Meroo National Park

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.

Cultural sites

Meroo Head campground

Wheelchair access: hard

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet close to car park (for day users)

Meroo Head campground is a picturesque camping area, just moments from the beach. The unsealed road through the forest to get here also makes it a great mountain biking destination.

Just a 150m walk from the campsite and you’ll step onto a beautiful sandy beach where you can enjoy swimming, snorkelling, surfing, fishing, beach walking and exploring the rock pools. Go exploring around Meroo Lake or wander up to Meroo Head lookout for some amazing coastal views.

It’s a great spot for birdwatching and whale watching and in spring the wildflowers are spectacular. You’ll see rare orchids and pink flowering blueberry ash with the towering eucalypts as a striking backdrop.

Get cosy at night around the campfire and listen to the waves crashing nearby. Wake up to see the first rays of sunshine rise over the ocean, filling the sky with vibrant oranges and pinks then transforming it into a heavenly blue.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, paddling, horse riding, snorkelling, surfing, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, whale watching, picnicking, playing and socialising

Getting there: Meroo Head campground is in the Meroo Head precinct in the southern part of Meroo National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south on Princes Highway from Ulladulla
  • Approximately 20km south of Ulladulla turn left into Meroo Point Road
  • Follow for approximately 3km until you arrive at the Meroo Headcarpark at the end of the road

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: carpark, lookout, trackhead/access point, non-flush toilets

Historic roads and tracks

Meroo Lake walking track - 800m each way (one-way route)

Walking (15 minutes each way)

General information

If you are looking to get away from it all, then Meroo Lake walking track is for you. Wrap yourself in the tranquillity of these calm coastal waters and reconnect with nature.

Follow the walking track from Meroo Head carpark and meander down through towering old growth forest to the lakes edge. It’s a great place for birdwatching where you’ll see some of the many waterbirds that make this their home - swans, musk ducks, pelicans, cormorants to name a few.

Try fishing or swimming in the lake, or just sit back and relax with a good book as you listen to the waters gently rippling onto the shore. If you like canoeing or kayaking, it’s a 600m walk to the lake’s edge with your gear, but your efforts will be rewarded once you are paddling out into serenity on the water.