Location Batemans Bay New South Wales
Pop : 10 200
Location : 279 km south of Sydney
Timber and fishing were the town’s economic mainstays in the 19th century, but at the time Batemans Bay was much smaller than the nearby towns of Mogo and Nelligen.
THINGS TO DO :
~ Take a lunchtime cruise along the Clyde River from Batemans Bay as far as Nelligen, 11 km up-river. Or hire a houseboat and stay overnight.
~Drive south from Batemans Bay - along Beach Road, which winds past a string of picturesque coves and beaches.
~ Drop a line off the rock wall and hook a bream.
~Explore Murramarang National Park, with its friendly eastern grey kangaroos.
~ Buy - Savour Clyde River oysters fresh from the estuary.
~ Browse the local art and craft galleries.
~ Walk along the Durras Discovery Trail.
Birdland Animal Park, which has a huge collection of Australian native birds, an animal nursery, duck ponds, waterfalls as well as rides on the Birdsville Express train through 3 hectares of parkland.
The George Bass Marathon, held each January in even-numbered years, is the world’s toughest surfboat race.