Eurobodalla National Park

Overview

Great for a day trip or weekend getaway, Eurobodalla National Park, on the far south coast, offers fantastic camping, walking, surfing, whale watching and fishing.

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Eurobodalla National Park, on the far south coast of NSW, stretches from Moruya Head to Mystery Bay.

It’s an exceptional place to visit on a daytrip from one of the nearby coastal towns of Moruya, Narooma, Bodalla and Tuross Head, and offers a range of activities, so you’re bound to find something you enjoy.

Go surfing at 1080 Beach, or drop in your line at Brou Lake to try your luck at catching a fish or two. There are plenty of lookouts and headlands that offer amazing coastal views, as well as being great vantage spots for whale watching. You’re likely to see kangaroos and a range of birds around the park, plus the park’s lakes are popular for waterskiing and kayaking. If you’re keen to explore the park on foot, try the Bingi Dreaming track – a 14km walk along the coast south from Congo to Tuross Head.

You can camp by the beach at Congo campground, a popular spot for families or pitch your tent at Beachcomber Holiday Park; it's right by the beach and is a great spot to see kangaroos. Equally, if you’re camping in the park, you can always head out to explore quaint historic towns like Tilba and Mogo.

Current alerts in this area

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/eurobodalla-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • 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.

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Eurobodalla National Park.

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Eurobodalla National Park is accessible via a number of points along the Princes Highway – look for the signposts for particular areas.

    • Take the Mystery Bay turnoff to access southern areas of the park
    • Take Brou Lake Road to access the Brou Lake area of the park
    • Take Potato Point Road to access the Potato Point area of the park
    • Take South Head Road to access the area just south of Morurya

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    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    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

    Facilities

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    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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.

    Nearby towns

    Moruya (7 km)

    Moruya is a historic dairy town on the Moruya River surrounded by dairy pastures and rugged national parks.

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    Narooma (12 km)

    Narooma is Coastal town with superb beaches and abundant wildlife. Its set on the the foreshores wrapped around the Wagonga River estuary.

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    Tuross Head (25 km)

    Tuross Head is a relaxed but invigorating town with wonderful leisure facilities. It's built on a coastal headland surrounded by broad waterways to the west and the vast Coila Lake to the north.

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    Learn more

    Eurobodalla National Park is a special place. Here are just some of the reasons why:

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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's tree frog. Photo: Rosie Nicolai

      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

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    What we're doing

    Eurobodalla National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the OEH website for detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

    Understanding landscapes and geology

    Eurobodalla National Park is dedicated to the maintenance of its landscapes and scenery, and ensures this in conjunction with land and native vegetation conservation. NPWS programs are in operation in this park, designed to protect park assets and ensure the character of the landscape is maintained, along with the park’s coveted coastal views.

    Preserving biodiversity

    Eurobodalla National Park upholds its biodiversity by protecting its threatened, vulnerable and endangered species and working to recover key populations. Conservation activities are habitually carried out in this park and may include monitoring, research into the distribution, abundance and habitat requirements of those populations, as well as bush regeneration, pest management strategies and other rehabilitative measures.

    Conservation program

    BioNet

    Uniting technology with the vast collection of information on biodiversity in NSW, BioNet is a valuable database open to any user. From individual plant sightings to detailed scientific surveys, it offers a wealth of knowledge about ecology and threatened species in NSW. 

    Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

    Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Eurobodalla National Park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative within the park. Pest management of wildlife like foxes, and weeds such as sea spurge, is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity which exists within Eurobodalla National Park.

    Conservation program

    Containment of sea spurge

    A highly destructive coastal weed, sea spurge has spread around Australia since it was first recorded as an invasive species in 1927. On the NSW South Coast, collaborative containment efforts have made major inroads in combatting this weed as it progresses northward.

    Historic heritage in our parks and reserves

    Eurobodalla National Park boasts a strong goldrush and shipping history and NPWS celebrates this heritage. Development is minimised in this park to uphold its heritage values. Management and conservation programs are in operation and may include the addition or improvement of interpretive signage for visitor education, research into the historic significance of key sites and subsequent actions to preserve them.

    Developing visitor facilities and experiences

    The facilities and infrastructure in Eurobodalla National Park are continually maintained and upgraded to ensure an optimal visitor experience. NPWS regularly reviews recreational opportunities in this park, identifying areas for improvement and reviewing and assessing any human impact on park assets.

    Conserving our Aboriginal culture

    Where opportunities exist, NPWS encourages shared management of Eurobodalla National Park with members of local Aboriginal communities. NPWS and the Aboriginal community work together to monitor and conserve Aboriginal sites within the park and to mitigate any adverse impacts. Interpretive signage around key cultural sites is maintained and updated regularly. NPWS also liaises with Aboriginal representatives on park developments wherever possible.

    Managing fire

    NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.

    Conservation program

    Hazard reduction program

    Managing fire-prone NSW national parks requires a three-pronged approach, including fire planning, community education, and fuel management. When it comes to fuel like dead wood, NPWS conducts planned hazard reduction activities like mowing and controlled burning to assist in the protection of life, property and community.

    Coastline, Eurobodalla National Park. Photo: Christina Bullivant