Nature and Wildlife

The Eurobodalla region of the NSW South Coast is home to creatures big and small. In this paradise for nature lovers, the waterways are a playground for an abundance of marine life, including fur seals and penguins off Montague Island. On land, you’ll find everything from kangaroos to white lions. Discover it all on foot, by paddle or on two wheels.

Couple enjoying scenic coastal views along the Bingi Dreaming Track in Eurobodalla National Park, South Coast

Back to nature

There are so many ways to get out and about in this region. Discover scenic cycling 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 ride.

Explore the many waterways by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. The picturesque Clyde River National Park is a prime example. In Mossy Point, hire a kayak and explore the sheltered estuary on the Tomaga River. 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.

Couple kayaking along Tuross Lake, Tuross Head, Batemans Bay

The Moruya Kayaking Trail is a great way to experience the meandering Moruya River. There’s more great kayaking to be had in Deua National Park, just west of Moruya, Durras Lake, and in Tuross Head, which is located between two stunning lakes. Narooma’s Wagonga Inlet is up there with the best in terms of scenery, with plenty of pelicans for company.

Couple enjoying a scenic morning walk around Wasps Head in Murramarang National Park, South coast

Timeless trails

For breathtaking views of the coastal lakes, follow the Gulaga Mountain Walk from the Tilba foothills to Mount Gulaga, an extinct volcano in Gulaga National Park. The views from the top are magnificent. The Bingi Dreaming Track follows in the footsteps of the Brinja-Yuin people and starts at Tuross Head, while in Broulee the 4km walk around Broulee Island is spectacular.

Kangaroo grazing in the morning sun at Potato Point in the Eurobodalla region of NSW

Animal parks and sanctuaries

To see a huge amount of feathered friends as well as Australian native animals and reptiles, visit Birdland Animal Park in Batemans Bay. You might even get to cuddle an orphaned wombat. Head further south to Mogo so see a wonderful collection of over 250 animals, including rare and exotic species, including white lions, visit the much-loved Mogo Wildlife Park.

Meet colourful marine life in Batemans Marine Park and Sanctuary, which is extensive and includes Montague Island. This incredible place has little penguins, fur seals and whales, with snorkelling and diving tours available.