Head to Bingie
Nominated by National Parks as one of the best walks in
a special walk – dramatic views, varied landscapes and lots
of birds and animals. And it’s amazing to think that it
is a Dreaming track from ancient times.”
Follow in the
footsteps of the Brinja-Yuin people as you walk the Bingi Dreaming
Dreaming tracks or Song Lines link the places visited by Aboriginal
people, the Bingi Dreaming track links campsites, ceremonial and
trade sites, fresh water and plentiful coastal food sources. Along
the way, you might see stone artefacts or patches of shell middens.
The walk passes
through different types of coastal habitat; there are great opportunities
for birdwatching among the heathlands, forests and lakeshores
and you’re likely to see kangaroos and wallabies relaxing
in the sun.
If you’re walking during whale watching
season, be sure to stop off at one of the vantage points along
the way for a glimpse of the majestic creatures, as well as panoramic
views of Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) and Baranguba (Montague Island).
from Tuross Head in the south to Congo in the north, you can start
the 14km walk from either end, or break it up into a few shorter
walks to enjoy over a couple of days. There are lots of places
to stop for a swim or picnic along the way so don’t forget
to take your swimmers and a towel.
Above: On the rock platform at Kellys Point at Bingie Bingie,
you'll find the remains of the boiler of the SS Monaro, an iron
screw steamship that was wrecked on 29 May 1879.
Tuross Head to Congo Headland or halfway to Bingie.
at Tuross Head "The Bingie Dreaming Track" follows part
of the dreaming track used by the Brinja-Yuin people. It has some
great vantage points for whale watching and passes through a variety
of plant communities from eucalyptus forests to heath lands.
spring wildflowers are at their colourful best and bird enthusiasts
will be well rewarded with a variety of species at any time of
the year. This coastal walk includes some sections along sandy
are the spectacular views of beaches, headlands and islands and
the shades of ochre and rust in the rocks around Bingie Headland.
Plenty of picturesque and secluded places to stop and swim.
well deserved end point for refreshments are the cafes and restaurants
at the end of the Tuross cycleway along Nelson Parade, Tuross
and be aware the inland track can become overgrown at times. For
a shorter walk you may wish to start or turn around at Merringo
or do a car shuffle at either end.
16km one way (do a car shuffle) from Tuross Head to Congo, or
8km one way and 16km return from Congo Headland to Bingie Bingie
6 hours inlcuding a few breaks
Access: Coila Lake bar and follow the signs
Bingie Residents Association, who first created
the Dreaming Track from Congo to Bingie, extended this marvelous
walking track to Tuross Head.
The route from Tuross to Bingie starts at the north-east edge
of the lake of Coila Beach making its way around the foreshore
of Coila Lake and then continues along the pipeline easement and
Telecom easements to pass by the sewerage depot which attracts
an incredible cross section of birdlife. .
When Coila Lake is too high an alternative route follows the sea
here to see the excellent four-page Tuross Bingie walking track
here for a National Park brochure and map to help you find your
Dreaming Track Working Bee photos