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Myrtle Mountain lookout

South East Forests National Park


With scenic Bega views, this NSW south coast lookout is in South East Forests National Park. Stop on Myrtle Mountain to sightsee or picnic en route to Eden or Candelo.

South East Forests National Park
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Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.

You may think driving through the park’s lush wet-fern forest is as stunning as it gets, but then you arrive at Myrtle Mountain lookout.

Located on Myrtle Mountain Road, this hidden gem offers a sweeping northern vista across Bega Valley farmland. You’re also treated to eastern views of scenic Candelo and Wolumla, as well as the fringing escarpment and rolling hills surrounding the valley.

The ideal place to stretch your legs, take a tea break and soak up some views while driving from Eden or Bega, this lookout is popular with travellers and locals alike.

Relax at a picnic table and feel the crisp NSW south coastal breeze. Listen out and scan the undergrowth for lyrebirds or, if you’re stopping by at night, look out for possums and gliders in the area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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

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
    • 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:
      Fax: 02 6495 5055
    • 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
See more visitor info
Myrtle Mountain lookout, South East Forests National Park. Photo: John Spencer