Gillards Beach campground. Pic: nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

The tranquil Mimosa Rocks National Park is located roughly midway between Sydney and Melbourne, amidst the striking section of the NSW far south coast known as the Sapphire Coast.

The southbound drive from Sydney takes around five to six hours, depending on traffic, while Melbourne residents should add an hour to their travel estimate.

It’s a tad far from either capital for an overnighter, but perfectly positioned for a long weekend getaway.

Mimosa Rocks is home to some ripper campsites, right by the beach, and the coastal proximity of all the main campgrounds ensures easy access to popular fishing spots and surf breaks that litter the area.


4WDING: The roads within the park are unsealed but very manageable for any 4WD vehicle, some areas can become slippery after heavy rain.

FISHING is the prime recreational activity in the area, and there is never any shortage of angling options.

Whiting, bream and dusky flathead make up the bulk of the catch from the beaches over summer, but there are some big mulloway lurking in the deeper gutters behind the breakers… tempt them with fresh squid, tailor or beachworm baits.


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

CAMPING is available at Picnic Point, Middle Beach and Gillards Beach.

Toilets are provided at all sites and Gillards Beach also has picnic tables and fireplaces with wood provided.

Fees of $24.60 per campsite (up to six people) apply per night. Bookings must be made online HERE

FUEL is available at Moruya, Bermagui and Narooma.

MORE INFO is available at www.environment.nsw.gov.au

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