Culture and history
Shell middens and artefacts show that the Walbunja people have long been connected with the area now known as Meroo National Park, living and collecting food continuously for about 20 000 years. The resources of the area would also have been shared with people from other clan groups during meetings. The meetings may have been for ceremonies, trade, marriage and sharing of knowledge.
When Europeans arrived roads were built to service the farms. The Old South Coast Coach Road (a dray track) from Ulladulla to Murramarang was built in the 1800s and crossed the mouths of both Meroo and Termeil lakes. Some of the existing coastal tracks are closely aligned to the original routes.