Seven Mile Beach (New South Wales)

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Seven Mile Beach at sunset
Seven Mile Beach and Mt Coolangatta; looking south from Geroa NSW Australia
Sand and shells on Seven Mile Beach NSW Australia

Seven Mile Beach is a long beach with strong historical reference just south of Gerringong in the Shoalhaven area of New South Wales, Australia.

In 1933 Seven Mile Beach was used by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith as the runway for the first commercial flight between Australia and New Zealand. It also has a little river/lake.

The area contains a unique littoral rainforest with several rainforest plants at their southern most limit of distribution,[1] as well as a beach/dune/wetland ecosystem[2] and has been used for studying sand dunes and their vegetation. Surrounding the beach are spinifex, coast wattle, tea-tree, coast banksia, she-oaks, bangalay, saw banksia, southern mahogany and burrawangs.[3]

Its bird population includes honeyeaters, currawongs, crimson rosellas, thornbills, kookaburras, ravens, grey fantails, eastern whipbirds and white-throated treecreepoers, and even white-breasted sea eagles.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ * Floyd, A.G., Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, Inkata Press 1989, ISBN 0-909605-57-2
  2. ^ "Why is the Ecology of Seven Mile Beach Valuable?". Gerroa Environmental Protection Society. Retrieved on 2008-04-29
  3. ^ a b Sydney Morning Herald Traveller. Retrieved on 2009-09-10

Coordinates: 34°49′49″S 150°45′22″E / 34.8304°S 150.7561°E / -34.8304; 150.7561