Wallaga 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 Wallaga Lake which was formed by the drowning of two river valleys between 6 - 10,000 years ago, adding another reason to visit this natural attraction!
There are plenty of spots around the Lake to enjoy a picnic or just to relax under the trees.
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! Wallaga Lake 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.
Waiting for the catch of the day! There are many land fishing spots that can be found around the lake.
If you are a fishing enthusiast, then Wallaga Lake 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 Wallaga Lake.
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.
Birdwatching can be enjoyed here too. Be sure to check the skies for soaring birds of prey and waterbirds.
There are over two-hundred bird species that have been recorded in the Wallaga Lake 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.
Wallaga Lake's region has historical and mythological significance for the Aboriginal people. Aboriginal middens and artefacts such as cutting stones are found across Wallaga Lake. 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.
Trying to spot out wildlife amongst the surrounding lush bushland.
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, Wallaga Lake is the perfect attraction for all interest and ages. Be sure to add it to the itinerary or bucket list!