Kayaking the Lower Clyde River - Batemans Bay and Nelligen


An expansive river famous for its oysters and surrounding national park.

Launch into shallow water on the north or south side of Batemans Bay Bridge. For a 15 kilometres one-way paddle head up to Nelligen. You will pass the Clyde River National Park's Big and Little Island, with landing spots on both their southern shores, to land at the little beach downstream of the western boat ramp at Nelligen. Buckenbowra River is worth a side trip if time allows.

Check the tides and watch for strong tidal flows. The river bar downstream of the Batemans Bay Bridge should be avoided.
Picnic tables and toilets are at the southern boat ramp in Batemans Bay and Nelligen.

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