Murramarang Aboriginal Area

Located on the NSW South Coast, enriched with historic heritage, Murramarang Aboriginal Area has one of the largest and most important Aboriginal sites on the NSW coast.

Can you imagine what life was like 12,000 years ago? At Murramarang Aboriginal Area, it’s much easier than you’d think. This reserve protects the largest midden on the South Coast, and a lagoon to the north of the headland that, according to Dreamtime beliefs, is home to a serpent involved in the creation of the land. The midden covers several hectares and contains millions of stone artefacts as well as dense deposits of mammal, fish and bird bones and shells. Based on some of the rare finds – bone points and shell fishhooks – archaeologists believe the people of Murramarang had a sophisticated bone industry and fishing economy.

With its picturesque coastal setting, Murramarang Aboriginal Area is also popular for snorkelling, swimming, surfing, beach and rock fishing, and rock-pooling. A signed walk, with panoramic views, guides visitors through the site.

Nearby events

  1. Dressage by the Sea

    Thursday 21 February 2019 to Saturday 02 March 2019 , Bawley Point

    Now in its third year, Dressage by the Sea 2019 will be hosted on the grounds of Willinga Park, a world-class equestrian centre set on 2000 acres of the NSW South Coast in the seaside town of Bawley Point. It’s been called the best…

    21 Feb - 02 Mar
  2. The Murramarang Community Market

    Sunday 21 April 2019 to Sunday 13 October 2019 , Bawley Point

    Shop to your heart's delight at the Murramarang Markets. Located at the Kioloa Community Hall, you'll enjoy strolling among the gum trees and perusing the stalls. There will be a wide selection of fresh produce and handmade goodies, books,…

    21 Apr - 13 Oct