One of the best hidden gems on the NSW South Cost are the amazing Mimosa Rocks National Park walks.
You know, there’s something truly magical about Australia’s wilderness. It has a rugged, timeless beauty that stirs the spirit and soothes the soul. And if there’s one place where this magic shines brightly, it really is Mimosa Rocks National Park.
Everyone told us to visit Mimosa Rocks National Park because it is so beautiful. And they were right!
Where is Mimosa Rocks National Park?
Located on the far South Coast of New South Wales next door to the small town of Tathra, Mimosa Rocks National Park is an emerald jewel, boasting untouched coastal forests, pristine beaches, and a stunningly diverse range of flora and fauna.
It’s a 30 minute drive from Bermagui or Bega and a 10 minute drive from Tathra.
Best Mimosa Rocks Walks
Named after the shipwreck of the Paddle Steamer Mimosa, the Mimosa Rocks National Park is also steeped in rich local and indigenous history. But for the hiking enthusiast, the real treasures of this park’s headlands are the myriad walking tracks, each offering a unique perspective of this natural paradise.
1. Mimosa Rocks Walking Track
Starting with Mimosa Rocks Walking Track, this is a must-do walk for the whole family. This easy-to-navigate 1km track provides you with sweeping views of the rugged coastline and the park’s eponymous rock formations.
The shipwreck of the Mimosa can still be seen at low tide, adding a poignant note to your walk. The path leads you through an array of coastal heathlands and lush forests, offering opportunities to spot diverse bird species, kangaroos, and even eastern grey kangaroos if you’re lucky.
2. Middle Lagoon Walking Track
Middle Lagoon Walking Track in Mimosa Rocks National Park is a beautiful 1.5km return trail that takes you through a variety of landscapes. Starting in a dry eucalyptus forest, the trail meanders down towards the serene Middle Lagoon, surrounded by paperbark trees and the Middle Beach opposite.
Keep an eye out for the vibrant birdlife, including white-bellied sea eagles and eastern ospreys. The tranquillity of middle beach and the lagoon makes it the perfect spot with great picnic areas before heading back.
3. Aragannu Beach Walking Track
If you’re a beach lover, the Aragannu Beach Walking Track is for you. This easy 1km loop takes you through a dense forest of banksias, onto a golden sandy beach fringed by rocky outcrops. It’s an excellent location for bird watching, with species like yellow-tailed black cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, and various seabirds calling the area home. A quick dip in the crystal-clear waters is the perfect way to cool off after your walk.
4. Wajurda Point Walking Track
We did the Wajunda Point Walking Track and the 2km track literally took us just 10 minutes to walk to the northern end of car park at Wajurda Point. The track culminates at a lookout with breathtaking views of the sapphire blue ocean, the dramatic cliffs, and, if you’re there between May and November, you might even be able to do some whale watching and spot humpback whales on their annual migration journey.
At the lookout, you’ll be able to see over to Nelson Beach which is absolutely stunning and probably see a couple of surfers out there. When we visited during Easter, there was hardly anyone here, and it was absolutely spectacular.
Looking for a longer hike? You can make this hike longer by doing the Wajurda point lookout via Moon Bay to Nelson Beach. We would have done this if we had longer, as it’s a 7km and 2hr hike. We could see glimpses of Moon Bay from the shorter walk and it looked amazing.
5. Moon Bay Walking Track
Finally, the Moon Bay Walking Track is a hidden gem in the park’s headlands. The 1km track descends steeply towards the secluded Moon Bay, offering stunning views of the coastal cliffs and ocean. The beach itself is a slice of paradise – a perfect place for a quiet swim or simply unwinding with the rhythm of the waves.
Mimosa Rocks Camping
There are some amazing campgrounds at Mimosa Rocks! From ocean views and the beachside spots at Aragunnu campground to the historic sites and the quiet seclusion of Picnic Point, there’s a perfect spot for every camper to rest after a day of exploration.
Make sure you check out Gillards Beach Campground, it’s so beautiful, we would definitely come back and camp here for sure just to see a beautiful early morning sky and a gorgeous sunset too in one of the best NSW National Parks.
Where to eat in Tathra before you start your hike
Looking for somewhere to eat before you embark on your Mimosa Rocks walk? We stopped by Wild Orchid Cafe which is located opposite the Tathra campground. The cafe is really cool with beanbags out the front to kick back while you have breakfast or lunch.
Alternatively, check out Salt Cafe just down the road from Wild Orchid Cafe. We would have eaten here as well if we had stayed in Tathra.
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