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Mongarlowe River picnic area

Monga National Park

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Under the shade of eucalypt forest, this sheltered picnic site is an ideal place to start exploring Monga's rich habitats with easy strolls, swimming, and birdwatching.

Picnic areas
715 River Forest Road, Monga, NSW, 2622 - in Monga National Park in South Coast, Country NSW
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

If you’re looking for a quiet place to get back to nature, you’ll love Mongarlowe River picnic area. Nestled under the shade of eucalypt forest in the heart of the park, this sheltered area is an ideal place to begin exploring Monga's rich habitats.

Enjoy lunch at one of the picnic tables before taking an easy stroll along Waratah walking track to the gently flowing Mongarlowe River. Unwind to the soothing sounds of the water flowing and keep your eyes peeled for platypus swimming in the river.

In October and November, the distinctive bright red Monga and Gippsland waratahs flower, attracting birds and insects that feed on the sweet nectar, making this a fantastic spot for birdwatching.

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