Nadgee Nature Reserve
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
The easy Jewfish walk takes you through the forest to the edge of Wonboyn Lake, where you can enjoy swimming, birdwatching, fishing and picnicking.
- Nadgee Nature Reserve
- 0.6km return
- Time suggested
- 15min - 1hr
- Grade 2
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.
Follow the boardwalk that meanders through the tall forest and, before long, Jewfish walk arrives at the beach on the edge of Wonboyn Lake. Once you’re there, you’ll be cooled by the peaceful atmosphere. With its calm water, this is the perfect place for young kids to paddle in the shallows. Keen fishermen will catch tailor, flathead and, of course, the occasional jewfish here.
In spring, the air is filled with the sweet perfume of the swamp paperbark’s blossom. Summer brings the cream flowers of the rough-barked apple and, with them, the honeyeaters and parrots that come to feed.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Merimbula office
- Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods, 10am to 3pm.
- 02 6495 5000
- 47 Merimbula Drive, cnr Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548
- in Nadgee Nature Reserve in the South Coast region
Nadgee Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.