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Nelson Beach

Mimosa Rocks National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Nelson Beach 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 Beach is a short walk from the carpark

    Park entry points

    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

    Facilities

    Carpark

    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.

    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).

    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