Meryla Flora Reserve
Meryla Flora Reserve was created in July 2022. It covers an area of 4,035ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.
The reserve is in Gundungurra Country, near Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales (NSW). The south boundary of the reserve adjoins Morton National Park. Together with Morton National Park and Budawang National Park, it forms one of the largest conservation reserve areas in NSW.
Meryla Flora Reserve is an elevated sandstone plateau, typical of the Sydney Basin. It has waterfalls, weathered sandstone caves, overhangs, and deep, narrow gorges.
The reserve provides habitat for many species. Its sandstone caves and overhangs are used by bats. Its still waters are home to platypus. And its heath vegetation is an important food source for nomadic birds including yellow-tailed black cockatoos, wattle birds, and yellow-faced honeyeaters.
About flora reserves
Flora reserves were established under the Forestry Act 2012 and remain State Forest. Under a unique management arrangement, this land is managed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. This ensures management is consistent with the adjoining national parks.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/meryla-flora-reserve/local-alerts
- in the Country NSW region
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
02 4887 8270
Contact hours: 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 1301 Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
- Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre