Wandandian Creek picnic area

Corramy Regional Park

Overview

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.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Corramy Regional Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water
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 directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

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

Park info

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Visitor info

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

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

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.

Autumn

Venture out on Wandandian Creek in a kayak, heading out to St Georges Basin or downstream to connect with Tullarwalla Lagoon.

Spring

Take a stroll along Anabranch Branch and admire the blooming wildflowers beneath the eucalypts.

Summer

Escape the summer heat with a cool lunch at Wandandian Creek picnic area.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16.1°C and 22.6°C

Highest recorded

40.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

9.7°C and 15.7°C

Lowest recorded

-3.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

May

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

316.7mm

Facilities

  • 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.

Picnic tables

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

  • Strong currents and submerged hazards may be present in the creek. Take care in the water and please supervise children at all times. This area is not patrolled by lifeguards.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

No disabled access to picnic tables or creek edge, though the toilet block is accessible from the carpark.

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Nearby towns

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.

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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.

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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.   

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Learn more

Wandandian Creek picnic area is in Corramy Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

A natural playground

Wandandian Creek picnic area, Corramy Regional Park. Photo: D Duffy

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.

Aboriginal heritage

Wandandian Creek, Corramy Regional Park. Photo: D Duffy

'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

Delta track, Corramy Regional Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk

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

Animals

  • Sugar glider. Photo: Jeff Betteridge

    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. Photo: David Cook

    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, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Narelle King

    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.

Plants

  •  Black sheoak. Photo: Barry Collier

    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.

Environments in this park

Education resources (1)

Wandandian Creek, Corramy Regional Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk