Wallaga Lake, the largest lake in southern NSW, is located seven kilometres north of Bermagui along Wallaga Lake Road. The fishing is fabulous and the serenity of the natural surroundings offers a wonderful place for swimming, boating, sailing, water skiing, bushwalking and bird and wildlife watching. Picnic and toilet facilities are available. There is various accommodation around the lake, including three caravan parks with lakeside camping sites, cabin accommodation and boat hire.
Wallaga Lake is the home of Umbarra, the black duck – totem of the Yuin-Monaro people. Merriman Island, within the lake, is gazetted as an Aboriginal Place in recognition of its significance to local Aboriginal people. This island is not accessible to the public and landings are not permitted. Aboriginal middens and artefacts such as cutting stones have been found in the lake area. Please help to conserve these relics by not disturbing them in any way.