Batemans Bay on the spectacular New South Wales South Coast.
Arriving at Batemans Bay, after meandering down the Princess Highway from the NSW state capital of Sydney or along the Kings Highway from the Australian National Capital of Canberra, a quintessential Australian treasure awaits the weary traveler at the junction of these two major tourist arteries.
Batemans Bay, presents an incomparable coastal vista from its vantage point on the magnificent Clyde River estuary. You will find many of it’s accommodation, dining and entertainment facilities take advantage of the panoramic views across this natural wonder, and beautiful Pacific ocean, with the majestic mountain ranges to the west. There are so many scenic vantage points in and around Batemans Bay, you would be hard pressed to find one of these facilities which doesn’t present it’s own special view of this truly breathtaking part of Australia.
While you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the area, you have the opportunity to savor fresh and succulent seafood caught locally in waters known to be among the worlds cleanest, and the world renowned Clyde River oysters are always available locally.
There are a plethora of pristine beaches in and around Batemans Bay, for aquatic activities, from wading beaches for the children and less adventurous, to full surf beaches.
Fishing of all description can be undertaken at Batemans Bay. There have been several world and Australian records for the game fishing achieved from The Bay and local charter boat operators can take you out for a great day’s reef fishing or to chase a “big one’.
Boating, diving, windsurfing and of course both body and board surfing all find their respective paradises in our region.
Our beautiful waterways and lakes offer peaceful bush walks, local wild life and bird species spotting, fishing and other relaxed activities. Native wildlife that you can encounter in our region include; kangaroos, wallabies, possums, bandicoots, sea eagles and brilliantly coloured parrots amongst others. If you are lucky or persistent you may even encounter some of our rarer or shyer creatures such as a lyrebird, wombat or even a platypus.
Golfing is popular along with some of the best scenic vistas in Australia attract painters and artists from far and wide.
Although Batmans Bay is a stand-alone tourist destination , the town is well situated as a base for the exploration and discovery of the must see attractions of the Clyde Valley, and the spectacular mountainous national parks that protect its sources. Pigeon House Mountain for example, is less than an hour’s drive north.
During your visit to Batemans Bay, take a drive out to the pretty town of Nelligen, upstream about 10 kilometres. This is a quiet village located on a calm and attractive reach of the river. On the way, you can get a magnificent view of the town and our beautiful river from the Holmes Lookout.
You should also take a trip to historic Mogo, only 5 mins south of the Bay, where the rustic atmosphere has been preserved in the newer buildings in the town, resulting in a quaint village in which you can find a wide variety of unusual and attractive craft and antique items. Step back in history at the pioneer village or the dinosaur museum; visit the famous Mogo Zoo or even pan for gold in the pioneer tradition.
Batemans Bay and the neighboring beaches boast some of the most spectacular and unspoiled coastline in New South Wales. If you plan to tour from Batemans Bay to Moruya, do yourself a favor and take the coastal road. This unforgettable drive allows you to witness some of Australia’s best kept secrets. You will discover the wonders of relaxed coastal villages such as Malua Bay, Rosedale, Guerilla bay, Tomakin, Mossy Point and Broulee, all basking in the beauty of this pristine coastal wonderland.