Down by the water
Halfway between Moruya and Narooma in the Eurobodalla region of the NSW South Coast, Tuross Head has the dream location. This little community is on a headland between two tidal lakes – Tuross Lake to the south and Coila Lake to the north – making for plenty of activities in and around the water.
Things to do
A lovely way to experience the beauty of the lakes and ocean is to cycle the Tuross Head Foreshore Ride. It is a shared off-road pathway with stunning views. One Tree Point lookout is a good place for a picnic and to spot migrating whales between May and November and dolphins are regular visitors to the area. Give the legs a rest with a stroll through the Memorial Gardens at Plantation Point.
Kayaking is delightful on Tuross Lake and the connecting Tuross River with many places to paddle including to Horse Island, Cambathin Island and Deuaumba Island. You can kayak on Coila Lake with a circumnavigation covering 18km. Hire kayaks and canoes at Tuross Boatshed.
Golfers get a lot of bang for their buck at Tuross Head Country Club with fantastic views on the nine-hole course with double tees. Just 20min drive south of Tuross Head, via the dairy farming village of Bodalla, is Eurobodalla National Park and Potato Point, where experienced snorkellers can explore waters teeming with marine life.
Eat, drink & stay
With two lakes and the ocean seafood is plentiful so fishing is popular, as is boating. Tuck into seafood and good coffee at Tuross Boatshed, which has a lovely deck looking over the water. The Pickled Octopus Seafood Cafe also offers great waterfront dining serving delicious Thai fare and stop off for a drink in the beer garden at the One Tree Inn.
Places to stay include holiday cottages, a motel, and waterside holiday and tourist parks.
Tuross Head is a 4.5hour drive from Sydney and a 2.5-hour drive from Canberra. It sits halfway between Moruya and Narooma. You can also fly to Moruya Airport and rent a car for the short drive south. Moruya Airport is located 5km from Moruya’s town centre. Use the taxi services at the airport to make the short trip southwest. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the Eurobodalla region at your own pace. Regional Express operates direct flights from Sydney to Moruya five days a week, with return flights travelling via Merimbula.