water’s edge to enjoy some fishing or if you’re feeling more energetic, take a canoe along for a paddle around the lagoon. There are lots of spots for an informal picnic; it’s a great place to spend some time. From the lagoon, you can take a walk to the golden sand of nearby Nelson Beach or return to the carpark along the short walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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