SOUTH EAST FORESTS NATIONAL PARK
Take a drive a little further afield and explore South East Forests National Park, a great place to enjoy some quiet time with nature - there's usually few people in this massive park that covers an area of 115,534 ha and over 100km of coastal escarpment. You'll find extensive areas of forests, numerous streams, small waterfalls and waterholes, wetlands, gorges, cliffs and lots of big views.
Encompassing the former Genoa, Tantawangalo, Coolangubra, Bemboka and Yowaka National Parks, the area was amalgamated into South East Forests National Park in 2001.
Native habitats support several rare and endangered species including the long-footed potoroo, southern brown bandicoot, smoky mouse, yellow-bellied glider, tiger quoll and the powerful, masked and sooty owls.
With considerable old growth forests and many points of entry, the park provides an alternative to busier coastal areas and a real sense of adventure and 'getting away from it all'. There's ample opportunities for walking, picnicking and camping in beautiful settings ranging from complete wilderness to upgraded areas that include toilets, picnic tables, boardwalks and viewing platforms.
Travel the many roads and trails in a vehicle, 4WD or take the mountain bikes. Most roads are 2wd accessible to the designated location unless marked.
Nearby interest points:
20km from Merimbula
Rainforest walk, picnic, BBQ & toilet facilties.
Myrtle Mountain Lookout
35km from Merimbula
Viewing area & lookout, picnic facilities.
67km from Merimbula
Viewing platform & lookout, picnic facilities, toilets, 500m wheelchair accessible walk to 2 other lookouts.
93km from Merimbula
Short walk, picnic facilities, viewing platform, waterfalls and creeks.
Six Mile Creek
58km from Merimbula
Camping, short walks, waterfall, viewing platform
Pheasants Peak Walking Track
97km from Merimbula
A more challenging bushwalk through old growth forest, spectacular large granite boulders and views.