Beachside camping weekend with day trip to Pigeon House Mountain.
A relaxed coastal experience, camping near the beach in Meroo National Park with an energetic day trip to the summit of Pigeon House Mountain (Didthul). This is a trip to inspire the nature lover and photographer in you!
You won't see large signposts pointing to fancy visitor facilities at Meroo. This is a sensitive coastal environment waiting for a small crew of light treading campers. We'll camp Friday and Saturday night and head home on Sunday afternoon. The hike to Pigeon House totals 6 kilometres and requires good fitness. It takes around 4 hours to complete and involves a lot of climbing to reach the mountain summit where the views are truly stunning.
No camping or park use fees.
- Basic near beach campsite clearings
- Pit toilet
- Travel light, you walk from car to campsite
- No domestic pets in National Park
- Short section of unpaved road from highway
- Drive on unsealed road to start of Pigeon House day walk.
From Sydney, south 243klms - Allow about 3 1/2 hours.
From Canberra, east 182klms - Allow about 2 1/2 hours.
Meroo National Park is on the NSW South coast between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay, specifically between Lake Tabourie and Termeil (a servo/pie shop and the turn for Bawley Point). It can be difficult to locate the turnoff onto unpaved road for the campground because the area is not well signed. Meroo Point Road is an unpaved trail starting at the Princes Highway on the eastern (beach) side of the highway. Coming from the north, it is about 5.4 kilometers from the bridge at Lake Tabourie. Coming from the south, about 4.1 kilometers from the Bawley Point highway turn.
Explore this map for waypoints and travel route:
- Explore the beach and headland
- Ocean swimming
- Walks north and south of the campground
- Hike to the summit of Pigeon House Mountain
- Fishing (with appropriate license)
- Relax around the campground
WHAT TO BRING
There are no services apart from the pit toilet, so bring all supplies to be warm, well fed and comfortable. Include plenty of fresh drinking water, food and food preparation items, tent and comfortable bedding, shelter from the elements, variety of clothing for various conditions including sun and rain protection.
Bring a bag of firewood to add to the small communal campfire, a comfy chair and a day pack for your hiking supplies for the walk at Pigeon House.
Contact Rick to arrange to participate or to discuss concerns regarding fitness or equipment.
It is up to each person to be fully prepared, capable and ready for this weekend. We participate as a group of friends each accepting the personal risks involved with this type of activity. We watch out for each other and we are focused on everyone having a safe and enjoyable trip.
- NPWS - Meroo National Park
- NPWS - Pigeon House Mountain
- Bushwalking NSW - Pigeon House Mountain track notes