Meroo National Park

Fishing

If you're going fishing anywhere in the park, you'll need a fishing licence. Get more details from the NSW Fisheries website.

During and after fishing please make certain that you don’t leave behind any pieces of fishing line or plastic, such as bait bags and floats, nor any hooks or fish containing hooks. These kill birds and fish.

Fishing spots

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

Bookings: Bookings are not available for this campground.

Pot Holes Beach

Get off the beaten track and discover this small pebbly beach tucked away in the bush. It’s a popular surfing spot amongst the locals, and you can see why when you are sitting out on the water looking back at unspoilt, natural beauty.

Join the locals and enjoy surfing, body boarding, swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waves.  Bring your fishing gear and see what you can catch from the beach. Pack a picnic, bring a good book and spend the afternoon lazing about on the beach listening to the sounds of the waves crashing before you.

But if you want to explore more, why not follow the Pot Holes walking track to Dolphin Point, then head back for a refreshing swim. In spring, you’ll see wildflowers dotting the heathland and woodland with colour.  And for anyone interested in birdwatching, you’re also bound to see plenty of birdlife along the way.

Activities: walking, snorkelling, surfing, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising

Getting there: Pot Holes Beach is in the Lagoon Head precinct in the northern part of Meroo National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south on Princes Highway from Ulladulla
  • Approximately 2km south of Burrill Lake township, turn east into Pot Holes Road
  • Continue to the carpark at the end

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only. Dry weather only.

Facilities: carpark, trackhead/access point

Stokes Island picnic area

If you are looking for a picturesque place to picnic, then you can’t go past Stokes Island picnic area. Surrounded by bangalay-banksia forest, it’s an idyllic beach spot that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Throw down a picnic rug, immerse yourself in a good book and laze away the day with the sound of waves crashing behind you.

Discover the marine life on the rock platform, or cast your fishing line and see what you can catch at this popular fishing spot. Play a game of beach cricket, throw the footy with the kids, or just enjoy swimming, surfing and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. If you enjoy birdwatching, make sure you remember your binoculars to enjoy the abundant birdlife in the area.

Activities: walking, snorkelling, surfing, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising, whale watching

Getting there: Stokes Island picnic area is in the Termeil Point precinct in the southern part of Meroo National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south on the Princes Highway from Ulladulla
  • Approximately 14km south of Ulladulla turn left into Blackbutt Road
  • Continue for approximately 2km to the fork in the road
  • Turn left and follow for approximately 200m, then veer to the left to the Stokes Island carpark, opposite the toilets.
  • Follow the walking track 150m to the picnic area

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only. Dry weather only.

Facilities: carpark, flush toilets

Sunburnt Beach campground

Wake up to the sound of birds in the trees and back to basics at this unspoilt campground nestled amongst the trees.  It’s a short 250m walk from the carpark to the campground, making it feel even more removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Set up camp then head off to explore the surrounding beauty.  Take a short walk to the nearby beach and admire scenic views to the north along the coastline to Crampton Island.  Enjoy swimming in these pristine waters and looking for shells on the sandy shore.  Try your luck fishing from the beach then cook up your catch on the campfire.

Or just sit back, relax and take in the scenery from your campground.  In spring you’ll be surrounded by beautiful and rare wildflowers. There are also plenty of birdwatching opportunities in the area and you might spot some passing wallabies.

Activities: walking, snorkelling, surfing, swimming, birdwatching, fishing

Getting there: Sunburnt Beach campground is in the Termeil Point precinct in the southern part of Meroo National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south on the Princes Highway from Ulladulla
  • Approximately 14km south of Ulladulla turn left into Blackbutt Road
  • Continue for approximately 2km to the fork in the road
  • Turn left and follow until you reach Sunburnt Beach campground carpark

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only. Dry weather only.

