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Goodenia Rainforest picnic area

South East Forests National Park


Combine a barbecue with birdwatching at Goodenia Rainforest picnic area, near Merimbula. The easy Goodenia Rainforest walk starts from this scenic picnic area.

Picnic areas
South East Forests National Park
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

Grab a picnic table and cook up a tasty lunch on the barbecue at Goodenia Rainforest picnic area.

Sheltered by mighty old-growth eucalypts in a patch of cool temperate rainforest, this picnic spot is the gateway to the exquisite Goodenia Rainforest walking track, an easy walk through a lush understorey of lilly pilly. The picnic area is a great spot to stop and relax before or after completing the 40-minute return walk.

If you’re lucky, you’ll spy some of the numerous birds living in the area, including lyrebirds and satin bowerbirds. See if you can spot the marvellous striped tail of the fan-tailed cuckoo.

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, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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
      (02) 6458 5900
      Contact hours: 9am-12.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 153 Maybe Street, Bombala NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6458 4076
    • Merimbula
      (02) 6495 5000
      Contact hours: 10am-3pm Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email:
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
    • Narooma
      (02) 4476 0800
      Contact hours: 10.00am-2.00pm Monday to Friday
    • Corner Graham and Burrawang Streets, Narooma NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4476 0833
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Goodenia Rainforest picnic area, South East Forest National Park. Photo: John Spencer