Jerrawangala National Park
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.
Located on the Great Eastern Escarpment of NSW near Nowra, Jerrawangala National Park offers scenic views and opportunities for taking a 4WD tour, cycling and hiking.
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With steep cliffs stretching all along its eastern edge, Jerrawangala National Park, just southwest of Nowra on the Great Eastern Escarpment, offers some astonishing scenic views. Particularly breathtaking are the expansive vistas of the coastline and hinterland that can be seen from Jerrawangala lookout.
Follow management trails through the park’s lovely patchwork of low forest, woodlands and moist heath on the plateau, contrasting with tall spotted gum at the northern end of the park and rainforest in sheltered gullies along the eastern edge. Birdwatchers will enjoy spotting unique and threatened species in the park, such as the noisy gang-gang cockatoos or sooty owls.
The park is best-suited to independent, self-reliant bushwalkers, due to its abundance of unmarked but easily traversable trails. It’s also popular with cycling, motorcycling and 4WD enthusiasts, who frequently travel through the park to the adjacent Yerriyong State Forest. The park also borders a popular reserve, Morton National Park.
Highlights in this park
Hike to Jerrawangala lookout in Jerrawangala National Park for scenic views out to Gerroa, Ulladulla, Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and Swan Lake.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in the South Coast region
Jerrawangala National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 4428 6300
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- 104 Flatrock Road, West Nowra NSW 2541
- Nowra office