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Time stands still on the spectacular headland walks of Eurobodalla. The ancient rock formations of golden sandstone, rich with fossils, stone artefacts, heathland and ceremonial sites, date back more than 510 million years. This landscape is of great importance to the Yuin people, an Indigenous nation of the South Coast. Explore these legendary escarpments as you follow the walks and trails that weave along the headlands.
Dramatic headland walks
Eurobodalla is a unique fusion of two ancient worlds that collide at South Durras, the southernmost edge of the sandstone Sydney Basin that meets the much older 500 million year Wagonga Ordovician bed.
Begin your exploration in Murramarang National Park, on the 2km Wasp Head Walk. Enriched with indigenous heritage, this headland trail traverses gloriously layered sandstone cliffs and lovely golden beaches. From Wasp Head picnic area you can continue through a casuarina forest to overlook Wasp Island, or walk south to reach Emily Miller Head for a dramatic view of Wobbegong Bay.
A short drive south from Batemans Bay is the picturesque Guerilla Bay. Walk among some of the oldest rocks of the NSW coast, dating back more than 500 million years. Follow the Guerilla Bay Banksia Walk from Guerilla Bay to Burrewarra Point. This 1.5km trail offers dramatic coastal and hinterland views.
The most recognised pathway in Eurobodalla is the Bingie Dreaming Track, south of Moruya. This path follows the traditional ‘song line’ taken by Brinja-Yuin people for thousands of years, linking places of indigenous significance including campsites, ceremonial sites and trade sites. The track is 13.5km long and stretches from Congo to Tuross Head in the south. Discover traces of shell middens and stone artefacts along the way.
Narooma is home to Glass House Rocks, found on the southern end of Surf Beach and named for the reflective rock that casts an orange aura at sunset. These rocks are estimated to be between 510 and 440 million years old. The iconic Australia Rock, a concoction of sedimentary layers that have created a huge hole, can also be found here.
Nine kilometres offshore from Narooma you will also find the famous Montague Island, home to NSW's largest colonies of fur seals and little penguins. Visit the island and take a journey through time with Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness tours as they tell the dreaming stories of Montague Island, known to the Yuin people as Barranguba.
Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness tours also teach the sacred dreaming stories of nearby Mount Gulalga. This extinct volcano rises from the Tilba Valley and also has sacred significance for the Yuin community. Gulaga is mystical with its massive granite tors and spectacular views. Tours include a traditional welcome, sunrise beach ceremony and yarning circle, as well as a guided walk up Mount Gulalga.
You can explore the Mount Gulaga Walk departing at Pam's Store in Tilba Tilba, and follow the 11 to 14km trail, originally built for gold miners in the 19th century, through beautiful rainforest to the spectacular summit.
Explore Mystery Bay, an idyllic camping spot situated between Narooma and Central Tilba. This pet-friendly campsite, originally named after five men who mysteriously disappeared in 1880, is surrounded by the natural wonders of the Eurobodalla National Park.
Head further inland to visit the Duea National Park by 4WD to discover an abundance of flora, fauna and walking trails. This is the only way to access the Bendethera Caves Walking Trek. The 250m long, 320m wide limestone cave contains massive rock formations in 15m high caverns. The limestone is between 440 and 415 million years old and is rich with marine fossils.
The nearby Bendethera Valley campground is ideal for those who wish to stay overnight. Be sure to bring appropriate headgear, footwear and torches if you’re planning to explore the caves.