Embracing 20km of the New South Wales' coastline as well as being home to many hidden secluded spots such as Bithry Inlet, Nelson and Argunnu, (which is believed to have been inhabited up to 25,000 years ago), Mimosa Rocks National Park is the perfect nature attraction to explore its wonders and discover its rich history.
Located near the towns of Tathra, Bega and Bermagui in the breathtaking Sapphire Coast, Mimosa Rocks National Park is an approx 5 ½ hour drive from Sydney city and 7 ½ hour drive from Melbourne city. The site takes its name from the Paddle Steamer Mimosa which was wrecked in 1863 after running onto rocks at the northern end of the park. Mimosa Rocks National Park is certainly one point of interest that makes for the perfect weekend escape!
It is also home to a diverse system of lagoons, beaches, sea caves, headlands, offshore stacks combined with spotted gums and prehistoric burrawangs. It is also filled with a rich Aboriginal history with the Yuin People occupying this region for at least 6,000 years. By that time. the sea had risen to its present level establishing a new range of hunting grounds including the Bega River estuary and three coastal lagoons either within or adjacent to the National Park.
It is, however, thought that Aboriginal occupation of the area could date back over the past 25,000 years. Today major archaeological remains of this occupation are found in the middens and open campsite deposits.
Mimosa Rocks National Park also offers show-stopping headland views, spectacular lookouts, rainforest pockets and historic sites, as well as an array of outdoor opportunities including fishing, surfing, snorkelling, walking trails, bird-watching, picnic areas, wildlife spotting and during migration season whale watching, making Mimosa Rocks National Park a place where you will be spoilt for choice.
There is also an abundance of flora and fauna that can be found here too, including a number of threatened fauna species like the sooty owl, golden tipped bat and hooded plover as well as the two main vegetation types of coastal estuarine (close to the ocean) on the western section and on the western side, forests are dominated by eucalyptus with occasional pockets of warm temperate rainforest.
Top attractions include:
Middle Lagoon Walking Track
Aragunnu Bay Beach & Boardwalk
Mimosa Rocks Walking Track
Mimosa Rocks National Park truly makes a great place to enjoy the outdoors and escape for the day or if you like to stay longer, there are a range of campgrounds including sites with motorhome and camper trailer access in the National Park.
Be sure to add this National Park to your road trip or weekend/day trip escapes list!
There are four main campsites in Mimosa Rocks National Park; Gillards, Middle Beach, Aragannu, and Picnic Point. The campsites all have a barbecue and non-flush toilet facilities.