Experience nature in unbridled coastal wilderness, retune your body clock and challenge yourself in unspoilt national parks.
Travel through unspoilt temperate forests on your way to isolated beaches and estuaries. Take a coastal walk along a rugged headland, launch a kayak or drop a line to catch a fish.Mimosa Rocks National Park hugs the coast for 20 kilometres, hiding secluded spots such as Bithry Inlet, Moon Bay and Nelson Beach. The park was named after the SS Mimosa, wrecked on rocks visible from Aragunnu, a sacred site of the Yuin people for tens of thousands of years.
Mumbulla Creek Falls in Biamanga National Park includes a wheelchair-accessible walkway and viewing platform at the water falls. Bournda National Park is a birdwatchers and wildlife lovers paradise including the epic and sacred Wallagoot Lake and the freshwater Bondi Lake. Wadbilliga National Park encompasses Brogo Dam, and is a haven for kayakers and fishers. For extreme isolation, where all you have is all you can carry, Nadgee Nature Reserve is for you.
Near the fishing port of Eden, Mount Imlay National Park lies between Ben Boyd National Park and the South East Forests National Park. Rising almost 900 metres above is Balawan or Mount Imlay. Finally, the South East Forests National Park straddles the coastal escarpment and is home to all that a wilderness can offer: tall forests, vivid rock formations, old sea caves, tumbling streams punctuated by waterfalls and waterholes, escarpments, gorges and panoramic views - and all the solitude you could want.
The Sapphire Coast is home to one-third of Australia’s bird species, over 50 mammal species and 1000 varieties of plants. There is such diversity along our 225 kilometre coastline that UNESCO declared parts of it a World Biosphere Reserve.