Horse Head Rock
Horse Head Rock is an incredible natural rock formation, resembling that of a horses head. This area around Wallaga Lake offers many incredible rock sculptures, including nearby camel rock. This spot is found just before Bermagui - A great spot to head if you are wanting nice food in a stunning coastal town.
The Rock formations are considered to be one of the oldest in Australia, dating back to around 50 million years. You can get right up to the rock or view it from above, the choice is yours.
Starting The Walk
Before starting this walk, it's important to note that there are no fences along the way and there are steep cliff edges. Please be diligent on the walk and watch your footing at all times, and avoid taking children on this walk for their safety. If you decided to view horse head rock from ground level, please remember you can only access it via walking along the rocks at low tide.
The walk to Horse Head Rock takes place from camel Rock Carpark. Here the parking spaces are rather limited so we recommend getting up bright and early so you don't have an extra-long walk ahead. The track isn't as obvious as you'd expect, with little to no signage along the way.
There are two paths you can take to view the rocks. One offers a ground view for the horse head, while the other offers an elevated view of the sculpture and Bermagui. Both require you to park in the same car park but the start of the track differs.
Camel Rock To Horse Head Rock
From the carpark, you will need to head directly to the beach to view horse head up close and personal. You will see a large rock formation on the beach - this is camel rock! You can walk right up to it and will just then need to follow the path along the rocks for roughly 200m before you'll reach horse head rock.
It will not be accessible this way during high tide. It's important to plan your trip according to tide times. You can view tide times here. To return, you just come back the same way. Remember to make it back before the tide rises and be careful!
The Elevated Path To Horse Head Rock
The elevated path to horse head rock offers stunning views of the Saphire coastline and also begins from the Camel Rock carpark. You will see the Yuin cultural heritage sign in the shape of a surfboard, the trail begins just behind that. You'll follow the worn in grass path up the hill. The trail will split at some stage, we stuck to the right to follow the cliff's edge along (path to the right) just to take in the beauty.
You'll see plenty of openings along this spot to take photos and view horse head rock from multiple angles. You'll continue to follow this path until you come to a clear opening of a field, which will offer you the best view of the rock formation.
Here you have the option to continue the walk on which will lead you to another car park eventually. It offers great bird sighting opportunities and more coastal views or you can head back the way you came to get back to the carpark and check out camel rock.
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