Nature and Wildlife
Due to bushfire activity in NSW, many national parks are closed or have restricted access. Visit the NSW National Parks & Wildlife website before undertaking any travel to check which areas are open.
Meet colourful marine life in Batemans Marine Park, follow walking tracks through spectacular wilderness and swim with fur seals off Montague Island. Discover a rich tapestry of animal encounters and natural beauty in the Eurobodalla region, home to kangaroos, koalas, little penguins and many national parks.
This magical area of the NSW South Coast offers lots of wildlife and nature experiences. Look out for whales at North Head, near Batemans Bay, and try bushwalking, camping, fishing and surfing in Eurobodalla National Park, which stretches from Moruya Heads to Mystery Bay and 1080 Beach in the south.
Join adventure tours and go snorkelling, kayaking and diving. Or hire a bicycle and pedal along 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.
The picturesque Clyde River National Park is a popular spot for kayaking and fishing. The estuary of the Clyde River is part of Australia’s Oyster Coast and flows into Batemans Bay. On the southern side of the bay, you can cuddle baby wombats, pat koalas and hand-feed kangaroos at Birdland Animal Park.
A short drive south is Broulee, where you will find the incredible 4km Broulee Island Reserve Walk. The Moruya Kayaking Trail is a great way to experience the meandering Moruya River, while there’s more great kayaking in Deua National Park, just west of Moruya. See rare and exotic animals at nearby Mogo Zoo.
Tuross Head is perched between two beautiful tidal lakes, offering exceptional kayaking, boating and fishing. Further south in Narooma, discover the Glasshouse Rocks, an ancient rock formation. For breathtaking views of the coastal lakes, walk from the Tilba foothills to Mount Gulaga, an extinct volcano in Gulaga National Park.