The estuaries in which the Mimosa Rock Oysters grow are largely surrounded by national and state forests. Nelson Lagoon is 100% encapsulated within Mimosa Rocks National Park whilst the Wapengo Lake is bordered by the Mimosa Rocks National Park and Mumbulla State Forest. Being surrounding by national parkland ensures that the water is clean and of the highest standard for growing and producing rock oysters in Australia.
A great place to picnic and sit by the water, the tranquillity of the Nelson Lagoon is like no other. It is also a popular spot for birdwatching, fishing and if you’re feeling up for it, kayaking. Best experience the beauty of the national park during Spring by heading to one of the park’s headlands for great whale watching.
The Wapengo Lake is a pristine tidal lake between Bithry Inlet to the South and Picnic Point to the North. It is also fed by the Wapengo Creek, which on a high tide is navigable up to the bridge on the Tathra-Bermagui road. Ideal for tiny fishing, the lake has plenty of flatties around the weed and sea grass beds mainly Bream, Luderick, Whiting, Mullet and Garfish.
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