A visit to the South Coast town of Batemans Bay, located at the mouth of the Clyde River, brings you to a landscape of white sands, calm waters and pristine beaches. Watersports like kayaking and canoeing are at their best here, and the Clyde River National Park is just steps away. The Clyde River is also known for its fresh, delicious oysters, which makes it a favourite spot among fishing enthusiasts. The nearby coastal towns of Broulee, Tuross Head and Narooma are smaller, and no less charming spots for a holiday at the seaside.
Batemans Bay has a multitude of events to keep you occupied, whether you’re on a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two. The annual Batemans Bay Writers Festival draws large crowds each September, with book lovers coming from miles around to take part in workshops, author talks, panel discussions and readings in this idyllic setting. Batemans Bay also plays host to a handful of carnivals, such as the Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale and the Bells Family Carnival, as well as some great outdoor activities, such as car rallies and triathlons.