40% of Sapphire Coast’s land is made up of parks. The beautiful coastal tracks and the stunning bushwalking trails are the reasons as to why Sapphire Coast has been featured in the Tourism Australia Wilderness Coast.
Ben Boyd National Park is a beautiful national park situated on the Sapphire Coast which makes for a perfect bushwalking or camping site. The detailed rock formations, large areas of coastal heath and spotless beaches are some of the features that you can enjoy at this park.
Mimosa Rocks National Park, which is just a short drive from Bega, is named after the paddle steamer, Mimosa that wrecked in 1863 after it rammed into rocks on the northern part of the park. It offers a breathtaking national attraction that is made up of pure lagoons, quiet beaches and headland views.
The rocks at Mimosa have unique castle like features that are a result of faults, folds and intrusions that occurred in the rock over the years giving them a distinctive look.
Kangarutha Walking track, situated at the heart of Bournda National Park, offers a great view of the sea and give you a chance to watch the whales.
If you are not a fan of visiting parks, and you want to get out and enjoy nature to its fullest, you can also visit the Nethercote or Mumballa Falls, both of which provide a great day out and family fun at the swimming holes.