BINGIE BINGIE Point and Mullimburra Point in Eurobodalla National Park
Stretching from Congo in the north to Tuross Head in the south this section of the Eurobodalla National Park is striking in its coastline and the variation of geology. A great way to explore it is by the 14km walk from either end, or you could break it up into a few shorter walks to enjoy over a couple of days. There are lots of places to stop for a swim or picnic along the way so don’t forget to take your swimmers and a towel.
The National Park is the traditional Country of the Yuin People and provided a rich source of food, shelter, medicines and weapons. It continues to be an important place for Aboriginal people today and cultural botanical walks are very popular when conducted by members of the local aboriginal community.
The Bingie Dreaming track that follows this coastline traditionally connected neighbouring clans.
An easier way to discover this section of unique coastline is by car.
Bingie Bingie Point is a high narrow granite point that protrudes 500 m seaward, with national park beaches to either side. The point lies at the northern end of Bingie Beach and to its north is Kelly’s Beach and nearby Kelly Lake. It is a great place for scenic views, whale watching, surfing, walking and birdwatching.
For those interested in geology the Bingie Bingie Point rocks are early Devonian granites and are 415 to 370 million years old.
On the rock platform at the end of the point are the remains of the boiler of the SS Monaro which was wrecked on Kelly's Point, Bingie Bingie on 29 May 1879. It was an iron screw steamship, 521 tons, rigged as a two-masted schooner and all passengers and crew survived.
MULLIMBURRA POINT is composed of resilient 400 million-year-old granite. It is 20 m high and protrudes 1 km out to sea surrounded by steep rocky slopes. It has four beaches, one on the north side and three south, all located in the national park. At the end of Mullimburra Point Road you will find a carpark that has tracks leading down to Honeymoon Beach on the northern side and Candlestick Beach on the southern.
Though it is a bit of a bush bash it is possible to push through to see the deep cuts over thousands of years that nearly sever the point from the mainland. Take extreme care as there are unfenced cliff edges.
Only the northern beach is suitable for swimming when waves are low. The southern three are exposed and dominated by strong rips and rocks.
There are some excellent deep gutters for fishing around the point, however the rocks are steep and exposed, so be careful. South of the point good gutters are usually found both on the beaches and against the rocks.
Now a National Park the famous Plank has been removed that was used for may years by fishers wanting to access the south east corner. In 1933 The Plank had a handrail. Over the years it was destroyed and replaced many times and the last Plank was just wide enough to shimmy across on your bum 25m up in the air with all your fishing gear on your back.
Bingie Dreaming Track - From Tuross Head to Congo
The Bingie Dreaming Track has been nominated by National Parks as one of the best walks in NSW.
While the 14km track passes through stunning coastal country it also passes through the country of the Brinja Yuin and linked the places visited by the many clans who have lived along this coast for more than 20,000 years.The track links campsites, ceremonial and trade sites, fresh water and the plentiful coastal food sources. This country is full of shell middens and the shoreline of Coila Lake is known to be one of the richest areas for aboriginal artifacts in the South East of NSW.
The walk passes through different types of coastal habitat so keep an eye out for local wildlife. This does come with a warning that the local wild life also includes snakes, ticks and bugs.
The walk continually offers views of Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) and Baranguba (Montague Island) and both are also recommended to visit and explore.
Take THIS BROCHURE and be aware the inland track can become overgrown at times. This coastal walk can include some sections along sandy beaches depending on lake levels. When Coila Lake is too high the alternative route follows the sea shore.
Follow the Princes Highway south out of Moruya for about 9km. Take the turn off at Bingie Road to Bingie and Congo. Follow the Bingie Road for about seven kilometres until the T-junction and a sign pointing to Bingie Point to the right and Mullimburra Point to the left.
FOR BINGIE BINGIE POINT:
Turn right (this is still Bingie Road) follow the road for a few kilometres and then turn left following the seal and follow the road to Bingie Bingie Point. The Bingie Road enters the national park and terminates at a car park on the point that has a good information board. There are no amenities.
FOR MULLIMBURRA and GREY ROCKS:
(there is a short section of good gravel road at the end)Turn left (this is still Mullimburra Road) follow the road for a few kilometres and then 90 degrees left (or take track to Grey Rocks), down through a dip and then veer right and follow the road to Mullimburra Point (below). There are no amenities.