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Myanba Gorge lookout

South East Forests National Park

Overview

Visit Myanba Gorge lookout for a short walk, picnicking and scenic views in South East Forests National Park. You can find this great waterfall walk near Eden and Bombala.

Type
Lookouts
Where
South East Forests National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Opening times

Myanba Gorge lookout is always open, but access may be limited during snowfall events and pedestrian bridges on the walk may be closed at times of flooding.

Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.

Set in mighty old-growth forest and comprising three lookouts, a picnic area, a boardwalk and walking track, this part of the park is a must for nature-lovers.

Start with lunch at the well-equipped picnic area before taking the easy and accessible boardwalk stroll. At the first lookout you’re treated to picture-perfect views of fast-flowing Myanba Creek. Here, it surges over the escarpment across a huge granite slab, so visit after rain, if you can, to see a stronger, more spectacular flow.

Follow the creek if you choose to keep on walking – it’s a moderate walk that's well worth the effort. See the numerous torrents burble through the rocks or snake off into rivulets and stunning cascades. Take a quick dip if you like, and look for streaked rock orchids and the gorgeous purple-spotted flowers of the Victorian Christmas Bush.

The third lookout rewards your efforts with views of the remarkable geology of Myanba Gorge and Bega’s pretty Towamba Valley. Return to the picnic area the way you came, listening out for distinctive ‘creaky gate’ calls of gang gang cockatoos.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in South East Forests National Park in the South Coast and Snowy Mountains regions
  • South East Forests National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Bombala office
      02 6458 5900
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm.
    • 153 Maybe Street, Bombala NSW 2632
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    • Merimbula
      02 6495 5000
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods, 10am to 3pm.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email: FSCR@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: 02 6495 5055
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    • Narooma office
      02 4476 0800
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. Closed public holidays.
    • 9 Burrawang Street, Cnr Graham Street, Narooma NSW 2456
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Myanba Gorge lookout, South East Forests National Park. Photo: John Spencer