Wonboyn Lake 30km south of Eden, is surrounded by pristine forests, unspoilt beaches and abundant animal and birdlife. It is the perfect getaway renowned for its breathtaking beauty of water and wilderness and particularly significant for bushwalkers, birdwatchers and fishermen.
In fact Wonboyn has a reputation second to none for some of the finest lake, estuary, beach and land based game fishing on the coast. The lake itself winds a 10-kilometre course before it meets a fairly narrow channel into the sea at Disaster Bay.
You can find a small yet secluded picnic area at both ends of Disaster Bay called Greenglades and Baycliff. These two locations are renowned for fishing and that elusive trout can be yours for the eating. The local store can provide bait and fishing supplies as well as a wealth of local knowledge on the most desirable fishing locations.
Best discovered by boat as you enter the lake mouth, sandy shoals and channels open to rolling surf and untouched beaches where dingos, dolphins and deserted sand hills can all be discovered.
The lake is renowned for its huge flathead and catches of bream, luderick, whiting, jewfish, trevally and tailor. From the beach, tailor, bream, salmon and whiting are all rewarded to the angler. The backwaters of the lake are dotted with oyster leases, fresh from the lake right on to your plate. There is a boat ramp; picnic area and accommodation options are all available.
Wonboyn Lake is adjacent to Nadgee/Croajingolong Wilderness area, which provides important habitat protection for the area’s plants and animals.
Coastal Tracks and trails lead to a range of magnificent vistas and catchment areas conserves the Nadgee and Little River systems and Nadgee Lake. This reserve contains the only coastal area with identified wilderness qualities in NSW.
Access into Nadgee is by foot from the Ranger station from Newtons Road and permits are required by contacting NPWS on (02) 6495 5001.
Eden Visitor Information CentreEden Gateway Cnr Mitchell Street & Princes Highway,
Eden NSW 2551
Phone: (02) 6496 1953
Open Time: 9am to 5pm 7 days