Australia - Dreaming Stories:
Above Wallaga Lake and Tilba Tilba, and dominating the skyline of the Bermagui-Tilba region is
Gulaga (Mount Dromedary). Gulaga has great spiritual significance to the local
Aboriginals, it is the sacred mountain of the Yuin people. The mountain features huge granite rock formations, some of which
seem to be balancing. Local guided tours are available, with some walks taking
about 5 hours. The summit offers expansive views right down the coast.
the name of Little Dromedary and Montague Island is known as Barranguba. Gulaga
means ghost, although it is also a womens mountain, cathedral, teacher,
healer and according to the indigenous lore, the source of all life. Gulaga is
The mountain was named Mount Dromedary by Captain Cook because it looked like the shape of a
camel with its bumps, it is today part of the 4,600 ha Gulaga National Park,
which has been handed back to the Aboriginal custodians. The indigenous
Aboriginal people tell you to look at Gulaga from two different angles and you
can see a man and a women. Near the summit of Gulaga there are spectacular
granite tors, where Aboriginal people were taught the lore. Each of the dozens
of tors has a story associated with it.
Access: 10 km north of Bermagui along the Wallaga Lake Road. You can enter the
park on foot from the Princes Highway but the lake areas are best accessed by
boat. Hire boats from Regatta Point or Beauty Point.
Gulaga National Park,
NSW National Parks
The former Wallaga Lake National Park and Goura
Nature Reserve were absorbed into Gulaga National Park.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.