Mimosa Rocks National Park offers a great camping holiday, and located centrally on the south coast, it’s the perfect place to visit for a day’s fishing or birdwatching.
Just a short drive from Bega, Mimosa Rocks National Park offers up show-stopping headland views, beaches and pure lagoons, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with lookouts, rainforest pockets and historic sites to explore.
The Mimosa Rocks walking track is in the northern section of the park; it’s an easy walk so great for the whole family, and it is wheelchair accessible.
If you start your walk at Aragunnu carpark there’s a well-defined track linking the section’s two picnic areas. Follow this short track then continue north another 250m on a paved path and boardwalk.
The boardwalk crosses over the largest Aboriginal midden in the park, so you can take your time to read about the history and significance of the area along the way.
At the boardwalk’s end, you’ll be rewarded with dramatic views over the rocks from the lookout. Keep an eye out for the large pyramid-shaped rock – beneath it rests the shipwrecked Mimosa, a paddle steamer that ran aground in 1863, and after which the park is named.
The rocks of Mimosa have distinctive castle-like features that are the result of intricate folds, faults and intrusions occurring in the rock.
For a spectacular view, head to Bunga Head at sunrise; the rocks look magnificent backed by the pinks of the early morning sky.
You’ll also find plenty of opportunities for fishing, surfing, snorkelling and birdwatching throughout the park, and there are great picnic areas to stop for a break.
The park’s headlands are also very good vantage points for whale watching in winter.
It’s a great place to escape to for the day, and if you’d like to stay for longer, there are a range of campgrounds to choose from, including sites with motorhome and camper trailer access.
Mimosa Rocks National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To find out more, contact the Narooma NPWS office on 02 4476 0800 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.