Bingi Dreaming track

Eurobodalla National Park

Overview

Head out for a day walk on the Bingi Dreaming track, a coastal walk that traces the ancient Song Lines of the Yuin Aboriginal people. Enjoy stunning views as you walk.

Where
Eurobodalla National Park
Distance
13.5km one-way
Time suggested
4 - 6hrs
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • If you’re finishing the walk at Tuross Head, you might like to enjoy a relaxing meal at one of the cafes overlooking the water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or whale watch

Follow in the footsteps of the Brinja-Yuin people as you walk the Bingi Dreaming track.

Traditionally, Dreaming tracks or Song Lines link the places visited by Aboriginal people, the Bingi Dreaming track links campsites, ceremonial and trade sites, fresh water and plentiful coastal food sources. Along the way, you might see stone artefacts or patches of shell middens.

The walk passes through different types of coastal habitat; there are great opportunities for birdwatching among the heathlands, forests and lakeshores and you’re likely to see kangaroos and wallabies relaxing in the sun. If you’re walking during whale watching season, be sure to stop off at one of the vantage points along the way for a glimpse of the majestic creatures, as well as panoramic views of Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) and Baranguba (Montague Island).

Stretching from Congo in the north to Tuross Head in the south, you can start the 14km walk from either end, or break it up into a few shorter walks to enjoy over a couple of days. There are lots of places to stop for a swim or picnic along the way so don’t forget to take your swimmers and a towel.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

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Local alerts

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Park info

  • in Eurobodalla National Park in the South Coast region
  • Eurobodalla National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Narooma
      (02) 4476 0800
      Contact hours: 10.00am-2.00pm Monday to Friday
    • Corner Graham and Burrawang Streets, Narooma NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4476 0833
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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bingi Dreaming track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    4 - 6hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    13.5km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From the Princes Highway, turn onto Bingie Road. The track is easily accessed from the following areas: just south of Congo village, Meringo, Bingie Bingie Point, and Coila Beach at the north end of Tuross Head.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Congo village, Meringo, Bingie Bingie Point and Coila Beach. It might be worth considering parking a car at the start and end point of your walk.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Eurobodalla National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Head out for a spot of fishing – either from the beach or lakeside, on a boat or from a kayak.

    Spring

    A lovely time of year to walk all or a short part the Bingi Dreaming track – coastal banksias and a range of other wildflowers will be on display.

    Summer

    The perfect time of year for a family camping holiday by the beach – try Congo campground near Moruya or Beachcomber Holiday Park near Bodalla.

    Winter

    Head to Mystery Bay for a picnic and spot of whale watching. be sure to take your binoculars for a close up view.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    18°C and 23°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6°C and 17°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    July

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Learn more

    Bingi Dreaming track is in Eurobodalla National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Aboriginal cultural heritage

    Bingi Dreaming track, Eurobodalla National Park. Photo: Christina Bullivant

    Eurobodalla National Park is the traditional Country of the Yuin People. The park's landscape provided a rich source of food, shelter, medicines and weapons and continues to be an important place for Aboriginal people today. Walk the Bingi Dreaming track to follow the footsteps of the Brinja-Yuin People. Dreaming tracks traditionally linked the places visited by local Aboriginal people, then extended to connect other places utilised by neighbouring clans so that all Aboriginal people in Australia were connected by these unique highways.

    • Bingi Dreaming track Head out for a day walk on the Bingi Dreaming track, a coastal walk that traces the ancient Song Lines of the Yuin Aboriginal people. Enjoy stunning views as you walk.

    Birds galore

    Shore birds at Bingi Point, Eurobadalla National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

    Eurobodalla National Park provides an important habitat for a wide variety of birds, with 131 bird species having been recorded in the park. Estuaries and headlands within the park are important over-wintering areas for migratory birds, including 17 species of waders. In the summer, you may be lucky enough to see little terns nesting on the ground on sand islands, sandspits and dunes. If you do, please take care not to disturb this precious bird. You may also catch a glimpse of a sooty owl roosting in eucalypt forests in deep moist gullies, or the hooded plover which was only recently recorded in the park with potential threats similar to those of the little tern.

    • Bingi Dreaming track Head out for a day walk on the Bingi Dreaming track, a coastal walk that traces the ancient Song Lines of the Yuin Aboriginal people. Enjoy stunning views as you walk.

    Historic heritage

    Mullimburra Point, Eurobodalla National Park. Photo: Christina Bullivant

    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.

    Water abounds

    1080 Beach, Eurobodalla National Park. Photo: Christina Bullivant

    Eurobodalla National Park contains a range of aquatic environments, including lagoons, lakes, estuaries, sheltered and wild beaches that protect a wide variety of plants and animals. For visitors, these aquatic environments offer a huge range of water-based activities, like waterskiing and boating at Corunna Lake, fishing and swimming around Mullimburra Point, surfing at 1080 Beach and paddling on Brou Lake and around Lake Tuross. It's the perfect place to visit during the summer holidays.

    Plants and animals you may see

    Animals

    • White-bellied sea eagle. Photo: John Turbill

      White-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)

      White-bellied sea eagles can be easily identified by their white tail and dark grey wings. These raptors are often spotted cruising the coastal breezes throughout Australia, and make for some scenic bird watching. Powerful Australian birds of prey, they are known to mate for life, and return each year to the same nest to breed.

    • Australian pelican. Photo: Rob Cleary

      Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)

      The curious pelican is Australia’s largest flying bird and has the longest bill of any bird in the world. These Australian birds are found throughout Australian waterways and the pelican uses its throat pouch to trawl for fish. Pelicans breed all year round, congregating in large colonies on secluded beaches and islands.

    • Humpback whale breaching. Photo: Dan Burns

      Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

      The humpback whale has the longest migratory path of any mammal, travelling over 5000km from its summer feeding grounds in Antarctica to its breeding grounds in the subtropics. Its playful antics, such as body-rolling, breaching and pectoral slapping, are a spectacular sight for whale watchers in NSW national parks.

    • Yellow-tailed black cockatoo. Photo: Peter Sherratt

      Yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)

      The yellow-tailed black cockatoo is one of the largest species of parrot. With dusty-black plumage, they have a yellow tail and cheek patch. They’re easily spotted while bird watching, as they feed on seeds in native forests and pine plantations.

    • Peron

      Peron's tree frog (Litoria peroni)

      Peron’s tree frog is found right across NSW. These tree-climbing and ground-dwelling Australian animals can quickly change colour, ranging from pale green-grey by day, to a reddish brown with emerald green flecks at night. The male frog has a drill-like call, which has been described as a 'maniacal cackle’.

    Environments in this park

    Education resources (1)

    Bingi Dreaming walking track, Eurobodalla National Park. Photo: Christina Bullivant