Feral animals are those that have descended from pets or other domesticated animals and are living in the wild. They can cause problems for a number of reasons, including harming native animals and damaging native plants and trees.
Certain domesticated animals introduced into Australia for various reasons, when having escaped into the wild and having no natural predators have become serious threats to the environment, even on many of the outer islands.
Rabbits and goats also have produced significant damage to the indigenous flora of Australia.
An important part of protecting Bournda National Park. The sign reads:
ALLOWED INTO BOURNDA NATIONAL PARK
Dogs are not permitted into national parks
or nature reserves.
This includes walking dogs along
the waters edge at low tide.
Dogs, cats and other imported animals like foxes can go feral in parks like Bournda National Park on the Sapphire Coast of NSW: wreaking havoc amongst the native bird and animal life.
The Batemans Bay Marine Park offers numerous activities including diving, sailing, boating, cruises, surfing and fishing. Stretching from Mystery Bay in the south along the NSW South Coast to Bawley Point in the north, it protects rare and unique marine life and birdlife.
Enquire at the Merimbula Visitors Centre for information on the many walking tracks, camping and picnic areas, lakes, unique flora and fauna and sites of Aboriginal cultural significance throughout the Sapphire Coast. Located at the Corner of Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives on the waterfront in Merimbula. Phone +061 2 6495 5000.
Within NSW alone, there are more than 780 National Parks, Marine Parks and Reserves. Many of them have camping facilities, some are even considered luxurious with plenty of facilities, others are small clearings in remote peaceful settings. More about the National Parks in NSW.
In Merimbula and along the Sapphire Coast, you can find places to stay - from luxury resorts to peaceful scenic campsites. Accommodation available to suit almost any budget.
Sth Coast ocean side resorts set in stunning locations, hotels, bed & breakfasts, caravan parks, serviced apartments, homesteads and beach home holiday lettings are just some of the options available to you.
Main Photo: Sign on one of the beaches at Bournda National Park. Leave your pets at home.
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