Bingie and Coila Wallk

Thursday 21 March 2019

Photos by Ainslie and Karen

14 hikers set out from Bingi Headland on a 6km Easy walk to Coila lake. The walk started on the Dreaming Track in a light sprinkle and then sunshine which was pleasant walking conditions albeit in ‘Brisbane-like’ humidity.

The Dreaming Track heads south between the dunes that were extensively mined for sand before the Eurobodalla National Park was established. We passed through swamp mahogany and forest red gum vegetation before emerging onto the shore of Coila Lake for morning tea.

Looking down the lake towards Tuross we saw a few people who appeared to be camping on the shore. This small group turned into 17 when the Dalmeny-Narooma hiking club emerged from the forest onto the shoreline. They were doing a scheduled hike of the Dreaming Track in the opposite direction to us. After exchanging hellos they headed north to Bingi and we headed along the shore line of Coila Lake to Rob’s property at the northern end of the lake.

Rain started again just as we climbed onto the house deck and everyone enjoyed a restful and dry lunch.