Wallaga Lake

pic_wallaga2The park provides important catchment protection for Wallaga Lake which was formed by the drowning of 2 river valleys between 6-10,000 years ago. The area has historical and mythological significance for the Aboriginal people.

Wallaga Lake – Topographic Maps

The CMA 1:25 maps which cover the park are ( from north to south):
Wandella 8825-ll-N | Central Tilba 8925-ll-N | Cobargo 8825-ll-S | Bermagui 8825-lll-S

Wallaga Lake – Camping Information

Camping is not permitted in the park and there are no picnic or toilet facilities.

Motels and caravan parks at Regatta Point and Beauty point are close to the park and hire boats are available at these sites. Nearby Bermagui has a choice of accommodation facilities.

Wallaga Lake – Recreation

pic_wallaga4Boating enthusiasts comprise the bulk of the park’s visitors, with bushwalking, swimming, fishing and wildlife observation being popular activities.

Wallaga Lake – Flora and Fauna

Over 200 bird species have been recorded in the Mount Dromedary/Wallaga Lake region and lyrebirds and swamp wallabies are often seen here. Koalas may sometimes be heard or seen in the area.

Wallaga Lake – Aboriginal Heritage

pic_wallaga3Aboriginal middens and artefacts such as cutting stones are found in the park. Please help to preserve these relics by not disturbing them in any way.

Merriman Island within the Lake itself is gazetted as an Aboriginal Place in recognition of its significance to local Aboriginal people. This island is not accessible to the public and landings are not permitted.

Wallaga Lake – Location and Access

The park is approximately 360 km south of Sydney, 220 km south-east of Canberra, 10 km north of Bermagui. The park covers an area of 1,237 ha extending westwards from Wallaga Lake.

Access to the park is best undertaken by boat. Whilst there are low grade vehicle tracks from the Princes Highway to Dignam’s Creek and Narira Creek, these are not suitable for two wheel drive vehicles and walking is recommended.