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Top 5 Things To Do in Batemans Bay

Published
08 Dec 2021
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In the Eurobodalla region of NSW’s South Coast lies Batemans Bay, a beautiful coastal town that offers the complete package of natural beauty, opportunities to unwind by the sea, and world famous seafood!

A half day’s drive south of Sydney or just two hours east if you’re closer to Canberra, Batemans Bay is an ideal romantic getaway destination for two, and a hub of family-friendly fun.

Check out our top 5 things to do when visiting Batemans Bay...

get beached!

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Soft sand, clear water, and amazing surf breaks are waiting to greet you along the 100km of pristine coastline that make up the Eurobodalla region.

Choose to bask in year-round sunshine, explore rocky outcrops or enjoy a paddle in any of its protective bays. If catching waves is more your style, Durras, Depot, Mill Point and Pebbly Beach have always been popular with local groms.

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Also dotted with tiny islands that are reachable by boat or kayak, Bateman’s is perfect for anyone who loves life on the water. Eurobodolla Kayakers is a handy resource if joining forces with locals for an 11km round trip from Wimbie Beach around Tollgate Island sounds like your kind of fun.

Complemented by a temperate climate and a cosmopolitan cafe scene just off the sand, getting beached in Batemans is a great way to spend a long weekend or more!

LEARN SOME LOCAL HISTORY

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First established as a settlement in the 1830s, Batemans Bay is rich in history and worth the time to discover! 

Home to the Yuin Nation of the Walbunja people, who remain its traditional custodians, a number of sites in the region are culturally significant. These include Bundhoo (the Clyde River) which also flows through the neighbouring Shoalhaven region, and Burramoko Ridge (Hanging Rock), a large sandstone spire popular with mountain bikers and walkers. Both are inside the nearby Blue Mountains National Park.

For a trip down memory lane, head to Batemans Bay Heritage Museum. Recalling the history of the area’s coastal community through artefacts and interactive displays, the museum presents a thoughtful narrative of both European settlement and the region’s strong Aboriginal heritage

enjoy world class seafood

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You can’t visit Batemans Bay without treating yourself to a dozen (or more) succulent Clyde River oysters! 

Whether you prefer the taste of kilpatrick or au natural, there are several high-end or more casual options to choose from. The Pearly Oyster Bar on North Street and the Oyster Shed on Wray Street are two that deliver in opulent surrounds. If you like something a little more laid-back, the famous Innes family’s Boatshed has long been a must-do.

Not far away by the riverside, Starfish will serve you some of the freshest seafood going around for breakfast lunch and dinner, while Stingrays Ocean & Grill has that casual eatery vibe with something for the whole family,  including well-priced oysters by the dozen! 

Hit the trails

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Soak in the amazing coastline of the Eurobodalla by taking a bicycle ride along the waterfront. The Batemans Bay Cycleway is a scenic, easy ride which passes by several attractions including the Birdland Animal Park

Alternatively, plot a bush walk through the same trails along the enchanting Clyde River National Park. For a longer challenge, tackle the Corn Trail, which follows in the footsteps of history. 

If you’re running short on time? Try the Wasp Head Walk in Murramarang National Park.

GO kayaking and SNORKELLING

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Who doesn’t love immersing themselves in the deep blue with a little bit of underwater exploration!

The Batemans Bay Snorkelling Trail makes it easy by sign-posting three different snorkeling locations: Maloneys Beach, Sunshine Cove Beach, and Guerilla Bay. Each have their own unique and family-friendly features to discover, and you can finish off this full or half day experience with a picnic at Burrewarra Point.

Also, while you’re underwater, look out for some remarkable rocks that date back over 500 million years!

Looking for accommodation IN Batemans Bay?

Whether you’re camping, caravanning, or looking to stay in a fully self-contained cabin, G’day Parks has you covered!  Check out the below options, all of them are within easy distance of this much-loved family holiday destination on one of Australia’s favourite coastlines.

Pleasurelea Tourist Resort & Caravan Park - Batemans Bay

Ingenia Holidays Moruya - North Moruya

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