The Landscape

Australia’s Coastal Wilderness

“When astronauts on the International Space Station peer at the Australian coastline at night, the twinkling lights of cities give way to untouched wilderness halfway between Sydney and Melbourne. By dawn’s light this is revealed to be a spectacular network of National Parks, dotted with dramatic mountains and lapped by sapphire blue waters teeming with life.

Stretching from the far South Coast of New South Wales to East Gippsland in Victoria, this is Australia’s Coastal Wilderness – a destination rich in culture and nature so precious, parts of it have been declared a UNESCO world Biosphere Reserve.” – Journeys in Australia’s Coastal Wilderness. 

The Sapphire Coast

Tanja Lagoon Camp is situated on the The Sapphire Coast (The Bega Valley) which stretches from Wallaga Lake near Bermagui to the NSW border near Eden. This covers the northern half of Australia’s Coastal Wilderness.

The Sapphire Coast has 225 kilometres of coastal fringe with 101 beaches and 26 estuaries. Marine ecosystems of many different kinds can be found here, including sheltered lagoons, tidal estuaries, mangrove ecosystems, seagrass beds and rocky reefs. 

Over 70% of The Sapphire Coast is made up of National Parks.

Mimosa Rocks National Park

Mimosa Rocks National Park, embraces 20km of spectacular coastline between Tathra and Bermagui. Tanja Lagoon Camp is nestled amongst it’s Spotted Gum forests and their understorey of beautiful Burrawang Palms. As you walk the lagoon track towards the coast, the Spotted Gum forests give way to magical Bangalay Sand Forest.

Mimosa Rocks National Park is dominated by intricately folded and faulted sedimentary rocks. The colours and patterns on the rocks and cliffs along the beaches are a special feature of the park and the region.

The park takes its name from the Paddle Steamer “Mimosa” that wrecked in 1863 after running onto rocks at the northern end of the park.

Click here for information. about other national parks of the Sapphire Coast Region.

Mimosa Rocks National Park

Mimosa Rocks National Park, embraces 20km of spectacular coastline between Tathra and Bermagui. Tanja Lagoon Camp is nestled amongst it’s Spotted Gum forests and their understorey of beautiful Burrawang Palms. As you walk the lagoon track towards the coast, the Spotted Gum forests give way to magical Bangalay Sand Forest.

Mimosa Rocks National Park is dominated by intricately folded and faulted sedimentary rocks. The colours and patterns on the rocks and cliffs along the beaches are a special feature of the park and the region.

The park takes its name from the Paddle Steamer “Mimosa” that wrecked in 1863 after running onto rocks at the northern end of the park.

Click here for information. about other national parks of the Sapphire Coast Region.

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