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Mungo Rainforest walk

Myall Lakes National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mungo Rainforest walk.

Track grading

Features of this track


1.5km loop


15 - 45min

Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Short steep hills: The accessible section of the track between Mungo Brush and Dees Corner campground is flat. There are short, steep hills along the rest of the track.

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The track is 2m wide and a solid natural sandy soil surface. There are occasional tree roots along track.


Occasional steps: There's a series of gradual steps on the western side of the loop walk after the first 300m.

Other barriers

Other barriers: Parts of this track go through a swamp forest. There may be wet swampy areas along the track after heavy rain.

Accessible options

The track is signposted in a clockwise direction from Mungo Brush campground.

Take the track to the right at the first intersection to avoid a series of gradual stairs on the western side of the loop walk. Continue in an anti-clockwise direction to Dees Corner campground. The first 700m of the track going in this direction is accessible and step-free.

Getting there and parking

Mungo Rainforest walk starts at Mungo Brush campground in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:

  • From Hawks Nest, follow Mungo Brush Road for approximately 25km and follow the signs to the campground.

From Bulahdelah:

  • From the Pacific Highway, take Bombah Point Road (unsealed) to the ferry crossing
  • Cross the water with Bombah Point ferry and continue along Mungo Brush Road for approximately 5km
  • The campground is on the right hand side shortly after Dees Corner campground.

If you're travelling on the Bombah Point ferry, see the the prices here.

Road quality

There are unsealed sections along Bombah Point Road (Lakes Road) from Bulahdelah.


There's a gravel carpark at Mungo Brush campground where this walk begins.

Best times to visit

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


A good time to visit when the weather is a little cooler and the park is less busy.


Magnificent wildflower displays as they bloom across the heathlands.


Look for dolphins swimming among the waves.


Head to Sugarloaf Point to watch for whales on their annual migration.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


19°C and 27°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


10°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



There are picnic tables, barbecues and toilet facilities at Mungo Brush campground, where this track starts. The toilets at the campground are accessible.

Maps and downloads

Fees and passes

  • Bombah Point ferry fees -

    The vehicle ferry at Bombah Point provides access across the lake (8am to 6pm daily, fees apply: cash only). Under strong winds the ferry may be closed. Contact the park office to check. Ferry fees:

    • $2.50 per pedestrian
    • $5.50 per motorbike
    • $6.50 per car
    • $6.50 caravan, trailer or boat trailer
    • $10 per 4 tonne or larger vehicles

Safety messages

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.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).


Disability access level - hard

  • The first 700m of the track walking from Mungo Brush campground in an anti-clockwise direction is step-free and flat. 
  • There are gradual steps on the western side of the loop, around 300m from Dees Corner campground.
  • Parts of this track go through a swamp forest. There may be wet swampy areas along the track after heavy rain.



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Mungo Rainforest walk

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Park info

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

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    The park has coin/card operated pay machines at Mungo Brush campground. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy annual pass