Meroo National Park

Picnics and barbecues

There are no picnic facilities in the park but you could have an informal picnic at Meroo Head, which has a small car park, grassy clearings and toilet. Interpretive signs explain the important features of the surroundings and there are short walking tracks to Termeil Beach, Meroo Lake and around the headland.

Another car park is available closer to Termeil Beach, a little north of Meroo Head.

In the northern part of the park there are car parking areas at Lagoon Head and Burrill Lake Drive.

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