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Jerrawangala National Park

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Jerrawangala National Park is a special place. Here are just some of the reasons why:

Walk with the animals and discover vibrant vegetation

Jerrawangala Lookout, Jerrawangala National Park. Photo: R Phelps

Animal-lovers will find plenty to observe at Jerrawangala, while wildlife photographers can have a literal field day here. The park's wildlife statistics are pretty impressive: 19 mammal species, 57 bird species, 23 types of reptiles, and 14 different amphibians. Among the threatened species you may spot here are eastern pygmy possums, grey-headed flying foxes, gang-gang cockatoos, sooty owls, and giant burrowing and heath frogs. Within Jerrawangala National Park, there are also different types of unique and distinctive vegetation, including several significant and threatened species such as the ettrema mallee, the albatross mallee and Bauer's midge orchid. Several regionally rare orchid species also thrive in the park, including a new species of leek orchid.

  • Jerrawangala lookout Hike to Jerrawangala lookout in Jerrawangala National Park for scenic views out to Gerroa, Ulladulla, Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and Swan Lake.

The Dharawal connection

Jerrawangala lookout, Jerrawangala National Park. Photo: R Phelps

The Dharawal People have a longstanding association with this land, including important trade and cultural links to other groups in neighbouring areas. Today, the landscape, plants, animals and physical features within the landscape all form an integral part of the cultural heritage of the local Aboriginal people. Several Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the park, including campsites, a scarred tree with an ancient axe grinding groove, and a rock shelter.

Diverse geology and landscapes

Views from Jerrawangala lookout, Jerrawangala National Park. Photo: R Phelps

Jerrawangala National Park is a pristine long, narrow parcel of land located along the Turpentine Range, which is part of the Great Eastern Escarpment. The park protects a range of vital landscapes, including flat plateau country, sandstone cliffs, scree slopes and gently sloping coastal hinterland.

  • Jerrawangala lookout 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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