Batemans Bay & Eurobodalla

For a wonderful seaside holiday, the Batemans Bay and Eurobodalla region is perfect. In the heart of Australia’s Oyster Coast, taste delicious local produce, enjoy cycling and water sports, relax on beautiful beaches and encounter amazing wildlife, including penguins, seals and whales.

The main town of Batemans Bay is at the sparkling entrance of the Clyde River, an estuary famous for oysters. You’ll find plenty of things to do and see in the Eurobodalla region, including swimming, surfing, snorkelling, diving, kayaking and fishing. There are more than 400km of scenic cycling routes.

Family enjoying a kayak tour at Batemans Bay

Many tours are available in this marvellous region on the NSW South Coast. There are surf schools and fun adventures, from mountain biking to skydiving, deep-sea fishing and one of the world’s great wildlife encounters — snorkelling or diving with hundreds of fur seals on Montague Island.

Scuba diver swimming with seals at Montague Island.

There are beautiful villages and towns to explore, too. In Broulee, amble along the soft sands of gorgeous Broulee Beach to a sandbar connected to the 4km Broulee Island Reserve walk. Just southwest is riverside Moruya, where you’ll find outdoor adventures such as skydiving and kayaking, as well as fresh local produce at the weekly SAGE Farmers Market.

Tuross Head is between two tidal lakes, perfect for fishing and boating. Nearby is Bodalla, home to the Bodalla Dairy Cheese Factory. On the edge of pretty Wagonga Inlet is Narooma and the delicious Narooma Oyster Festival. Nearby are picturesque Tilba heritage villages and the ABC Cheese Factory.

In Mogo, meet endangered and exotic animals at the Mogo Wildlife Park, including Rothschild’s giraffe, Sumatran tigers and snow leopards. You can even play with meerkats and feed a lion! (Please not that Mogo Wildlife Park is temporarily closed).