Conjola National Park

This coastal park features extensive forests beside beautiful lakes and estuaries, and large areas of woodland and heath that become a mass of wildflowers in spring. There are picnic areas and walking tracks at Monument Beach and Fishermans Rock, and a picnic area on the shores of Swan Lake at the end of Goonawarra Drive.

 

The park is great for walking, birdwatching, swimming, fishing and canoeing. Camping is not permitted but there's a range of camping and accommodation in the surrounding villages and towns.

 

Getting there

This park is near...
Ulladulla (20 km)
Best access routes

Monument Beach picnic area can be reached on foot from either Berrara or Bendalong, or alternatively via unsealed roads through Conjola National Park. Continue south on the Princes Highway past the Sussex Inlet turn-off and turn left into Red Head Road (the Bendalong turn-off). Turn left again into Cedar Road, which ends at a short access road to the Monument Beach picnic area. Please note all access roads are unsealed and should not be used in wet weather.
Road quality: unpaved sections

 

To reach the Fishermans Rock picnic area, drive south from Sussex Inlet to Berrara and continue on beyond the village.
Road quality: unpaved sections

 

Facilities & things to do

 

Walking tracks

 

From Fishermans Rock you can take a day walk which will lead you past the quiet beauty of Berrara Creek and on to Monument Beach. From there you can retrace your steps or follow the coastal walk back to Fishermans Rock via Berrara.

 

From Monument Beach picnic area there are a number of short walks to the beach, lagoon and the historic Walter Hood Monument.

 

Picnics and barbecues

 

You will find picnic areas at Fishermans Rock, Monument Beach and on the shores of Swan Lake at the end of Goonawarra Drive.

 

Other attractions

 

As well as bushwalking you can also enjoy birdwatching, swimming, fishing and canoeing in the park.

 

Natural environment

Conjola National Park protects a wide range of coastal plant communities and animal habitats including coastline, extensive dune systems, wetlands, estuaries, open forests and heathlands.

 

Native plants

 

The park contains a variety of plant habitats including woodlands, heath, tall forest and freshwater swamps. During spring there's an impressive display of wildflowers including waratahs, wattles and golden glory peas. You can also see many ground orchids such as double tails and sun orchids. In winter several species of banksia are in flower.

 

Native animals

 

Wildlife in the park is abundant and varied, including more than 160 bird species, over a dozen of which are threatened.

 

Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of  The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service

 

 

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