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If you're visiting Monga National Park on a day trip, you simply can't miss Penance Grove. Enter this shady forest glen dappled with sunlight and discover the ancient rainforest from the wheelchair-friendly boardwalk.
You'll see plumwood trees decorated with ferns, mosses and lichen forming a cathedral-like canopy for the tall mosses below. It's incredible to think that many of the plant species here date back millions of years to when Australia was part of the super continent, Gondwana.
In summer, it's a great place to retreat from the heat and the holiday crowds. And in early autumn, you'll see the cream-coloured flowers of the plumwood trees dotted around the rainforest floor and smell their delightful perfume.
Why not walk another 400m along Link walking track to Mongarlowe River picnic area, or drive to Dasyurus picnic area for a relaxing picnic by the banks of the river?
About the region
Monga National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
Monga is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To Penance Grove carpark. On entering Monga National Park:Continue on River Forest Road for approximately 4.9kmPass the sign to Mongarlowe River picnic area and after 500m, you'll see the Penance Grove walking track carpark on your right. Park entry points Penance Grove carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Penance Grove walking track.
Drinking water is not available in this area, so it's a good idea to bring your own.
There is no mobile reception in this park.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.