Exploring | Bingi Bingi Point, Far South Coast NSW

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Looking out towards Bingi Bingi Point

After our trip to Eden, James suggested we take Jasper out to Bingi Bingi Point to do some not-so-crazy-on-the-edge-of-a-cliff exploring of rocks to give him more awareness, burn some energy and have some fun.

Bingi was my first ever attempt at navigating rocks and, in my memory, it was pretty terrifying as a non-coordinated person with no previous experience.  Thankfully, I’ve since had some practice and could see the value in a day trip without too much trepidation.

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Mount Dromedary (Gulaga) photo bombing

Bingi Bingi Point is located in the Eurobodalla National Park, right next to Kellys Lake beach.

We met grandpa in the small car park and started on our way. The day was absolutely stunning, perfect blue skies with a spattering of light clouds (for photographic purposes, of course).

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The view from the track out to the point is stunning with the deep blues and turquoise of the ocean meeting the almost white blue of the sky on the horizon and the waves producing a border of churning whites as they crashed and cascaded on the rocks.

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On our way out, we went out along the rocky edge (on the left hand side of my top photo), picking our way towards the edge. In these settings I can really see and appreciate the strong, coordinated bodies my both of my daughters have been blessed with.

I love to watch them weighing up the possible routes, finding the right footholds and how they know their limits but test them with a gentle probing which eventually leads to breaking through to a new level of confidence and ability.

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Noticing the different layers of rocks

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Jasper, on the other hand, jumps and runs indiscriminately. He will sloppily follow the general direction his sisters have taken without noting their carefully chosen path.

James holds his hand and Jasper will simply let James take the slack as he launches himself off a rock. When there was a flatter patch of rocks, we would allow him to maneuver them himself and get a feel  for taking more calculated risks.

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Found it!!

Out at the very point you can find rusted remains of the SS Monaro, which ran ashore in 1879.

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SS Monaro wreckage

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There are lots of rusted bits and pieces to look at.

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Seal flipper

In the rise and fall of the waves, just before they would crash into the rocks right at the edge of the point, Ellie spotted a single seal flipper. This is all we saw of him but it was thrilling none-the-less.

It seemed to me that the owner of that flipper was having a nice, relaxing float which seemed so crazy given the force of the ocean around it. If I were a seal I would be in the protected cove around the side, where the water was gently lapping at the sand.

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Just Chillin’

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Exercising on the rocks, as you do

The more we do these things the more I want to get out and do. I’m making a list of things to do/see in all the little towns around and can’t wait to see what surprises each will offer.

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The best thing, I think, is the bonding we’re experiencing as a family.

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What other places should I be putting on my list?

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13 Comments

  1. Wonderful photos Becky, looks like a fantastic family day.

    • Thanks Lisa, it really was!

  2. How cool is that seal flipper – what a great shot. Bet the kids had a ball?

    • I love the seal flipper, I couldn’t believe she spotted it (this shot was with my zoom lens!)
      They all loved it, such a nice way to spend time together.

  3. Great photos, the sky and the grey rocks. What a place for a family day.

    • Thanks Claire. It certainly made for a stunning outlook.

  4. Looks like some special family memories were made. What a great place to explore.

  5. Gorgeous memories. I haven’t beard of Bingi Bingi. Must explore it next time we’re down south 🙂

  6. Oh It looks divine! That’s the sort of thing I love doing as a family.

  7. I did part of this walk when I was road tripping down the coast. It’s so beautiful, isn’t it? I want to go and do the whole Eurobodalla coast walk with friends and camp along the way…

  8. Fab pictures. You make me want to escape to the sea! I love to explore the coast. Lucky shot of the seal waving to you !

  9. Bindi looks like a an awesome and beautiful place to go exploring. I can imagine a day out with a picnic lunch here 🙂

  10. What an interesting place to explore. I’m pretty sure my parents would have taken me there as a child.

    Thanks so much for linking up for our worth casing blog of the month at Agent Mystery Case. We announce our winner tonight and open the link for August.

    Looking forward to ‘casing’ your blog further over the weekend and we would love feature you.

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