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Batemans Bay – A Gem Of The South Coast Of Australia

Gem Of The South Coast

With endearing beaches, super fresh seafood, and fun activities, Batemans Bay is a lovely destination to kick-back, relax, unwind and enjoy the great outdoors. It is a beautiful seaside town that lies on the East South Coast of New South Wales Australia, part of the Eurobodalla region it is just 4 hours south of Sydney CBD and 2 hours from Canberra by car.

Alternatively, after your flights to Sydney you can fly domestically to Moruya airport and grab a plethora of great car rentals available, and explore the area at your own pace.

Batemans Bay is nestled near the gorgeous Clyde River, with surrounds of national parks and sandy beaches. It is a well sought after destination for the residents of Canberra – being the closest seaside locale, everyone loves the varietal amount of attractions and activities. Though it can get quite busy during the holiday breaks and summer months for families and couples.

Surrounded by natural beauty, you would want to kick off by either following snorkelling trails, cycle paths, canoe, picnic, sightsee, fishing tours and enjoy marina dining. It is a stellar base for exploring, and these are just the bare minimum of what to anticipate in the South Coast of the Batemans Bay area.

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The Renown Batemans Bay Oysters

With flawless pristine waters, the Clyde River makes a marvelous spot to develop and cultivate oysters. These succulent oysters are well-known as some of the finest in the world. The great thing is that they are also available straight to the general public. So jump the queues in the bars, shops and restaurants and grab quality oysters straight from the source.

Oysters are not the sole star attraction, there are a wide array of seafood at the ready for you to dig into.There are many local seafood joints scattered around the area, you will surely taste your portion. You can grab a kids fish and chips from just $7! Fresh seafood that tastes absolutely amazing, why wouldn’t you head to the South Coast.


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Discover Clyde River National Park

It’s not hard to miss – The Clyde River practically surrounds Batemans Bay. Swim, kayak, canoe, paddle, water ski, jet ski and fish next to the beautiful views of the Clyde River National Park. Just be cautious as larger boats use the river and 4WD vehicles are needed upon the unsealed roads.

Camping is also permitted without bookings. There are 2 campsites in the park to pick from. The Beach ground Campsite is a secluded area that is secluded and only accessible by canoe. Out of the way from the crowd it makes a splendid picnic spot. Dock your boat and soak in the photogenic surroundings.

For an easy-accessible campsite head over to Red Gum campground, that is a common campground. The surrounds will surely keep you entertained considering the many things to do and wildlife present, creating everlasting memories.

Or if you would just want to get a quick overview of the overall waterway, you can hop on the favourite Merinda River Cruise and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch upon this 3 hour trip.

Pick Your Own Juicy Fruit

There are farms in the region that are open typically during the warmer months that allow visitors to pick their own fruit. From sweet blueberries, boysenberries, loganberries, tayberries, marionberries, strawberries, mulberries, raspberries, pears, and lush plums are available, you simply pay for what you choose. Clyde River Berry Farm is a popular choice.

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An Underwater Wonderland

Besides the other water events from the Clyde River, snorkelling should be a must. Batemans Bay has superb snorkelling spots. Maloneys beach, Sunshine Cove, and Long Beach are worth to investigate. These hotspots are understandably an aquatic wonderland ready to be discovered.

Family Fun Activities

There are many things to see and do in Batemans Bay, further fun-filled events are museums, galleries, mini-golf, and movies at a family-run cinema. Birdland Animal Park is also a widely well-liked attraction that gives you a closer personal experience than most. From Koalas, to snakes, and pelicans, visitors are allowed to hand feed and pat the inhabitants.

There are also local Batemans Bay events that many can partake in. So if you have some time and would love to see the more cultural side to the area – there are community, sports and festival events in the area all year around – some are free!. Some known events are Colour Me Fun Run, Bells family Carnival, Batemans Bay Triathlon Festival, and Bay Stages Rally.

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Ideally you would want to allow a few days to uncover this area alone and even much longer for the rest of the Eurobodalla region. Batemans Bay has an array of accommodation types present to suit any type of traveller, visitors as well as locals can stay in motels, campgrounds to resorts, hotels and retreat lodges. There are many NSW holiday destinations in Australia that will cater to any type of traveller. With plenty of great car rental Australia options, not only can the destination be a memorable trip, but the road trip as well – taking the trip at your own pace.

If you’ve been to Batemans Bay, let us know how else we can enjoy our holiday by leaving a comment below.

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