Things To Do At Wallaga Lake


Spend Time by a Lake on the south coast of New South Wales Australia


Where Is Wallaga Lake?

You will find Wallaga Lake in Bermagui on the south coast of New South Wales Australia.

Driving from the north, you'll drive over a one-lane bridge on Wallaga Lake Rd near Payne's Island.

I drove over many one-lane bridges in this area.

Wallaga Lake Things To Do

  1. Stay by the lake and you can spend time there
  2. Spend some time in nature
  3. Go on a walk by the lake
  4. Relax by the lake, read a book
  5. Sit on the veranda at a cabin, watch the lake and the sky
  6. See the sunrises, sunsets, and the moon going down
  7. Photograph the lake and the landscape on the other side
  8. Paint and draw the lake and landscape
  9. Have a BBQ
  10. Make a picnic, or pack and go on a picnic
  11. Watch the Birds, like the birds floating by on the lake
  12. See wildlife like wallabies, kangaroos, and echidnas
  13. Visit lookouts, photograph the scenery, and watch sunsets
  14. Go for a walk in the bush
  15. Play tennis and basketball
  16. Take out the boat on the lake
  17. Plan a day trip to visit beaches
  18. Go fishing
  19. Swim in the lake
  20. Water ski on the lake
  21. Visit Camel Rock Beach where you can walk on the sand along the beach.
    • Hear and see the waves crash against the shore.
  22. Photograph and see Camel Rock at Camel Rock Beach
  23. See and photograph Horsehead Rock
    • Walk to the Horsehead Rock lookout platform at low tide and calm seas
  24. Take the Camel Rock to Murunna Point Walking Track
  25. Visit Bermagui and the Bermagui Visitor Information Centre
  26. Drive to and walk around Mimosa Rocks National Park
  27. Go for a drive over the one-lane bridge on Wallaga Lake Rd
  28. Visit Tilba Tilba township
  29. Explore the Bega Shire's Hidden Heritage 101 Objects  Revealed
  30. Watch the whales during whale season
  31. Book a whale-watching cruise from Bermagui
  32. Walk the Bermagui Coastal Walk between Wallaga Lake and Bermagui
  33. Learn about the 1880 to 1883 goldfield's life at Montreal Goldfield
  34. Book a Gulaga Creation Experience
  35. Read a book, do some travel writing, keep a travel journal, or research and plan travel


Learn and Follow All Water Safety Rules

For details about no access and not landing on Merriman Island in the middle of Wallaga Lake.

Wallaga Lake Sunset

watch the sunset

 Photography © Jennifer Empey


You take a thousand pictures to get a good one, like oysters with the rare pearl. It's true, and I used to say I'm not a good photographer. If anyone took as many pictures as I do, they'd be standing up here, too. It's a lot to do with generosity, just taking thousands and thousands of pictures, and then where the art comes in is the editing. ~ Nan Goldin

Jennifer Empey

Outside the cabin at sunset

 Photography © Jennifer Empey

Laptop with Window View

travel writing, researching, and planning travel

 Photography © Jennifer Empey

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On the other side of the lake, you can see Gulaga Mountain and Gulaga National Park. This part of the park was previously the Wallaga Lake National Park. The park was handed back to its Aboriginal original owners in 2006.

Swans on Wallaga Lake

bird watching

 Photography © Jennifer Empey

Wallaga Lake Sunset

photographing Gulaga Mountain

 Photography © Jennifer Empey

Art allows you to imbue the truth with a sort of magic, so it can infiltrate the psyches of more people, including those who don't believe the same things as you. ~ Wangechi Mutu

See the Sunset, Blue Hour, and Moon Going Down

You can watch the reflection of the sunrises on the trees, sunsets, blue hour, and the moon going down.


see the sunrise

 Photography © Jennifer Empey

Wallaga Lake Sunset

photographing the sunset

 Photography © Jennifer Empey

Wallaga Lake Sunset

watching the sunset

 Photography © Jennifer Empey

Wallaga Lake Sunset

watching the sunset

 Photography © Jennifer Empey

By my intimacy with nature I find myself withdrawn from man. My interest in the sun and the moon, in the morning and the evening, compels me to solitude.

~Henry David Thoreau


Wallaga Lake Blue Hour

Photographing the Lake and Gulaga Mountain

 Photography © Jennifer Empey

Stay at Wallaga Lake

Ingenia Ocean Lake


Deluxe Villa Accommodation


Ingenia Holidays Ocean Lake - Bermagui NSW 891 Wallaga Lake Road, Wallaga Lake, Bermagui.

You'll find a jetty, boat ramp, fish cleaning, playground, tennis court, basketball ring, BBQ facilities, boat cleaning area, laundry facilities, amenities, emergency assembly points, and fire hoses on the park map of Ingenia Holidays Ocean Lake.

The Accommodation

My stay was in a Deluxe Villa cabin. You can see the pictures below of the cabin.

I stayed at the beginning of September for 3 nights in the off-peak season. Recently before I stayed, the Deluxe Villas were moved down to the front-row view.


The Deluxe Villa sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms. It has a separate bathroom and toilet.

Sunrises Sunsets Moon

You can watch the reflection of the sunrises on the trees, sunsets, and the moon going down on the veranda.

The Deluxe Villa

Villa Daytime

Deluxe Villa during the Day

Villa Lounge


Villa Kitchen


Villa Table

Table & Chairs

Villa Main Bedroom

Main Bedroom

Villa Single Bed

Single Bed in Bedroom 2

Villa Bunks

Bunks in Bedroom 2

Villa Toilet


Villa Bathroom


Villa Hallway


Lake View from the Villa

View of the Lake on the Veranda

View from the Villa

View of the Lake on the Veranda

Villa Night-Time

Deluxe Villa at Night

 Photography © Jennifer Empey

 NSW Travel Essentials

  • Find out the NSW Weather and Warnings at BOM
  • Check the Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans and Rules in NSW
  • Carry water
  • Find toilets

Beach Information and Conditions

  • Look up the beach information and conditions, at Beachsafe, and the app, for instance:
    • If the beach is patrolled or unpatrolled, and if patrolled days and hours
    • Warnings
    • Current Temperature
    • Rips
    • Currents
    • Swell
    • Tide
    • Parking

NSW National Parks

Where is Wallaga Lake in New South Wales?

In the below map, you can find the location on the south coast of NSW Australia.

Driving from the north on the Princes Hwy, you'll turn left onto Bermagui Rd, then right onto Wallaga Lake Rd. Then, you'll come across a one-lane bridge, Wallaga Lake Bridge, and it crosses over the lake before Payne's Island. So you'll know you have found it.

If you would like to miss the one-lane bridge, then stay on Princes Hwy until Cobargo where you'll turn left at Cobargo Bermagui Rd, then you'll turn left into Wallaga Lake Rd.

And, it's about 7 km from Bermagui town on the Sapphire coast.

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Nearby Places to Visit

And, find things to do

Camel Rock Beach is close by.

Drive into the coastal town of Bermagui.

You can go to Mimosa Rocks National Park.

And, you can also find other places nearby to visit on NSW Roadtrip.


Wallaga Lake

Spend some time with nature. Hear the sounds of the lake. At the same time, the surf crashes against the beach at Camel Rock Beach.

Do you like to spend time with nature? Do you prefer to stay at a lake or by the beach?

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