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Wallaga Lake

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Published August 14th 2017
Explore the wonders of the largest lake in Southern NSW
Pack the car, fuel up and arm yourself with adventure on a day trip to Wallaga Lake; where you can immerse yourself in the tranquillity and beauty of 1,237 hectares of lush bushland and lake!

There is an array of water & land activities to experience at Southern NSW largest Lake!


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 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.

Enjoy the tranquillity of the Lake with a stroll.


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!

A map shows how large Wallaga Lake is!


Getting Here:

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.

Check out the signs for interesting facts.
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Why? Explore the wonders of the Lake.
When: All year round
Where: Wallaga Lake Road, Bermagui
Cost: Free
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