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Pack the car, fuel up and arm yourself with adventure on a day trip to ; where you can immerse yourself in the tranquillity and beauty of 1,237 hectares of lush bushland and lake!
is the largest lake in Southern New South Wales that boasts a mass of activities to enjoy, making it the perfect attraction for all interests and ages. The Park provides an important catchment protection of which was formed by the drowning of two river valleys between 6 - 10,000 years ago, adding another reason to visit this natural attraction!
Surround yourself with natural surroundings, enjoy the serenity or explore the gems of the lake. You can do as much or as little as you like! is located seven-kilometres north of Bermagui on the stunning Sapphire Coast of New South Wales. It is approximately a 5 ½ hour drive from Sydney CBD, just over 3-hours from Canberra and approximately eight-hours from Melbourne CBD.
If you are a fishing enthusiast, then is the ultimate fishing spot; it is a fabulous spot to fish, as Bermagui is famous for its deep sea and game fishing which includes yellow fin tuna and marlin and estuary fishing in the surrounding rivers and lakes, especially at .
The lake is a wonderful attraction to enjoy water-based activities including swimming, boating, sailing, canoeing, kayak and water skiing. If land activities are more your thing, then you will be greeted to the many bushwalking tracks that surround this magnificent lake and be in awe with birdwatching and wildlife spotting.
There are over two-hundred bird species that have been recorded in the region, including lyrebirds, which are often seen here. Wildlife including swamp wallabies are in abundance and at times if you listen carefully, koalas can be heard or seen in the area.
's region has historical and mythological significance for the Aboriginal people. Aboriginal middens and artefacts such as cutting stones are found across . To help preserve these relics, do not disturb them in anyway - always let kids know not to touch, pick-up, play or disturb these relics.
Merriman Island is located within the Lake itself and can be seen. The Island is gazetted as an Aboriginal Place in recognition of its significance to local Aboriginal people. The Island unfortunately is not accessible to the public and landings are not permitted, however, you can admire the Island from a distance.
There are picnic facilities to enjoy as well as various accommodation around the lake including three caravan parks with lakeside camping sites, cabin accommodations and boat hire. For the ultimate day of fun, is the perfect attraction for all interest and ages. Be sure to add it to the itinerary or bucket list!
Located approximately 360km south of Sydney, 220km south-east of Canberra and less than 10km north of Bermagui.
There are various low-grade vehicle tracks from Princes Highway to Dignam's Creek and Narira Creek, which are suitable for two wheel drive vehicles.
You can access the park by boat.
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