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Goodenia Rainforest picnic area

South East Forests National Park

Overview

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

Type
Picnic areas
Where
South East Forests National Park
Price
Free
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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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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Goodenia Rainforest picnic area, South East Forest National Park. Photo: John Spencer