Nadgee wilderness walk
Nadgee Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Nadgee wilderness walk.
Grade 5Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
3 - 4 days
Quality of markings
No directional signage
Short steep hills
Quality of path
Rough track, many obstacles
Very experienced bushwalkers
Getting there and parking
Nadgee wilderness Walk is in the northern precinct of Nadgee Nature Reserve. To get there from Eden:
- Travel south along the Princes Highway for 22.5 km
- Turn left onto Wonboyn Road for 8.7km
- Turn right onto Old Bridge Forest Road for 5.6km (signposted Nadgee Nature Reserve)
- Turn left onto Newtons Road and travel to Merrica River (approximately 9km)
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Merrica River trackhead can become boggy when it rains.
Parking is available at Merrica River trackhead, east of the Merrica River crossing.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Nadgee Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
Autumn is a great time to enjoy Nadgee, with the mild climate favouring walking and picnicking, flower spotting and birdwatching.
Try your luck spotting humpback whales as they migrate south to the Antarctic on any of the beaches and headlands within Nadgee Take one of the many walks – short or long – and view the beautiful wildflowers .
Relax by the pristine beaches and rivers within the reserve.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 22°C
10°C and 16°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
There is no drinking water in this reserve. You'll need to bring your own supply of water for drinking and cooking.
Maps and downloads
Walkers staying overnight require a permit. Applications for permits are available by calling the Merimbula NPWS office on (02) 6495 5000.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
Fires are not permitted from December to March. This may be extended during times of drought. Please check with the Merimbula NPWS office. You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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