The Essential things to do and see in the Eurobodalla
Here’s your definitive guide of the best local spots and things to do, as told by locals
The MUST SEEs of the Nature Coast listed below are the things that we feel really make the area and showcase it.
Let's start with THE BEACHES.
There are 83 of them and each and everyone of them is unique. They have different sand textures, different colours and grain size, different aspects with considerable differences in the backdrop of vegetation and geology from rolling dunes to ochre cliffs, from grasses verges to granite bouldered tumbles.
BINGIE BINGIE is a perfect example of this. The beach to the north is quite different to that on the south of it's Bingie Point where you will find truely unique rock formations of tumbled tonalite granite and 370 million year old magma veins. Even just a little further north at CandleStick beach or Honeymoon beach at Mullimburra Point you will notice the change again. This is gorgeous country to explore if you take the time to look at the small details.
BROULEE ISLAND is a must see as it has it all from dunes to beaches, rock ledge pools to worn rumble tumbled stones the size of your fist and you can take it all in within a few hours circumnavigating the island.
The TUROSS FORESHORE introduces you to Coila Beach in the north and follows the ocean front south to Main Beach and then the Tuross Head River mouth. Along the way are several detours out to viewpoints that are simply stunning.
To the south is MILL BAY WALKWAY that traces along the Wagonga Inlet foreshore. This too is stunning and a must see if you enjoy watching the tide go by and the backdrop of the mountains behind Narooma change colour as often as the waters of the inlet do.
MOGO ZOO is a must see because it is a private zoo that plays a vital role in the recovery and breeding of endangered animals. The zoo is a pleasure to walk through and the zoo guests are a happy healthy lot who will enjoy seeing you call by to support them.
In Mogo you will also find the OLD MOGO TOWN Colony that will introduce you to the colonial history of the area and give a context to the style of the Mogo and Tilba townships.
THE TILBAS to the south are also a must see as they sit is a picturesque valley at the base of Gulaga Mountain. Central Tilba is a National Heritage township which has captured the style of the time. The town is a mecca for those who enjoy quality crafts, excellent cheeses and maybe even a walk up Gulaga.
This is a coastline with very unique flora and we are fortunate to have a REGIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS here, run by volunteers who have nurtured over 2000 varieties of plants.
Having achieved all of those land based sites it might be time to visit MONTAGUE ISLAND and meet the locals out there from hump back whales to dolphins, seals, sharks, penguins and fish... lots of fish.
The MUST DOs of the Nature Coast listed below are exhausting, from rising in the morning to swim, to cycle or kayak, and then there are the local markets, the art galleries, the walks, the drives, the whale watching from a land based vantage point or from the air which leaves little time for fishing or just sitting back under a tree with a tablet learning about our local history.
Maybe take time to have a picnic at one of our many Parks and Reserves that provide free BBQs. Eurobodalla has dozens of parks and public spaces in many picturesque locations.
And somewhere in between make some time to spend time in our many cafes or in restful slumber. It might be best if you stay longer.
All the information you need for a great South Coast holiday is available at the following links: