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Penance Grove walking track

Monga National Park

Overview

If you’re on a day trip to Monga National Park, near Braidwood, Penance Grove is an easy boardwalk stroll through ancient Gondwana rainforest.

Where
Monga National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Distance
0.25km loop
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade
Grade 1
Price
Free
Please note

The first 50m of this 250m boardwalk is wheelchair-friendly. There are several sections of steps beyond this point.

Penance Grove walking track is a highlight of any day trip to Monga National Park, from Braidwood or Batemans Bay. Great for families, the first 50m of the 250m boardwalk is fully wheelchair-accessible and is ideal for visitors with limited mobility.

Enter this shady forest glen dappled with sunlight and discover the ancient rainforest. You’ll see plumwood trees decorated with ferns, mosses and lichen forming a cathedral-like canopy for the tall mosses below. It’s incredible to think that many of the plant species here date back millions of years to when Australia was part of the super continent, Gondwana.

In summer, it’s a great place to retreat from the heat and the holiday crowds. And in early autumn, you’ll see the cream-coloured flowers of the plumwood trees dotted around the rainforest floor and smell their delightful perfume.

Why not walk another 400m along Link walking track to Mongarlowe River picnic area, or drive to Dasyurus picnic area for a relaxing picnic by the banks of the river?

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Access-friendly walking tracks

NSW national parks offers some amazing access-friendly walking tracks suitable for people with disability. Escape the city and explore some of the picturesque wheelchair-accessible tracks on offer.

People using a wheelchair accessible track in one of NSW's national parks. Photo: Paul Foley's Lightmoods

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Penance Grove walking track hero, Monga National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd