Wandandian Creek picnic area
Corramy Regional Park
Located between Nowra and Ulladulla, Wandandian Creek picnic area is a great place to picnic and go fishing or kayaking, with a boat ramp and trail heads to two easy walking tracks.
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- Please note
- There is limited mobile reception in this park
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
This quiet bushland spot serves up a perfect setting for lazy afternoons with the family, or even a solo retreat beneath the casuarina trees of Wandandian Creek. Right by the water, there are picnic tables and pump-out toilets – just enough to make a visit convenient without destroying the tranquil atmosphere. Birds frolic through the canopy and there are enough fish in the creek to make this a popular haunt of fishermen.
Pack a picnic lunch and kick back with a weekend newspaper, or bring a kayak for something a little more active – a launching platform gives easy access to the undisturbed waterway. There are even some walking routes - Anabranch loop track and Delta track - which leave directly from the picnic area and offer great opportunities for some light exercise to work up an appetite. Take a stroll and then reward yourself with the rest of the day off, paddling in the water and enjoying the sun.
Take a virtual tour of Wandandian Creek picnic area captured with Google Street View Trekker.
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/wandandian-creek-picnic-area/local-alerts
- in Corramy Regional Park in the South Coast region
Corramy Regional Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
All the practical information you need to know about the Wandandian Creek picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Wandandian Creek picnic area is in the Wandandian Creek precinct of Corramy Regional Park. To get there:
- Travel south on Princes Highway from Nowra
- Turn left (east) onto The Wool Road, just north of Bewong.
- Turn right (south) after approximately 1km to enter Corramy Regional Park
- Follow the unsealed road to Wandandian Creek picnic area carpark
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)
- All weather
Parking is available at Wandandian Creek picnic area. 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 Corramy Regional Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Venture out on Wandandian Creek in a kayak, heading out to St Georges Basin or downstream to connect with Tullarwalla Lagoon.
Take a stroll along Anabranch Branch and admire the blooming wildflowers beneath the eucalypts.
Escape the summer heat with a cool lunch at Wandandian Creek picnic area.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
16.1°C and 22.6°C
9.7°C and 15.7°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- You'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water
- You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
No disabled access to picnic tables or creek edge, though the toilet block is accessible from the carpark.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
Nowra (22 km)
Nowra is a historic city and the commercial heart of the Shoalhaven. It's on the Shoalhaven River close to beaches and national parks.
St Georges Basin (3 km)
St Georges Basin is a large, shallow lagoon with outstanding boating and fishing. The town is a tree-lined waterway ringed by villages and forests.
Ulladulla (36 km)
Ulladulla is close to several wonderful national parks. Morton National Park, to the west, is home to Pigeon House Mountain, a local landmark which is a popular climb. Murramarang National Park, between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay, has beautiful coastal walks, beaches and camping sites.
Wandandian Creek picnic area is in Corramy Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
A natural playground
Even as it preserves important species of plants and animals, Corramy Regional Park offers terrific recreation opportunities in easy reach of towns between Nowra and Ulladulla. Within or around the park, visitors can enjoy cycling, horse riding, picnicking, fishing or kayaking on the foreshores and waterways like St Georges Basin.
- Wandandian Creek Wandandian Creek is an easily accessible waterway that offers several branching directions for a variety of activities including paddling, fishing, kayaking and birdwatching.
'Corramy' is the Aboriginal name for the local area. Because of its diverse environments, the area provided a variety of resources for Aboriginal people.
Preserving our threatened species
Corramy Regional Park may be just down the road from several small townships, but it plays a critical role in preserving natural diversity. There are two endangered ecological communities in the park: swamp oak floodplain forest, growing along the foreshore of Wandandian Creek; and river-flat eucalypt forest with stands of red gum. Strolling in the regional park is to stroll through a precious reserve of these trees. Corramy is also home to threatened animals, with yellow-bellied gliders and glossy black cockatoos recorded in the area. Take a camera and keep your eyes peeled, but be careful not to disturb their habitat.
- Delta track The longer of the two walks near Wandandian Creek, near Nowra, Delta track follows the foreshore for 1.5km, crossing two beaches with opportunities for fishing and birdwatching.
Plants and animals you may see
Sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps)
The sugar glider is a tree-dwelling Australian native marsupial, found in tall eucalypt forests and woodlands along eastern NSW. The nocturnal sugar glider feeds on insects and birds, and satisfies its sweet tooth with nectar and pollens.
Southern boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae)
The southern boobook, also known as the mopoke, is the smallest and most common native owl in Australia. With a musical 'boo-book' call that echoes through forests and woodlands, the southern boobook is a great one to look out for while bird watching.
Long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta)
A nocturnal marsupial and one of the smaller Australian native animals, the long-nosed bandicoot is found across eastern Australia. Populations in the Sydney region have dwindled since European settlement, leaving only endangered colonies in inner western Sydney and at North Head, near Manly. The long-nosed bandicoot has grey-brown fur and a pointed snout which it uses to forage for worms and insects.
Black sheoak (Allocasuarina littoralis)
The black sheoak is one of a number of casuarina species found across the east coast of Australia and nearby tablelands. Growing to a height of 5-15m, these hardy Australian native plants can survive in poor or sandy soils. The barrel-shaped cone of the black sheoak grows to 10-30mm long.