South East Forests National Park is a place that protects soaring old-growth forests, rugged granite formations and picturesque valleys and gorges. There are more than 100km of spectacular coastal esc...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/south-east-forests-national-park
Nature and Parks
National parks on the Sapphire Coast
Enjoy the great outdoors in the Sapphire Coast's beautiful national parks. Take your pick of things to do from bushwalking and birdwatching, to fishing, surfing, snorkelling and sea kayaking. Take advantage of great vantage points for whale watching in Eden in Ben Boyd National Park.
If you enjoy bushwalking, kayaking, fishing, horse riding or cycling, you'll love the great outdoors in these Sapphire Coast national parks.
Just a short drive from Bega, Mimosa Rocks National Park offers a show-stopping natural attraction composed of headland views, beautiful quiet beaches and pure lagoons. The park takes its name from the paddle steamer, Mimosa, that wrecked in 1863 after running onto rocks at the northern end of the park. The rocks of Mimosa have distinctive castle-like features that are the result of intricate folds, faults and intrusions occurring in the rock. For an unforgettable experience, head to Bunga Head for sunrise, the rocks look magnificent backed by the pinks of the early morning sky.
Ben Boyd National Park is another popular national park on the Sapphire Coast, great for camping, bushwalking and exploring the coast. From Pambula in the north to historic Green Cape lighthouse in the south, Ben Boyd National Park features rugged coastlines, vivid rock formations, pristine beaches, extensive areas of coastal heath and intriguing history.
Bournda National Park features a diversity of water environments including salt and freshwater lakes, a lagoon and creek, and a magnificent coastline. Take in the scenic water views along an extensive network of walking tracks. Discover secluded beaches and spectacular cliffs along the rugged coastline on the Kangarutha walking track.
Explore the park's spectacular 31 kilometre Light to Light Walk that hugs the coastline between Boyds Tower and Green Cape Lightstation. Enjoy ever-changing views through heathland to forest and red-rock platforms. The walk can be completed over two to three days or in shorter half day sections.
Bushwalkers, wildlife watchers and photographers may enjoy the park's many walking tracks to scenic points such as Bournda Island and Bournda Lagoon. Check out the northern shores of Wallagoot Lake for sailing or paddling. Hobart Beach features excellent camping facilities.
Superb coastal lookouts and photographic opportunities can be found along the coastline of this stunning national park. Highlights include Aragunnu, Picnic Point, Middle Beach and Wajurda Point, each offering expansive views along the coast, with long beaches, cliffs and dramatic headlands.
You may think driving through the park's lush wet-fern forest is as stunning as it gets, but then you arrive at Myrtle Mountain lookout.
Located on Myrtle Mountain Road, this hidden gem offer...
1.2km (return) - 0.5 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
On the Bay Cliff walking track, you'll follow the edge of Wonboyn Lake where you can see pelicans and waterbirds feeding, with shell mid...
Wallagoot Lake is the heart of Bournda National Park, offering a playground for watersport enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike.
Set up a picnic on the shores of the lake while the kids swim i...
0.3km (one way) - 0.25 hour - Easy difficulty
Follow this gentle walking track and boardwalk around the imposing Boyds Tower. Find out about the eccentric entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd, who buil...
Discover the timeless beauty of NSW's Sapphire Coast at Severs Beach. Located in the fishing and whale watching haven of Eden, this picturesque beach is truly tempting all year round.
Just a short drive north of Tathra, Wajurda Point lookout highlights the natural beauty of Mimosa Rocks National Park. It's a great stop on a car tour of the NSW far south coast, and also offers acces...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mimosa-rocks-national-park/wajurda-point-lookout/lookout
1km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Easy difficulty
The Mimosa Rocks walking track is in the northern section of the park, it's an easy walk so a great one for children, plus it is wheelchair accessib...
From Nelson Beach carpark, it's a short and easy walk to tranquil Nelson Lagoon. The lagoon is a popular spot for birdwatching, especially during spring, so be sure to take your binoculars along and l...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mimosa-rocks-national-park/nelson-lagoon/picnic-bbq
George Bass first landed at Barmouth Beach on 18 December 1797, seeking shelter from a gale. He travelled up Pambula River and marvelled at the beauty of the place. Since then, thousands of visitors h...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/ben-boyd-national-park/barmouth-beach/swim-surf