Mimosa National Park – Sapphire Coast NSW
The Mimosa National Park offers a true Australian bush and beach camping experience. With an abundance of beautiful and isolated beaches, the National Park has been a favourite tourist spot for surfers, fishermen, bushwalkers and birdwatchers alike.
The aboriginal history of the Mimosa National Park is of special importance. The abundance of natural resources provided the Yuin Aboriginal people with food, raw material and shelter for 1000’s of years.
Location and Directions
Situated between Bermagui and Tathra.
From Sydney – 434 km south along the Princess Hwy – 5 hrs drive.
From Melbourne – 618 kms drive northeast along the M1 and Princess hwy – 7 hours drive.
Middle Lagoon Walking Track – An easy 200 metre walk along the banks of Middle Lagoon. Should be done within 30 minutes. It’s a great spot to bring the family and admire the natural beauty of the region, with loads of wildlife and great birdwatching.
Mimosa Rocks Walking Track – 1km one way. Start your walk at Aragunnu carpark. the boardwalk crosses over the largest Aboriginal midden in the park – take your time to read about the history and significance of the area along the way.
Wajurda Point Walking Track – 500 metres one way. You will end up at the Wajurda point Lookout, overlooking Mumbulla Mountain and Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) in the distance. Perfect for whale watching during the winter months.
Some Great Swimming Spots
Aragunnu Beach – Historical beach (Shipwreck of the Mimosa – hit the rocks just north of Aragunnu beach, 150 years ago). Ideal for snorkelling and diving.
Bunga Beach North – (The Many Bungas) – Relatively undiscovered, beautiful isolated beach located from the NPWS Goalen Head Carpark. Great walking tracks – No amenities. -36.527312, 150.056634
Moon Bay – Great waves for surfers and rock ledges make it ideal for fishing. Basic toilet with no amenities.
Bithry inlet – Entrance to the Wapengo Lake – Good amenities which make it ideal for fishing, day trips and picnics.
Great Diving Location SS Mimosa
Mimosa Rocks National Park is named after the steamer the Mimosa struck rocks north of Aragunnu Beach. The wreck is still visible and is a favourite diving location. With 38 passengers on board, The Mimosa left Merimbula, at 3 pm on 18 September 1863 bound for Sydney.
Aragunnu Campsite (50 sites) – A magnificent 500-metre long beach, at the forefront of the Aragunna campsite make this one of the most stunning camping grounds in all of South Coast of NSW.
Gillards Campsite (70 sites) – Campsite nestled between the beach and the bush.
Middle Beach Campsite (12 sites) – Easy beach access, surrounded by lush bush, the perfect beach/bush campsites.
Picnic Point Campsite (18 sites) – Situated between two beautiful beaches (Picnic Beach and Aragunnu Beach)