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Deua National Park

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Overview

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.

Deua National Park, where you can hike, drive, camp, swim, lilo, canoe, picnic and birdwatch, lies between the New South Wales towns of Braidwood, Moruya and Cooma.

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An easy day trip from Cooma, Braidwood, Moruya and even Canberra, Deua National Park has enough activities for everyone.

Hikers can enjoy a walk from Berlang campground to gaze at the gaping chasm of The Big Hole. Further along the same track is the ancient rock feature of Marble Arch where stalactites hang from ancient elevated ceilings. Canoeists and lilo-lovers can paddle and float down the Deua or Shoalhaven rivers, both of which are ideal for swimming, while birdwatching is at its best in the spring when the birds feed on the park’s wildflowers.

If you’re looking for an even greater experience, stay overnight at one of a number of campgrounds spread throughout the park, most of which are riverside. During your stay at Bendethera Valley campground, keep an eye out for remains of the area’s pastoral heritage.

Highlights in this park

  • The Big Hole walking track lookout, Deua National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd

    The Big Hole walking track

    It’s an adventurous walk from Berlang campground to the viewing platform at The Big Hole as long as you don’t mind getting your feet wet crossing Shoa...

  • Bendethera Valley campground group, Deua National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd Copyright:NSW Government

    Bendethera Valley campground

    Take a camper trailer or tent to Deua National Park’s Bendethera Valley campground to enjoy walking, swimming, cycling and picnicking. Hike to Bendeth...

  • Berlang campground shelter, Deua National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd Copyright:NSW Government

    Berlang campground

    Bring your tent or swag and enjoy camping at Berlang beside Shoalhaven River. This campground is also the access point for hiking to The Big Hole and ...

  • The walking track to the river at Deua River campgrounds in Deua National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd/DPIE

    Deua River campgrounds

    Positioned along Araluen Road in Deua National Park, Deua River campgrounds are great places to camp, picnic, swim and birdwatch. Bring your camper tr...

 

Think Before You TREK

Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE

 

Saving Our Species program

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH

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