Discover Batemans Bay and Eurobodalla
Once you’ve stepped off your boat, you’ll find an oasis of natural wonders, with protected waterways and coastlines and an assortment of national parks. The adventure doesn’t stop there, because the Eurobodalla region also offers a variety of tourist attractions, sporting venues, quaint towns and culinary experiences for you to enjoy. To find out more, contact the Batemans Bay Visitor Information Centre on 1800 802 528, open between 9.00am and 5.00pm daily, or visit www.eurobodalla.com.au—you won’t be disappointed.
Transport & accommodation
To make the most of your stay, you’ll want to have easy access to everything on offer. You can hire a bike, a kayak, take a ride on a bus, catch a taxi, or get a rental car for as long as you need it. To get cosy on dry land, Batemans Bay has a wide range of accommodation options to suit. There is four-star accommodation across the road at the newly renovated Quays Hotel, or you could rent an entire house—the choice is yours.
The Eurobodalla region has more than 100km (62m) of spectacular coastline and pristine hinterland, along with 83 beaches for you to explore. Whether you’re after a surf beach or a protected bay with gentle waves, you’re sure to have a fabulous beach experience. Local surf beaches include Broulee, North Head at Moruya and McKenzies Beach south of Batemans Bay. Patrolled beaches include Broulee, Malua Bay, Moruya, Tuross Head and Narooma.
National parks & wildlife
With 15 national parks, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Highlights are Murramang National Park with its beautifully preserved coastlines and eastern grey kangaroos, while Deua National Park is a haven for birdlife, wallabies, possums and the rare tiger quoll. For one of the greatest wildlife adventures in Australia, snorkel or scuba dive with seals off Montague Island, home to thousands of seals, penguins and many bird species, and the perfect location for whale and dolphin watching.
Local food & produce
A cheese-making region since the 1870s and home to some of the finest wine cellars, cheese and wine are a highlight of the culinary experience in Eurobodalla. Batemans Bay itself is famous for its seafood and gourmet Clyde River oysters. If you love freshly-shucked oysters, look no further than The Farm Gate or Wray Street Oyster Shed on the banks of the Clyde River. You can also pick your own berries at Clyde River Berry Farm or savour local produce at growers’ markets. Two of the best are SAGE Farmers Market at Moruya and Tilba Growers Market at Tilba.
Heritage & culture
Visit historic villages like Tilba, where you can relax in cafes, wander through galleries and collect unique items from boutique stores. Other highlights are the former gold mining town of Mogo, with its vibrant arts scene, and Bodalla, a charming heritage town dating back to the 1800s.The region also boasts fine craftspeople and gifted artisans. You’ll find their works in the many galleries in the region. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, don’t miss the Apma Creations Aboriginal Art Gallery. Other highlights are the Artisans Nest Gallery, Batemans Bay Visitors Centre Art Gallery and Congo Crafts
Sports & adventure
Take a snorkel and dive tour or perhaps you’d rather whale watching. Sightsee by seaplane or hire a kayak. Take surfing lessons, go horse riding or chase marlin offshore. For the more adventurous, don’t miss your opportunity to skydive over the stunning New South Wales south coast.If you’d like a round of golf, the region’s golf clubs boast some of the most spectacular views on the South Coast. Some of the best are the famous Narooma Golf Club, which offers a challenge to serious golfers while being a pleasure to play for the not-so-serious, and Catalina Country Club, Batemans Bay’s 27-hole championship golf course.