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Nelson Lagoon

Mimosa Rocks National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Nelson Lagoon.

Getting there and parking

Nelson Lagoon is in the southern part Mimosa Rocks National Park. To get there:

  • From Tathra, follow Tathra-Bermagui Road.
  • Turn right onto Nelson Lake Road and follow the signs to Nelson Beach
  • Nelson Lagoon is a short walk from the carpark

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Nelson Beach.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

Head to one of the park's headlands for great whale watching – don't forget your binoculars for up close views.

Summer

A great time for a family camping holiday by the beach, try Aragunnu campground or Gillards campground .

Winter

Keep your eyes on the parks winter-flowering plants, like spotted gums, mugga ironbark and coastal banksia for honeaters and lorikeets.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

44.5°C

Winter temperature

Average

2°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

-8.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February and March

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

454.2mm

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.

  • Strong rips and currents can occur across the sand flats and in channels of the Nelson Lagoon, and are more prominent during the change in tide. Strong rips and currents may also be present at nearby beaches.
  • There are many patrolled beaches nearby, please see Surf Life Saving Australia

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

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).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

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 pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Wajurda Point beach view. Photo: John Yurasek