Seven Mile Beach (New South Wales)
|Seven Mile Beach|
View of Seven Mile Beach, looking south from Gerroa
|Location||Gerroa and Shoalhaven Heads, New South Wales, Australia|
|Length||12.5 km (7.8 mi)|
|Patrolled by||Shoalhaven Heads Surf Life Saving Club|
|Hazard rating||7/10 (highly hazardous)|
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.
The area contains a unique littoral rainforest with several rainforest plants at their southernmost limit of distribution, as well as a beach/dune/wetland ecosystem and has been used for studying sand dunes and their vegetation. Surrounding the beach are spinifex, coast wattle, tea-tree, coast banksia, she-oaks, saw banksia, southern mahogany or bangalay, and burrawangs. It also has a little river/lake.
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.
- Floyd, A. G. (1989). Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia. Melbourne: Inkata Press. ISBN 0-909605-57-2.
- Sydney Morning Herald Traveller. Retrieved on 2009-09-10