Aragunnu – Sunrise over the Ocean

Well, I’ve been camping at Aragunnu with some of the family for a few days.


View Larger Map Aragunnu beach with the rocky bays.

Aragunnu is in the Mimosa Rocks National Park in southern New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

South end of Aragunnu beach at sunrise.
South end of Aragunnu beach at sunrise.

Mimosa Rocks is mostly a coastal national park, extending a few kilometres inland in a few spots, but hugging the coast from Mogareeka, a little north of Tathra, about half way to Bermagui in the north.

The Aragunnu sunrise proceeds and the view changes. Tripod placed on a rock above the water line.
The Aragunnu sunrise proceeds and the view changes. Tripod placed on a rock above the water line.

Aragunnu Bay is, of course, right on the coast, with a sandy beach and a couple of rocky bays with excellent, sheltered diving.

As sunrise approaches, Aragunnu beach takes on a different mood. A photographer's delight.
As sunrise approaches, Aragunnu beach takes on a different mood. A photographer's delight.

We camped in the bush on the ridge, a few hundred metres one way to the sandy beach and a similar distance the other way to the rocky bays.

The sun has risen over Aragunnu beach. Flare from the sun's rays streams into the image adding to the composition.
The sun has risen over Aragunnu beach. Flare from the sun's rays streams into the image adding to the composition.

The boys did some diving and fishing, we all had a few swims and I took some photos.

As always at Aragunnu, the sun rose out to sea in the east, square on the southern end of the beach. This was one of my landscape photography spots.

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