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Giriwa walking track

Meroo National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Giriwa walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1 - 2hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    3km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Giriwa walking track is in the northern area of Meroo National Park. To get there:

From Ulladulla:

  • Drive south on the Princes Highway and continue through Burrill Lake Village.
  • Around 1.5km after crossing the bridge, turn right on to Romney Park Road.
  • Follow the signs to Burrill Lake’s East picnic area or Western Arm picnic area, along Lake Road and Burrill Lake Drive.
  • You can also take Wheelbarrow Road off the highway, then right on to Lake Road.

From Batemans Bay:

  • Head north on the Princes Highway for around 47km.
  • Before you reach Burrill Lake, turn left on to Wheelbarrow Road.
  • Turn right onto Lake Road after about 1km, then follow the signs to the Burrill Lake’s East picnic area or Western Arm picnic area.
  • You can also take Romney Park Road off the highway, then right on to Lake Road.

Road quality

  • The unsealed roads to the East picnic area, and in particular to Western Arm picnic area, are not suitable for vehicles with trailers. 4WD vehicles are recommended.
  • 2WD vehicles with low clearance should use caution even in dry weather. 
  • Please take care when turning on to Romney Park Road or Wheelbarrow Road from the busy Princes Highway. Directional signage is not provided from the highway.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Limited parking is available at Burrill Lake’s East picnic area and Western Arm picnic area.

Facilities

  • The nearest public toilets are located at Burrill Lake Lions Park, off Princes Highway, south of the bridge in Burrill Lake Village.
  • You’ll find picnic tables at the East and Western Arm picnic areas, at either end of the walk.

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Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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).

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.

Permitted

Fishing

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

Prohibited

  • Cycling and horse riding are not permitted on this walking track, but are permitted on public roads and some management trails within Meroo National Park.
  • Camping, campfires and generators are not permitted at the East or Western day use areas.

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.

Giriwa walking track

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Park info

  • in Meroo National Park in the South Coast region
  • Meroo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

View across Burrill Lake, Meroo National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk/OEH