Our half day tour today took in the spectacular beaches and cliffs of the Central Eurobodalla region stretching from Broulee Island to Congo Beach.
Starting with a moderate 90 minute walk around and over Broulee Island, our guests observed sea birds including Sea Eagles, Cormorants, Petrels and Terns while on land we saw (at a distance), a venomous Red Bellied Black Snake. The sunny yet cool conditions were ideal for walking through the interior of Broulee Island ensuring that we enjoyed a close examination of the Coastal Banksia Forest.
After morning tea supplied by VIP Private Tours, we traveled to Shelley Beach located 5 kilometers east of the township of Moruya. There we explored the Moruya Rivermouth and climbed to the summit of Toragy Point where we observed seals frolicking in and around the rocks and sea birds diving for fish. Toragy Point is renown for have some of the region’s oldest graves with the earliest dating back to 1877.
Our tour concluded at Congo, a tiny hamlet located in the Eurobodalla National Park. Congo has unspoilt beaches, the landlocked Congo Creek and pretty beach walks. With the aid of our guide, look closely and you’ll see evidence of the area’s Aboriginal inhabitants, the Walbunga people of the Yuin Nation. Congo is a favoured food gathering area for Aboriginal people and the extensive middens show that the area has been important for many thousands of years. The Congo site is also a source of ochre used for ceremonial purposes.