CONGO is ocean beaches, spotted gum forests, wetlands and estuaries offering a variety of incredible and natural scenery. Just 10kms from Moruya it could be in the remote wilds as the area is truly pristine and an important habitat area for waterbirds and threatened native animals such as the white-footed dunnart. Congo is surrounded by Eurobodalla National Park on three sides, and the ocean (Tasman Sea) on the east.
For the locals who live here it is home but to visitors it is pure camping, bushwalking, fishing, swimming, birdwatching and water based activities.
There is no store and there is little in the way of walk-in accommodation (lots of Air B&B). Without a previous booking there is car-based and caravan camping at the Congo camping area. This campground is great for beach fishing, surfing and beach walking.
The campsite is on the southern banks of the Congo River, just where it meets the ocean. The open campsite has no formal spaces marked but there is plenty of room for tents and vans. There is a small shelter about halfway along the campsite with information boards, and some picnic tables at the far end. There is bore water available on site, but best to bring your own drinking water. Congo takes a visitor back to basics.
Swimming on Congo Beach requires caution. These are three hazardous isolated beaches, with persistent rips and often a deep long shore trough. Be very careful if swimming here. The two small southern beaches are particularly hazardous as their rips are intensified against the rocks.
If you’re interested in finding out a bit more about the history of the area, you could walk the Bingie Dreaming track that starts from the campground. It’s a 14km walk, ending at Tuross Head, however you can break the walk up into shorter sections if you’re walking with children. If you’re there in spring you’ll be treated to some pretty wildflower displays and the views are magic.