Biamanga Cultural area

Biamanga National Park

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Overview

Biamanga Cultural area offers visitors to Biamanga National Park a scenic place to picnic and enjoy the short walk to a lookout with views over Mumbulla Falls and a beautiful gorge.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Biamanga National Park
Accessibility
Medium
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen
Please note

The Aboriginal custodians request that visitors, through respect, do not swim in the Mumbulla Falls area - a site that is sacred to the Yuin People.

A great way to take advantage of the natural splendour of Biamanga National Park is by stopping at Biamanga Cultural area during your road trip. 

You'll find a convenient boardwalk – perfect for walking with children – that leads to a scenic lookout where you can see water cascading through a dramatic gorge and granite boulder field. This is part of the legacy of an ancient shield volcano in the area, and the story of its Aboriginal heritage is conveyed through interpretive signs and an information shelter here. 

Don't forget your camera – the forest setting is beautiful, with eastern water dragons sunning themselves on rocks and chefs cap correa bursting with lemon and green colours. Birdwatching is superb as well – with azure kingfishers and blue wrens frequenting the area, it’s almost as though they're putting on a show for visitors.

After your stroll, unpack a lunch at one of the picnic tables or fire up the free gas barbecues for a relaxing afternoon with family and friends beneath the eucalypts. This is a great picnic spot, shady and serene, surrounded by the calming sounds of the rushing creek.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/biamanga-cultural-area/local-alerts

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Park info

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Biamanga Cultural area.

Getting there and parking

Biamanga Cultural area is 23km north of Bega. To get there from Bega:

  • Drive north-east along Dr George Mountain Road
  • Turn left on to Mumbulla Creek Road at the Biamanga Cultural Area sign
  • Continue along Mumbulla Creek Road and turn left at the intersection with Tee Ridge Road, to remain on Mumbulla Creek Road
  • Turn right on to Mumbulla Creek Falls Road and follow the signs to the Biamanga Cultural Area carpark

Please note: there is no access to Biamanga National Park from the Princes Highway via Clarkes Road, as this is private property.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Biamanga Cultural area can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Biamanga Cultural area carpark. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

See the chefs cap correa flowers hanging from their stems, and bring binoculars for some excellent birdwatching opportunities.

Summer

Escape the heat of the sun by settling down for a picnic in the cool shade near Mumbulla Creek Falls. Goannas are regular visitors in the warmer months.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

13.9°C and 26.6°C

Highest recorded

44°C

Winter temperature

Average

2.3°C and 17.3°C

Lowest recorded

-8.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

454.2mm

Facilities

Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area.

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Gathering firewood

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.

Learn more

Biamanga Cultural area is in Biamanga National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

A precious haven

River gorge, Biamanga National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Biamanga conserves an important area of substantially pristine coastal foothill environments, with monkey and ribbon gums clustered around the creekbeds. It also contains the endangered chefs cap correa, an unusual lemon and green flower that looks exactly like its namesake. The shrubs are endemic to NSW and popular with local birds. Biamanga is also home to an array of wildlife, from goannas and eastern water dragons to swamp wallabies and some of the last remaining koalas in the south-eastern corner of NSW. Birds are also plentiful, including lyrebirds, azure kingfishers, flycatchers and blue wrens.

Volcanic legacy

Mumbulla Creek Falls, Biamanga National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Mumbulla Mountain rises in the middle of Biamanga, and is largely the legacy of an ancient shield volcano. You can see this most clearly through a granitic creek corridor with massive boulders and plunge pools. This is the course of Mumbulla Creek, which rushes toward the coast from its origins up in the mountain. This park conserves an important area of substantially pristine coastal foothill environments, with monkey and ribbon gums clustered around the creekbeds. It also contains the endangered chefs cap correa, an unusual lemon and green flower that looks exactly like its namesake. The shrubs are endemic to NSW and popular with local birds.

  • Biamanga Cultural area Biamanga Cultural area offers visitors to Biamanga National Park a scenic place to picnic and enjoy the short walk to a lookout with views over Mumbulla Falls and a beautiful gorge.

Yuin Country

Biamanga National Park. Photo: John Spencer

The landscape of Biamanga is sacred to the Yuin People, ancient custodians of this land, who maintain their strong traditional ties to it today. In 2006, Biamanga became jointly managed by the Aboriginal community and NPWS. There are a number of cultural sites throughout the area with spiritual significance for the Yuin. The best place to learn about these is Mumbulla Creek Falls, where interpretative signs detail the Aboriginal history of the region.

  • Biamanga Cultural area Biamanga Cultural area offers visitors to Biamanga National Park a scenic place to picnic and enjoy the short walk to a lookout with views over Mumbulla Falls and a beautiful gorge.

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