The Far South Coast, with its magnificent national parks , is best experienced on foot. Green exercise is the ultimate tonic for the mentally fatigued masses, according to the latest scientific research, which shows that being out in nature isn’t just good fun, but also has measurable physical and mental health benefits!

NPA's Far South Coast Branch operates in an area with magnificent National Parks to explore and that is the main focus of our activities. 

Activities

Walks are held every second month and are generally of easy to medium grade.  The walks are well attended and are easy going affairs! We try to accommodate all ages and abilities in our planning.

Overnight field trips are organised from time to time and have included stays at places like Green Cape Lighthouse and Yarrangobilly Caves. These excursions generally fill quite quickly.

Meetings 

The branch's last AGM was held on Saturday, 12 April 2016. 

Major campaigns

Great Southern Forest Campaign
The Great Southern Forest (GSF) campaign, spearheaded by NPA's Far South Coast Branch, aims to ensure the future of the koala and other forest dwellers by reconnecting and protected the forests of south east NSW. The new approach to forest management involves ending native forest logging, planning a transition away from the loss-making woodchipping sector, and using carbon funding to create regional jobs in tourism, wildlife protection and forest management. 

Visit http://www.greatsouthernforest.org.au for more information on the campaign. Become a friend of the Great Southern Forest campaign on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/greatsouthernforest/

The battle to save the forests of the Far South Coast has been ongoing for many decades. Understorey, a new film by David Gallen showcases these spectacular forests and the people who fought so hard to protect them. Watch the trailer at bit.ly/understorey 

Illawarra Branch Committee

President: David Gallan
Vice President: Kim Taysom
Secretary: Sylvia Hibberd
Treasurer: Jan Lynch
State Councillor: Doug Reckord
Walks Coordinator: Gabrielle Taysom

Contact

Kim Taysom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit the Far South Coast branch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NPA-Far-South-Coast-Branch-1668236746788625/

Parks within the region

Ben Boyd National Park
Biamanga National Park
Bournda National Park
Eurobodalla National Park
Gulaga National Park
Mimosa Rocks National Park
Montague Island Nature Reserve
Mount Imlay National Park
Nadgee Nature Reserve
South East Forest National Park
Wadbilliga National Park