Discover the hidden secrets of our coastline, home to a host of stunning rock formations from the sandstone monuments of Murramarang National Park, the gorgeous Guerilla Bay of layered chert and slate, the Tonalite granite of Bingie Bingie Point, Narooma's Australia Rock and the majestic Glass House Rocks.
Inland is the choice of Pigeon House Mountain and The Castle, The Big Hole and the incredible granite formations at the top of Gulaga Mountain.
Further south is Bermagui's Camel Rock and the the stunning shoreline of Mimossa National Park. All waiting to be explored.
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.
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 Bingi Dreaming track that follows this coastline traditionally connected neighbouring clans.
Bingi Bingi Point is a high narrow granite point that protrudes 500 m seaward. The 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.
Follow the Princes Highway south out of Moruya for about 9km. Take the turn off at Bingi Road to Bingi and Congo. Follow the Bingi 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 Bingi 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.
The coastline between Myrtle Beach south of Durras and Snapper Point near Pretty Beach at the northern end of the park presents a relatively complete, although discontinuous, series of exposures through the oldest Permian deposits of the southern Sydney Basin. The base of the Sydney Basin is exposed as a spectacular angular unconformity in cliffs at the northern end of Myrtle Beach and at beach level at Dark Beach.
Guerilla Bay rocks are some of the oldest rock formations on the east coast of Australia - dating as far back as the Ordovician period some 450 million years ago. These rock structures were laid down possibly during an interval of subduction in what was the ancient Pacific Ocean, before becoming part of the Gondwanaland continent incorporating Australia, Antarctica, India, South America and Africa.
On Narooma Beach there are some very impressive rock formations, including the amazing "chevron" folded rocks which outcrop midway between the beach headlands. The remarkable folding pattern exhibited in these rocks is the result of tremendous pressure coming from the Pacific Tectonic Plate's collision with the land: this collision has effectively foreshortened the existing layered rock into a zig zag pattern.
Geologically, the mountain is known as the Mount Dromedary Igneous Complex and comprises a group of igneous and extrusive rocks belonging to the Shoshonite Association. These rocks have intruded Ordovician sediments to the east and west of the villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba.