South East Forest 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.
Fancy a spot of birdwatching, horseriding, camping or bushwalking? At South East Forest National Park, near Bega on NSW’s far south coast, you can do all this and more.
Read more about South East Forest National Park
South East Forest National Park is a place that protects soaring old-growth forests, rugged granite formations and picturesque valleys and gorges.
There are more than 100km of spectacular coastal escarpment, tableland edge and hinterland country for you to explore. This beautiful, untamed park is also home to several threatened and endangered species.
See historic sites, hike to lofty peaks, peer from lookouts, and roam through wet fern forest. There are also plenty of opportunities for horse riding and cycling along park trails and picnicking at one of many scenic spots.
The park isn’t far from Bega, Merimbula or Bombala so it makes a great daytrip on the weekend, and if you’re travelling from further afield or feel like a night in the bush, there are a number of quiet campgrounds to choose from and they’re all free. Enjoy the blissful evening of solitude before getting up to explore more of this special place.
Highlights in this park
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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 and Snowy Mountains regions
South East Forest National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6458 5900
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm.
- 153 Maybe Street, Bombala NSW 2632
- Bombala office
02 6495 5000
Contact hours: Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods, 10am to 3pm.
- 47 Merimbula Drive, cnr Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548
- Merimbula office