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Jerrawangala lookout

Jerrawangala National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Jerrawangala lookout.

Getting there and parking

To get there:

  • Drive 35km southwest of Nowra along Braidwood Road
  • Turn left onto Wandean Road and drive 3km
  • Turn right onto Jerrawangala Lookout Road and drive 1km to the lookout carpark

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at the lookout carpark where the elevated walkway starts, which is approximately 30 metres to the escarpment edge. The carpark is not suitable for larger buses.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Make the most of the cooler weather to walk along one of the park's more challenging trails, such as Butterbush trail, to the escarpment edge.

Spring

Take a drive along Yarran Road through the striking forests and soak in the wonderful wildflower displays in the surrounding open fields.

Summer

Get up early to enjoy sunrise from Jerrawangala lookout, where you'll enjoy clear, crystal views all out along the coast and hinterland.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

18°C and 24°C

Highest recorded

40.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

9°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-3.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

May

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

316.7mm

Facilities

Picnic tables

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

  • The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking.
  • This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.


Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • This area is fully wheelchair-accessible

Wheelchair facilities

  • Elevated walkway

Prohibited

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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