Eurobodalla is home to a world-class gallery of amazing formations and folds of sandstone, siltstone, shale, granite and basalt along the coast.

Some places date back as far as 510 million years, while the coastline itself was shaped around 90 to 70 million years ago.

Covering over 40kms of dramatic coastline north from Batemans Bay, you’ll discover Murramarang National Park features beaches, rock platforms, spotted gum forests and rainforest gullies, all surrounding the beautiful Durras Lake.

With spectacular rock formations millions of years in the making, magnificent spotted and blue gum forests and a community of native animals and birdlife, the park is a must for geology enthusiasts, photographers and bush walkers.

The spotted gums here can grow right down to shore, offering plenty of shade in the warmer months and a cool leafy, picturesque backdrop.

Glasshouse Rocks and pillow lava
Surf Beach at Narooma has two dramatic geological sites at either end of the sandy beach, which also looks out to Montague Island.
At the southern end lie the imposing Glasshouse Rocks – which are possibly the most photographed rocks along the Eurobodalla coastline and have been recognised by the Geological Society of Australia. The Glasshouse Rocks are Narooma Chert, which is a mix of sedimentary chert and shale, and are part of the Cambrian/Ordovician Wagonga Group, dating between 510-440 million years old. It’s easy to see the aesthetic chevron folds in a number of the rocks, where the sedimentary layers have been squeezed into zig zag patterns.
Australia Rock is a popular photo opportunity. Viewed at just the right angle, the hole in the rock at Wagonga Head has an uncanny resemblance to a map of Australia (minus Tasmania).

Other great spots to check out the varied geology of the landscape are Murramarang National Park, Bingie Bingie Point, Guerilla Bay, Mystery Bay, Gulaga Mountain.

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