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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
Monga National Park
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 picnic amid nature, you’ll love Mongarlowe River picnic area. Nestled under the shade of eucalypt forest, this sheltered picnic site is an ideal place to begin exploring Monga's rich habitats.

Take an easy stroll along Waratah walking track to the gently flowing Mongarlowe River. Enjoy the relaxing sounds of the water flowing by and keep a close eye 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.

You can also wander along the short 10-minute Link walking track, taking you on a journey into eucalypt forest and through a tree fern valley to discover the magical world under the rainforest canopy at Penance Grove.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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