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Gold-Anchor Batemans Bay Marina is located in the Eurobodalla region of the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, 145nm south of Sydney and 87nm north of Eden. Geologically, it is situated in the far southern reaches of the Sydney basin.
Batemans Bay is a bustling coastal town with a population of around 12,000. A popular holiday destination, it is 151km (94m) by road from Canberra, the nearest major city and Australia’s capital.
While Batemans Bay Marina was built just 40 years ago, the town itself was established in the late 1800s around timber harvesting and sawmilling, fishing and oyster farming.
In the 1900s it grew as a regional centre due its proximity to Canberra and its popularity as a tourist destination for Canberra residents.
The last sawmill at Batemans Bay closed in 2012 and the region is now largely focused on sourcing and showcasing gourmet local produce and tourism.
The Clyde River is an iconic waterway within the region. Beginning its journey in the rugged coastal mountain ranges, the river flows into a broad, navigable estuary at Batemans Bay, after a journey of around 125km (78m).
Flowing through three national parks and 10 state forests in the Clyde Valley, the river system is one of the cleanest and most pristine in eastern Australia.
Batemans Bay Bridge
The north and south of Batemans Bay are linked with an iconic lift bridge, the Batemans Bay Bridge, over the mouth of the Clyde River. The bridge was opened in 1955, allowing for improved access to the coastline. Previously a ferry was the only option for river crossings.
The region has a delightfully temperate climate, ensuring many perfect days for outdoor pleasures. Hot summer days extend into balmy nights, and winter days are sunny and fresh.
Avoiding the extremes, the average maximum temperatures range from 24ºC in summer to 17ºC in winter, while average minimum temperatures range between 16ºC in summer and 7ºC in winter.