Nature and Wildlife

Highlights

Cuddle baby wombats, pat koalas and swim with seals in the beautiful Eurobodalla region, on the NSW South Coast. You’ll enjoy visiting wildlife rescue sanctuary Birdland Animal Park, exploring spectacular national parks and touring Montague Island, home to fur seals and little penguins.

  • Seal swimming, Montague Island, South Coast
  • Broulee Beach, South Coast

Natural wonders in Eurobodalla

From kangaroos and koalas to little penguins and fur seals, you’ll be delighted with the animal encounters and diverse beauty of the Eurobodalla region. Explore walking trails in spectacular wilderness and marine life in Batemans Marine Park, which includes Montague Island.

This wonderful area of the NSW South Coast offers a great many things to do and see, from whale watching at North Head lookout, near Batemans Bay, to bushwalking, camping, fishing and surfing in Eurobodalla National Park, which stretches from Moruya Heads to Mystery Bay and 1080 Beach.

Mystery Bay, Eurobodalla

Join adventure tours of marvellous attractions. You can hire a bicycle too and pedal along scenic routes, such as the Batemans Bay Cycleway, Broulee’s North Head to Mossy Point Cycleway, the Moruya Cycleway, the Tuross Head Foreshore Ride and the 21km Narooma to Dalmeny route.

Kayaking and fishing are popular in the enchanting Clyde River National Park. The estuary of the Clyde River is part of Australia’s Oyster Coast and flows into Batemans Bay. On the southern side of the bay you can cuddle baby wombats, pat koalas and hand-feed kangaroos at Birdland Animal Park.

Whale, Montague Island

Endangered exotic animals are bred at nearby Mogo Zoo. A short drive south is Broulee, a littoral rainforest on the 4km Broulee Island Walk, and riverside Moruya. The Moruya Kayaking Trail is a great way to experience the meandering Moruya River. Kayaking is popular too in Deua National Park, just west of Moruya.

On the coast south of Moruya Heads is Tuross Head, where two lakes offer exceptional fishing and boating. Narooma is home to the Glasshouse Rocks and Pillow Lava, ancient rock formations. For breathtaking views of the coast, walk from the Tilba foothills to Mount Gulaga, an extinct volcano in Gulaga National Park.

  1. 1080 Beach

    If you’re looking for a spot to surf the turquoise waters of the far south coast, head to 1080 Beach near Mystery Bay. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and a popular among locals for surfing, swimming and fishing. If it...

  2. Apex Park Picnic Area Narooma

    If you are looking for that perfect picnic area then look no further. Sit back and take in the stunning views of the Wagonga Inlet whilst enjoying a picnic or barbecue lunch. After lunch take your pick from a number...

  3. Banksia Walk - Burrewarra Point

    Burrewarra Point has a charming walk through a mature banksia forest with views of the coast and hinterland. It is a fine place to spot whales from September to November. In Autumn, the large grey-green flower...

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