Meroo National Park

Walking

There is a short easy walking track (800m) between Dolphin Point and Lagoon Head in the northern part of the park.

Meroo Head, in the southern part of the park, has short walking tracks to Termeil Beach (250m), around the headland (1 km loop) and to Meroo Lake (500m).

South from Meroo Lake you can walk to Nuggan Point and Willinga Lake, via Meroo Beach. The total distance from Meroo Head is about 3km each way. This walk can also be accessed from Bawley Point.

Walking tracks

Meroo Head lookout walking track

Even if you are only visiting Meroo National Park for a few hours, you can’t miss the spectacular coastal views from Meroo Head lookout walking track. It’s a lovely short walk through tall forest to the northern edge of the headland, then you’ll emerge to panoramic views of uninterrupted coastline.

Stretching out into the distance, you’ll see dazzling coastal waters and unspoilt wilderness. Take a moment to take it all in and take advantage of the excellent birdwatching from this magnificent spot.

If you have time, follow the track around the headland back to the carpark or head down to Meroo Beach. For the energetic, why not continue along the Nuggan Point walking track for more dramatic coastal views and another great vantage point for whale watching.

Meroo Lake walking track

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.

Pot Holes walking track

Pot Holes walking track is a short walk through stunted heathland to unspoilt coastline.  With scenic views and picturesque places to picnic along the way, it makes for a great day trip from Ulladulla or Batemans Bay . 

It’s a popular walk amongst the locals heading out for an early morning walk and those on their way to go surfing at Pot Holes Beach. Bring your fishing gear and see what you can catch, or enjoy swimming and whale watching at this magical spot.

It’s a beautiful place all year round, but in spring the heathland bursts with the brilliant colours of the wildflowers such as common fringe lily, orchids and grevillea. Winter is also a great time to visit when the banksias are in flower, attracting birds like honeyeaters, so there are plenty of birdwatching opportunities. Keep a lookout because if you are lucky, you may even get a chance to experience some spectacular whale watching.

Nuggan Point walking track

This walking track takes you through coastal dune forest, past coastal lakes and along sandy beaches to see spectacular coastal views at Nuggan Point.

Catch glimpses through the trees to the tranquillity of Willinga and Meroo Lakes, where bangalay-banksia forest gives way to swamp forest, sedgeland and wet heath. Walk along Meroo Beach and search for interesting shells, enjoy swimming in the glistening waters or go whale watching.

If you like fishing, why not pack your gear and settle in for a few hours of great fishing at Nuggan Point. It’s also a lovely place to picnic, with plenty of birdwatching opportunities, like sea eagles flying overhead and the superb blue wren darting about in the bushes.