Facilities: carpark, flush toilets

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Tabourie Lake

Wheelchair access: medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

Just a short drive from Ulladulla, Tabourie Lake is a beautiful coastal lake offering visitors a myriad of things to do.  Throw down a picnic rug and relax on the shores of the lake with a good book or the weekend newspapers.  Go walking along the foreshore and find yourself a place to set up and try your luck fishing.  The kids will love wading and swimming in the shallow waters. Or admire the scenery from the water itself by sailing, paddling or windsurfing into the distance. 

Tabourie Lake is also haven for waterbirds so if you enjoy birdwatching, make sure to bring your binoculars.  You’ll see swans, ducks, birds of prey, egrets and many more.

Activities: fishing, paddling, birdwatching, walking, picnicking, playing and socialising

Getting there: Tabourie Lake is in the northern part of Meroo National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south on Princes Highway from Ulladulla
  • Approximately 11km south of Ulladulla, just before the Lake Tabourie bridge, turn left towards Lake Tabourie Tourist Park.
  • Access to the lake is along the tourist park road

Road access: Sealed road - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: carpark, boat ramp

Termeil Beach

Whether you are camping nearby at Termeil Point campground or just visiting Meroo for the day, making the trip to Termeil Beach is a must. It’s a completely unspoilt and secluded beach surrounded by coastal forest.

Pack a picnic and take the kids for a walk along the beach, look out for interesting shells and watch the pied oystercatchers with their distinctive bright orange-red bill feeding along the shoreline.

Relax and enjoy the peace with a fishing rod in hand, or enjoy swimming and surfing in this beautiful natural setting. Keep a lookout to catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in the waves.

Activities: walking, snorkelling, surfing, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, dolphin watching, picnicking, playing and socialising

Getting there: Termeil Beach is in the Termeil Point 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
  • Continue for approximately 2km to the fork in the road
  • Take right left fork to Termeil Beach picnic area.

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD (no long vehicle access). Dry weather only.

Termeil Lake

Set before a dramatic backdrop of forested hills, Termeil Lake provides a peaceful refuge for wildlife and visitors alike.

No powerboats can access the area, so there’s nothing to disturb the peace while you are paddling and exploring the backwaters and tributaries. Stop along the way for a picnic or head back to the campground at Termeil Point to enjoy a hot meal around the campfire.

Enjoy swimming in the clear waters and unwind as you cast your fishing line from the lake’s edge. Binoculars are a must if you’re enthusiastic about birdwatching, as you’re likely to see waterbirds like cormorants, ducks and swans.  Look out for sea eagles resting on a nearby branch and watch for whistling kites soaring high above. 

Activities: paddling, fishing, birdwatching, swimming

Getting there: Termeil Lake is in the Termeil Point precinct in the southern part of Meroo National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south on Princes Highway from Ulladulla
  • Approximately 14km south of Ulladulla turn left into Blackbutt Road
  • Continue for approximately 2km to the fork in the road
  • Turn right and follow for approximately 600m to the Termeil Point campground carpark

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only.

Facilities: carpark, flush toilets

Termeil Point campground

This campground is a perfect place to getaway, with easy access to Termeil Lake and Termeil Beach. It’s also a great destination for a day of walking or mountain biking throughout the park.

Set on the headland amongst open forest, with ocean on one side and Termeil Lake on the other, this small and secluded campground has plenty of things to see and do. Take the kids swimming at the beach, or bring your kayak or canoe to go paddling on the lake. Try your luck fishing from the beach or the nearby lake. Grab your binoculars and head down the lake for some fantastic birdwatching.

After a good nights rest, enjoy a hot breakfast around the campfire and watch the early morning sun emerge through the trees as you prepare for another day in this pristine coastal playground.

Activities: camping, paddling, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, walking

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

  • Travel south on Princes Highway from Ulladulla
  • Approximately 14km south of Ulladulla turn left into Blackbutt Road
  • Continue for approximately 2km to the fork in the road
  • Turn right and follow for approximately 600m to the Termeil Point campground carpark

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only. Dry weather only.

Facilities: carpark, flush toilets

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.