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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:

Goodenia Rainforest

20km from Merimbula

Rainforest walk, picnic, BBQ & toilet facilties.

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Myrtle Mountain Lookout

35km from Merimbula

Viewing area & lookout, picnic facilities.

more info

Pipers Lookout

67km from Merimbula

Viewing platform & lookout, picnic facilities, toilets,  500m wheelchair accessible walk to 2 other lookouts.

more info

Myanba Gorge

93km from Merimbula

Short walk, picnic facilities, viewing platform, waterfalls and creeks.

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Six Mile Creek

58km from Merimbula

Camping, short walks, waterfall, viewing platform

more info


Pheasants Peak Walking Track

97km from Merimbula

A more challenging bushwalk through old growth forest, spectacular large granite boulders and views.

more info

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