Looking for a day hike that captures the senses, gets the blood pumping and dives deep into local Aboriginal culture? Bingi Dreaming Track is the hike for you. Check it out!
- Discovering Aboriginal culture and songlines
- Whale watching from the glorious headlands
- Tramping through an array of landscapes
- Emerging at Coila Lake at the end of the walk
The trail weaves through scrubland, gum-filled forests, across isolated beaches and past picturesque headlands, before spitting you out at the stunning Coila Lake. It’s a perfect day hike, especially in the spring when wildflowers colour the path. If you’re in Eurobodalla, put this at the top of your list and make sure you tick it off!
This gorgeous stretch of coastline is a sacred space for the Yuin people. It links up places used by Aboriginal people, for trade, camping and ceremonies.
Bingi Bingi means full of sustenance, which makes complete sense when you learn the area is stocked full of goodies – fresh water, an abundance of land and sea animals to eat and plants for food and medicine. It’s little wonder why this land holds so much importance for the Yuin people. It’s absolutely rich with everything needed for a healthy life – including soul-rejuvenating views.
Eyes Wide Open For Wildlife
The Eurobodalla National Park is home to an abundance of wildlife that are always stumbling across your path. Sniffly little echidnas can be found rustling in the bushes, black swans sail across the lake and lizards laze in the sun all day long. Be sure to keep one eye on the ocean so you don’t miss dolphins gallivanting in the waves and whales blowing their tops.
Short On Time But Still Want The Stoke?
At 13.5km the Bingi Dreaming Track is the perfect length for a day hike – but that’s only in one direction. If you only have one car, you might get to the end, have to turn around and walk all the way back again – that’s a 27km day! We recommend leaving a car at either end of the track so you can walk at a leisurely pace.
If you can’t car shuffle, you can walk a shorter loop of the track instead. Start at Tuross Heads, walk the track to Bingi Bingi Point then back to the car via the beach. This is an 11km round trek but still sees heaps of the top features of the track, including Coila Lake.
- Sun protection – hat, sunscreen
- Lunch and snacks
- Camera to prove to your mates the views are real
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Water! There isn’t anywhere to fill up on the way
- A walking buddy
How To Get There
The track can either be started at Congo or Tuross Heads (we recommend Congo so you finish with a stunning view of the lake). Both locations are a short drive east from the Princess Highway between Moruya and Bodalla.
At Tuross Heads the track is right by the entrance to the beach. At Congo the track starts just off of Congo Road as it rounds a corner.
- Count all the different animals you spot!
- Scramble out across the rocks at Bingi Bingi Point
- Stop off for plenty of ocean swims
- Learn about the Aboriginal significance of the area
- Whale watch
Intermediate – There are a few short, steep hills, but the track is well-marked and relatively wide. It often crosses sandy beaches which can be uneven.
Distance Covered / Duration
13.5km one way / 4-6 hours depending on how many snack breaks you take
All photography by Fin Matson