Broulee village in the Eurobodalla region of the NSW South Coast is a place for those who love being in the great outdoors. It’s a quiet spot with crystal clear waters, colourful marine life and a relaxed vibe. Sitting between Mossy Point to the north and Broulee Island to the south, the long beach is flanked by bush and has gentle surf.
Things to do
A walk around Broulee Island Reserve is a must when visiting the area. The island is connected to the mainland by a permanent sand spit, with the 4km walk offering beautiful views, native plants and marine birdlife. There are also vantage points to see migrating whales between May and November, and a surf break at Pinks Point. Walk north from Broulee Surf Club, or south along North Broulee Beach.
Broulee Beach is dog-friendly and your four-legged friends are welcome 24 hours a day. You can learn to surf or stand up paddleboard at Broulee Surf School and Surf the Bay Surf School, or hire a SUP and go exploring on the rivers and creeks near Broulee. The aqua marine water is clear and there is so much to see, including large spotted stingrays, soldier crabs, eagle rays and a rich array of birdlife.
Hire a kayak from Region X by the Tomaga River at Mossy Point and explore the sheltered estuary. Cyclists can hire a bike and explore the North Head to Mossy Point Cycleway, a flat path that runs by the dunes at Bengello Beach. You can watch the surfers do their thing and keep an eye out wildlife including kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies, or goannas.
Eat and drink
For great Southern Laos cuisine, look for the Two Sisters on Wheels food truck. In Tomakin, Smokey Dan’s is Australian smokehouse and bar with a range of burgers and pizzas, plus live music on Sundays. Killibinbin Café and Single Fin Canteen and Goods are some of the areas hidden gems, and for the best fish and chips try South Brou Café at the Broulee Surf Lifesaving Club. A few minutes away in Mossy Point, The Mossy Cafe is always busy and serves great coffee, fresh baked muffins and healthy bowls.
Getting there and where to stay
Broulee is around four hours’ drive from Sydney and just over two hours from Canberra. It’s less than 20min drive from Batemans Bay. You can also fly into Moruya Airport, just 10min away, and hire a car to explore the region. Accommodation options suit various budgets, from stylish beach houses to holiday parks. The Bower at Broulee is a great option for a romantic break.