Eurobodalla National Park
Park Overview
Great for a day trip or weekend getaway, Eurobodalla National Park, on the far south coast, offers fantastic camping, walking, surfing, whale watching and fishing. Eurobodalla National Park, on the far south coast of NSW, stretches from Moruya Head to Mystery Bay.It’s an exceptional place to visit on a daytrip from one of the nearby coastal towns of Moruya, Narooma, Bodalla and Tuross Head, and offers a range of activities, so you’re bound to find something you enjoy.Go surfing at 1080 Beach, or drop in your line at Brou Lake to try your luck at catching a fish or two. There are plenty of lookouts and headlands that offer amazing coastal views, as well as being great vantage spots for whale watching. You’re likely to see kangaroos and a range of birds around the park, plus the park’s lakes are popular for waterskiing and kayaking. If you’re keen to explore the park on foot, try the Bingi Dreaming track – a 14km walk along the coast south from Congo to Tuross Head.You can camp by the beach at Congo campground, a popular spot for families or pitch your tent at Beachcomber Holiday Park; it's right by the beach and is a great spot to see kangaroos. Equally, if you’re camping in the park, you can always head out to explore quaint historic towns like Tilba and Mogo.
History of the Area
The period from the 1840's to the 1900's saw a rapid development of the area as a result of several often short-lived gold rushes, the growth of more intensive pastoral and agricultural land uses, and the expansion of timber getting activities. Many small towns grew up throughout the area, often acting as transport hubs and points of supply for surrounding districts. South Head at Moruya has many reminders of the important role shipping played, including several breakwaters and training walls that guided shipping through the river mouth, as well as the pilot's cottage and several smaller buildings situated on the headland.
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