Murramarang National Park - There is plenty of wildlife about at the park. Colourful birds including parrots, lorrikeets and rosellas, seabirds such as pelicans and sea hawks and marsupials including possums, bandicoots, kangaroos and wallabies are all native animals and can be seen at different times.
There are flocks of migratory birds at different times of the year, coming from afar as Siberia, South East Asia and beyond.
Note: please do not feed the animals as they are wild, they also know better as to what constitutes a good diet for themselves and how to find it without any human help.
This peaceful and pristine lake located wholly within the Murramarang National Park can be explored on the walking track that takes you through eucalypt and rain forests and around the gullies and coves of the lake. There are good places to swim and picnic around the lake.
There are other excellent walks within the park of differing difficulty but with great views including some that take you to the top of Mt Durras, taking about three to four hours. Others take you past beautiful wild beaches such as South Durras beach and Pebbly beach.
Some of the many popular activities here and around the Shoalhaven region include fishing, swimming and bushwalking. There are places to camp and surf, both in the park and around. Mountain biking is gaining popularity whereas birdwatching has always been popular here. You can even go nightime animal spotting with a good flashlight (‘torch’ in Aussie).
On the beaches you can try sea kayaking, diving or snorkelling, some of the seaside villages and towns offer surf lessons.
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