Wednesday 16 August 2017
Photos by Carol and Phillip
Though dark clouds were threatening rain at our meeting point in Batemans Bay, by the time we reached the start of our walk at Congo, blue skies prevailed. From here, fifteen walkers set off from the northern end of the “Bingi Dreaming Track” heading toward Mullimburra Point for lunch.
Traditionally these “Dreaming Tracks” or ” Link Lines” joined places visited by local Aboriginal people whether to access campsites, trade sites, freshwater and coastal food sources. These were often extended to connect other places utilised by neighbouring clans.
The walk wanders through coastal habitat including, heathland, forests and lake shores. Meringo headland offers an excellent vantage point, not only for views both up and down the coast, but also whale watching. Though walkers were hoping for a whale sighting, the strong winds had whipped up a sea of “white caps” making sightings difficult.
After a pleasant 5km walk we arrived at Mullimburra point, from here we headed down to Honeymoon Bay for lunch, before retracing our steps back to the cars. The Bingi Dreaming Track is a well signposted track and offers much for visitors to our region.