Nature and Parks

Enjoy bushwalking, kayaking, fishing, horse riding or cycling in the great expanse of Sapphire Coast's National Parks.

Ben Boyd National Park is a beautiful national park on the Sapphire Coast, ideal for camping, bushwalking and exploring the coast. From Pambula in the north to historic Green Cape lighthouse in the south, this beautiful stretch of coastline features vivid rock formations, pristine beaches, extensive areas of coastal heath and fascinating local indigenous and colonial history. 

Green Cape from the air - Eden - Merimbula and Sapphire Coast

Just a short drive from Bega, Mimosa Rocks National Park also 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, as vivid daylight spreads along the coast.

Aerial view of Mogareeka - where Bega River meets the sea - Mimosa Rocks National Park

Bournda National Park, near Tathra, features a diversity of water environments including salt and freshwater lakes, a lagoon and creek, and a magnificent coastline.

Shore-based whale watching is another fantastic way to combine a hike through the unspoiled wilderness. The Kangarutha Walking Track, in the Bournda National Park offers spectacular sea views and lookouts for whale watching. Visit Ben Boyd National Park, drive along the Tura Beach Headland or hike through Mimosa Rocks National Park for more fantastic vantage points from which to view these remarkable giants. 

You can also discover secluded beaches and spectacular cliffs along the rugged coastline on the Kangarutha walking track.