Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, there’s plenty of both in this seaside gem in the Eurobodalla region of the NSW South Coast. Perched on a spectacular headland between two tidal lakes, Tuross Head is a haven for kayaking, boating, fishing, cycling, swimming, surfing and relaxing on gorgeous ocean beaches.
Find exceptional fishing and boating on both Tuross Lake to the south and Coila Lake to the north. Tuross Lake and the connecting Tuross River are also popular for kayaking. You can hire kayaks near the Tuross Boatshed and Cafe. Pickled Octopus Seafood Cafe also offers great waterfront dining.
Another way to experience the beauty of the lakes and ocean is cycling the Tuross Head Foreshore Ride, a shared off-road pathway. Stop at One Tree Point lookout to spot dolphins and migrating whales, and Plantation Point for the Memorial Gardens. Golfers will enjoy scenic views at Tuross Head Country Club.
Just 20 minutes’ 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. At nearby Lake Brou, enjoy camping, bushwalking, fishing, waterskiing and kayaking.
Tuross Head is halfway between Moruya and Narooma, a 4h 30min drive from Sydney and 2h 30min from Canberra. You can also fly to Moruya Airport and rent a car for the short drive south. Places to stay include holiday cottages, a motel, and waterside holiday and tourist parks.