Mimosa Rocks National Park, Tanja

4.6
#122 of 308 in Nature in New South Wales
Must see · National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Just a short drive from Bega, Mimosa Rocks National Park offers show-stopping headland views, beaches and pure lagoons. You’ll be spoilt for choice with lookouts, rainforest pockets and historic sites to explore. The park takes its name from the Paddle Steamer Mimosa that wrecked in 1863 after running onto rocks at the northern end of the park. 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 view you’ll never forget, head to Bunga Head for 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 great 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.
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  • We took the northern entrance into the NP to see the actual Mimosa Rocks! The NP is named after the PS Mimosa which was wrecked on the rocks in 1863 with the loss of 2 lives. The dirt roads are...  more »
  • There are several different access roads into the coastal part of Mimosa National Park. We entered via Nelson Lake Road and took in the short but picturesque Wajurda Point and Moon Bay walks. Wajurda....  more »
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  • We visited mainly Nelson Beach. This national park is absolutely fantastic, nature and wildlife everywhere. The access to the beaches and spots like Nelson beach is usually done through 2-4 km of gravel roads. Feasible with any car but much easier with a 4WD or a Ute. Nelson beach lagoon is stunning, good for swimming (enjoy the current which is fun and not dangerous). Swimming in the ocean might be dangerous... check the conditions.
  • What a beautiful part of the world. Take the time to hop your way up or down the coast. Stop at as many beaches and inlets as you can, they are all so different and beautiful.
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