About the campsite
- Sites have room for vehicles of all shapes and sizes, but none are powered.
- Cold showers.
- Centrally placed water taps.
- Pit toilets.
- Firewood can be purchased on site.
- Gas and ice available from nearby farm.
- The closest supermarket is Narooma, although some provisions are available from Central Tilba.
- Dogs allowed on leash and under control at all times.
- Bookings not required – please see caretaker on site.
Mystery Bay activities
- Explore its fantastic beaches and rocky coves.
- Swim in the bay’s beautiful turquoise waters.
- Surf at Mystery Bay and neighbouring beaches.
- Beach fishing nearby.
- A sand boat ramp at Mystery Bay is sometimes difficult to access and needs a 4WD. More accessible ramps at Narooma, Bermagui and Corunna Lake.
The mystery of Mystery Bay
The discovery of a holed fishing boat on rocks at Mutton Fish Point (also called Corunna Point) on Sunday, 10 October 1880, alerted the world to one of the south coast’s most curious mysteries.
Before then, Mystery Bay was called Mutton Fish Bay because of its plentiful abalone (mutton fish). It became known as Mystery Bay after that fateful day and the mysterious disappearance of NSW Mines Department geological surveyor Lamont Young and his four companions. Young had been sent from Sydney to survey the new Montreal goldfields between here and Bermagui.
All were believed murdered but the Police could not determine where it occurred or by whom. The bodies were never found. The mystery remains unsolved.
Attractions around Mystery Bay
- Charters from Narooma
- Whale watching cruises (late September-November )
- Ocean fishing charters
- Montague Island Tours - Half-day tours to Montague Island Nature Reserve to see seals, Little Penguins and other nesting birds in season and historic lightstation. Overnight tours can be arranged.
- Wagonga Inlet cruises
- See main stream and art house films in the heritage listed Narooma Kinema www.naroomacinemas.com
- Explore nearby historic villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba www.tilba.com.au.
- Explore historic Bodalla, north of Narooma, birthplace of Australia’s commercial cheese industry.
- Visit the fishing village of Bermagui and the Fishermen’s Wharf.