Mimosa Rocks National Park

Mimosa Rock

Just a short drive from Bega, Mimosa Rocks National Park offers spectacular headland views, pristine beaches and fantastic lagoons.

You’re spoilt for choice with lookouts, pockets of rainforest and plenty of historic sites to explore.

The park gets its name from the Paddle Steam Mimosa which was wrecked in 1863 after running onto rocks at the northern end of the park.

Mimosa Rocks offers a great opportunity for a camping holiday. Go fishing, swimming or birdwatching or just explore the coastline and meet the wildlife.

Picnic Point Campground

Picnic Point campground is a great location amongst the banksia trees by two beaches. Find your favourite fishing spot, enjoy swimming at the beach and take in the scenic views of the Far South Coast.

Don’t forget to do what the name says on the tin, have a picnic at the point, the views are breathtaking.

It’s a Tent, Camper trailer site, there are barbecue facilities, a carpark and toilets. It can be busy during school holiday periods at which time the maximum stay is two weeks, at other times its four weeks. Water is not available so you’ll need to bring your own.

The beach is great but strong rips and currents can be present so it’s advised to take care and supervise children at all times.

The park can close when the weather turns sour as the roads can become boggy. Park entry fees are $11.50 per adult per night and $6 per child per night, there are no bookings or marked sites.

Similar Campgrounds in Mimosa Rocks to check out:

Gillards Campground

Middle Beach Campground

Aragunnu Campground


Moon Bay

Maybe you’d like to explore Moon Bay, there’s a fantastic, but steep walking track that leads to the sandy and secluded Moon Bay. Strong rips and currents make this beach relatively dangerous for a swim, there are many safe swimming beaches nearby including Tathra, Bermagui and Merimbula and it’s a great spot for a surf.

Kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes. Moon Bay has some historic artefacts to explore, you might notice rusted stubs of mooring rings and grooves in the cliffs – these were once a log slide and mooring site where timber and farm products were loaded on barges.

Take a picnic and enjoy the warm rays of the sun, or if you feel like a walk you could head off on the Wajurda Point walking track which leads through shady eucalypt forest to a spectacular lookout over the deep sapphire ocean, it’s also great for whale watching during the winter and the spring.

Other places to explore in Mimosa Rocks:

Middle Lagoon Walking Track

Nelson Beach

Nelson Lagoon

Mimosa Rocks Walking Track


Image Credit:

“MimosaRock” by Mark Andrews – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MimosaRock.JPG#/media/File:MimosaRock.JPG

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