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Meroo Lake walking track

Meroo National Park

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 3

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

    30 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    1.6km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Meroo Lake walking track is in the Meroo Head precinct in the southern part of Meroo National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south on Princes Highway from Ulladulla
  • Approximately 20km south of Ulladulla turn left into Meroo Point Road
  • Continue for approximately 3km until you arrive at the Meroo Headcarpark at the end of the road
  • Follow the sign for Meroo Lake walk in the south-eastern corner of the carpark

Parking

Parking is available at the end of Meroo Point Road. It can be a busy place at Christmas and Easter, so parking may be limited.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Meroo National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Enjoy the serenity on the water while paddling a canoe or kayak in one of the park's coastal lakes.

Spring

Escape your busy city life and spend a night at one of the beachside camping areas.

Summer

Head to Termeil Beach or Pot Holes Beach for a day of swimming, surfing and beach fishing.

Winter

Rug up and take in spectacular coastal views from Nuggan Point walking track.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

9°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

39.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

0°C and 13°C

Lowest recorded

-9°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

489.6mm

Facilities

Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

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Safety messages

Meroo Lake is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

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.

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.

Permitted

Fishing

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

Prohibited

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.

Meroo Lake 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.

Meroo Lake walking track, Meroo National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk