Merrica River Nature Trail
Yuin Country

5 h to 7 h

8.7 km

↑ 333 m
↓ -333 m

Hard track
This return walk in Nadgee Nature Reserve will reward you with great spots for fishing and swimming at the Merrica River before you return via the same route through eucalypt forest. Let us begin by acknowledging the Yuin people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Merrica Walking Track & Wilderness Coast Walking Track (-37.3071429,149.9276248)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1, Bega Valley Shire Council.
  • Turn on to Wonboyn Road then drive for 8.7 km
  • Turn right onto Old Bridge Road and drive for another 3 km
  • Turn left onto Newtons Road and drive for another 6.2 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Merrica Walking Track & Wilderness Coast Walking Track Start heading along Merrica Walking Track (a walking track).
Find the gate at the start.
After another 2.6 km (at the intersection of Merrica Entrance Fire Trail & Merrica Walking Track) continue straight, to head along Merrica Entrance Fire Trail (a vehicle track).
Continue another 1.7 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.3 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Merrica River Nature Trail

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 8.7 km
Time 5 h to 7 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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