Bingie Bingie Point
Bingie Bingie Point is a site of intense interest to geologists and their students because of the prolific and spectacular display of intrusive igneous rocks on the northern side of the point, which lies at the northern end of Bingie Beach. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service says the area is regarded as outstanding among exposures of igneous intrusive rocks in New South Wales and is the main geological point of interest in Eurobodalla National Park. It is where a complex association of two igneous rock types exists - granite (Tuross Head tonalite) and gabroic diorite (Bingie Bingie suite).
Intrusive rock bodies are masses of magma which have cooled and crystallized below the earth's surface as opposed to having been formed from a volcanic eruption and cooled on the surface. The Bingie Bingie Point rocks are part of the early Devonian granites of the Moruya batholith and are 415 to 390 million years old. A batholith is a body of rock that has formed in the earth's crust and is usually granite.
Bingie Bingie Point is also on the Bingi Dreaming Track, which is a coastal path used by the Brinja-Yuin people prior to European development. The track is a total of 13.5 km and runs from Congo south to Tuross Head. The point is easily accessible and well worth a visit whether to explore the rocks or to walk a part of the Bingi Dreaming Track.
How to get there: Follow the Princes Highway south out of Moruya for about 9km. Take the turn off at Bingi Road to Bingi and Congo. Follow Bingi Road for about seven kilometres until the T-junction and a sign pointing to Bingie Point and Eurobodalla National Park, turn right (this is still Bingi Road) follow the road for a few kilometres and then turn left (again this is still Bingi Road) and follow the road down to the Bingie Bingie Point. There are no amenities.
What to do: Walk amongst the rocks and see the contrast, take in the 360 degree view; walk to Tuross or Congo, take a deck chair and watch for whales; practise your photography.
Below: The cool magma rock formations of Bingie Bingie Point