Mimosa Rocks National Park – Bermagui. Pic:

The Sapphire Coast of New South Wales is a criminally underrated stretch of coastal real estate reaching from Bermagui below Eden to the Victorian border.

The lush region lures in visitors with top-notch camping, scenic drives and access to a stretch of sparsely populated beachfront with plenty of space to stretch the legs.

The sleepy Mimosa Rocks National Park is five to six hours drive south of Sydney and offers visiting 4WDers access to a couple of ripper campsites positioned just back from the beach.

It’s a little far from the city for an overnight trip, but perfect for a long weekend getaway.

It’s not too far out of the way for Victorians looking to head north of the border for some fun in the sun, with the drive from Melbourne taking six to seven hours depending on traffic.


4WDING: The roads within the park are unsealed but very gentle in dry weather; keep an eye out for deteriorated track conditions after heavy rains.

FISHING from the beaches is very popular with a range of species on offer year round. Sand whiting and dusky flathead make up the bulk of summer hauls, while roving schools of tailor and Australian salmon are often thick during the winter months.


LOCATION: 435km south of Sydney, access is via the Princes Highway.

CAMPING is available at Picnic Point, Middle Beach and Gillards Beach. Basic facilities including toilets are available at all sites. Fees of $10 per adult and $5 per child per night apply.

FUEL is available at Moruya, Bermagui and Narooma.

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