In the heart of Australia’s Oyster Coast, Eurobodalla is the place to taste famous Sydney Rock and Pacific oysters. They’ve been called the best oysters in the world and there’s no better way to eat them than pulled straight from the pristine waters of Eurobodalla’s estuaries. Paddle along the Clyde River in a kayak to see the farms up close, tuck into a freshly shucked dozen on the pier at Batemans Bay or cruise through an inlet lined with oyster farms on a 100-year-old ferry. Still hungry? Eurobodalla is also known for its excellent lobster, prawns and fish, like tuna, kingfish, marlin and swordfish.
People have been farming the rich soils of Eurobodalla for more than 150 years. Sprawling farmland still covers a fifth of the region, turning out some of the best fresh produce in the State. Visit local markets to pick up free range eggs, plump peaches, fragrant basil, pasture-raised lamb and sweet blueberries. Taste the region’s dairying heritage with milk, cheese, yoghurt and ice cream from the placid cows you’ll see dotting the rolling green fields. Dine at farm to table restaurants, visit boutique cellar doors and shuck your own oysters.
Settle in for a longer break in Eurobodalla. Stay in a stylish beach house, secluded cabin in the wilderness or luxurious glamping tent by the lake. Get away from it all in a historic lighthouse keeper’s cottage on Montague Island or choose a classic resort just steps away from restaurants and bars. Families will love the waterfront holiday parks and campgrounds. Whatever your style and budget, there’s the perfect place for you in Eurobodalla.
Eurobodalla is on the far South Coast of NSW. It’s around four hours from Sydney by car, travelling along the scenic Sydney to Melbourne coastal drive. Eurobodalla is also easy to get to from Canberra and the drive takes around two hours. Regional Express (REX) operates flights from Sydney to Moruya Airport, in the heart of Eurobodalla, three times a week. The flight takes just under an hour.
Eurobodalla is a great place for a self-drive holiday with scenic routes from Batemans Bay in the north to Tilba in the south. Bring your bike (or hire one) and explore this compact region on two wheels. There are many trails winding through bushland, running along the coast, and connecting towns and villages.