Batemans Bay & Eurobodalla

Highlights

Montague Island

Montague Island is a nature sanctuary home to thousands of seals, penguins, and many bird species. Go snorkeling or scuba diving with seals and book a tour to see little penguins meander home after a long day of fishing. The island is also a great location for whale and dolphin watching.

  • Swimming seals at Montague Island, Eurobodalla
  • Wagonga Inlet Narooma, Eurobodalla

About Batemans Bay & Eurobodalla

With its stunning white sand coastline, river estuaries and craggy headlands, the Batemans Bay and Eurobodalla region is an ideal holiday destination. It’s an area of great natural beauty which is home to several national parks, from the dramatic Murramarang National Park with its beautifully preserved coastline, and the spectacular Montague Island off the coast of Narooma, where you can swim and snorkel with the largest population of seals in the State.

The beaches of the Batemans Bay and Eurobodalla region are something special, home to protected bays with gentle waves, great for a relaxing day by the water. There are also some great surf beaches in the area; head to Broulee, North Head at Moruya or McKenzies Beach south of Batemans Bay for surfing and bodyboarding. Patrolled beaches include Broulee, Malua Bay, Moruya, Tuross Head and Narooma.

The region is known as Australia’s ‘Oyster Coast’, with the Clyde River and estuary, the cleanest of all the major rivers on Australia's east coast, famous for its oysters, which you’ll find on the menus of many local restaurants in the area. The Narooma Oyster Festival is held each May, celebrating the region’s food. Cheese and wine are also a highlight of Eurobodalla's local produce, and you’ll also find some great restaurants in the area.

Be sure to check out the region's historic villages like Tilba, where you can relax in cafes, wander through craft galleries and pick up local produce, and Mogo, a former gold mining town with a vibrant arts scene. Don’t miss the dairying village of Bodalla, a charming town with architecture dating back to the 1800’s.

Wildlife abounds in this part of the South Coast. Check out Deua National Park, a haven for birds, wallabies and possums, as well as the rare tiger quoll. Bushwalk through the scenic Monga National Park and you may just spot a lyrebird, and Murramarang National Park is another must-visit, with a large population of eastern grey Kangaroos. Montague Island's clear waters teem with fish that are hunted by the island's colony of Australian fur seals. You can even go snorkeling with these playful and inquisitive animals.

Pet-friendly holidays in Eurobodalla

Pet-friendly holiday in Eurobodalla

Eurobodalla's many dog-friendly beaches and accommodation options mean you won't need to leave your family's pet behind during your next holidays. Visit Coila Beach, Duesburys Beach, Jemisons Beach, and Kianga Reef Beach to enjoy 24 hour off leash areas. Find more dog-friendly locations by contacting the Bateman's Bay Visitor Information Centre.

  • Swimming with seals on Montague Island

    Swimming with seals

    Experience one of the greatest wildlife adventures in Australia by snorkeling or scuba diving with seals on Montague Island. Depending on the season, between 400 and 2,000 New Zealand and Australian Fur Seals inhabit the granite rocks of the island

  • Fresh Oysters from Batemans Bay NSW

    Australia's Oyster Coast

    Discover Australia's Oyster Coast in Eurobodalla. The area has three major oyster farms at Tuross, on the Clyde River at Batemans Bay, and at Wagonga Inlet, near Narooma. Enjoy freshly-shucked oysters at Wray Street Oyster Shed on the Clyde River.

  • Family walk along Broulee Beach

    Family Holidays

    A family adventure holiday awaits in Eurobodalla National Park. Go surfing at 1080 Beach and fishing or kayaking on the park's serene lakes. Explore the park on foot along the Bingi Dreaming track and take in amazing coastal views from the lookouts and headlands.

Fly into Moruya Airport

Moruya Airport is located 5 km from Moruya’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip southwest. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the Eurobodalla region at your own pace.

Regional Express operates regular direct flights to and from Sydney and Merimbula. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Moruya.

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Local areas

  • Batemans Bay Batemans Bay is a bustling coastal town with majestic seascapes. It's located on the estuary of the Clyde River.
  • Bodalla Quaint and historic, the township of Bodalla recalls the earliest days of settlement in the region.
  • Broulee Broulee is a tranquil town well equipped for surf and sand holidays. It's a beachside town lying between headlands and backed by forest.
  • Mogo An historic village that brings the goldmining era vividly alive.
  • Moruya Moruya is an historic dairy town on the Moruya River surrounded by dairy pastures and rugged national parks.
  • Narooma Narooma is a coastal town with superb beaches and abundant wildlife.
  • Tilba Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba are pretty, rural towns with great character and wonderful gardens.
  • Tuross Head Tuross Head is a relaxed but invigorating town built on a coastal headland surrounded by broad waterways to the west and the vast Coila Lake to the north.

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