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Deua National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Deua National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Braidwood:

    • Drive south along Cooma Road for 30 minutes
    • Turn left at the sign to Berlang/The Big Hole

    From Moruya:

    • Drive west along the Araluen Road for 45 minutes until you reach Deua River campgrounds

    From Cooma:

    • Drive northeast along the Numeralla Road for 70 minutes to Middle Mountain Road and turn right into the park

    Park entry points


    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

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


    This season is the best time for wildflowers in the park and for birdwatching.


    This is the season for swimming and floating on a lilo down the Shoalhaven and Deua rivers. See if you can spot an eastern water dragon sharing the river with you along the way.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    15.7°C and 23.5°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    6.5°C and 16.7°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Caving in the park must be in accordance with the codes of ethics and safety adopted by the Australian Speleological Federation. Caving information will be given to recreational cavers when permits are issued.

    Safety information regarding caving can also be found at our Adventure sports safety page.

    Some trails not suitable for trailer access
    National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

    • Dampier Mountain trail
    • Oulla Creek trail
    • Minuma Range trail
    • Merricumbene trail
    • Mongamula trail
    • Dry Creek trail.

    It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court.

    By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone.

    Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800. 

    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).


    It’s a legal offence to drive an unregistered motor vehicle or motorcycle on any NSW road or in a NSW national park.


    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.

    Deua National Park


    Nearby towns

    Moruya (25 km)

    Moruya is a historic dairy town on the Moruya River surrounded by dairy pastures and rugged national parks.

    Braidwood (41 km)

    Braidwood was the first town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage register. Today, you can tour the town on a self-guided heritage walk and see dozens of impressive historic buildings dating from the gold-rush days.

    Cooma (71 km)

    The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre is a state-of-the-art visitor facility showcasing the story of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme from the early construction days to the role the scheme plays today in the development of Australia.