Monument Beach ride from Bendalong
Conjola National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Monument Beach ride from Bendalong is a cycling route through Conjola National Park leading to a picnic area with scenic ocean views and a historic monument.
- Conjola National Park
- 6.5km one-way
- Time suggested
- Opening times
- Monument Beach ride from Bendalong is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- What to
- Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
- Please note
There's limited reception in this park.
Monument Beach ride from Bendalong is one of many cycling routes weaving through Conjola National Park. This route takes you along unsealed roads through turpentine and blackbutt forest to Monument Beach picnic area where there are scenic views of the rocky coastline and vast ocean.
The monument commemorates the wreck of the clipper ship Walter Hood, which was originally built for trade between Australia and China. In 1870, bound for Sydney, Walter Hood was caught in a gale and wrecked on the reef off Monument Beach. The monument is also the burial site of the captain and crew.
Pack a picnic and go for a cycle with family or friends along this well-signposted route. In spring the landscape will be alive with wildflowers such as wattle and banksia. You’ll also want to keep your binoculars handy to get a look at the many native birds these flowers attract.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Ulladulla office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- 02 4454 9500
- Lot 9 Blackburn Industrial Estate, 6 Coller Road Ulladulla NSW 2539
- in Conjola National Park in the South Coast region
Conjola National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.