Batemans Bay, NSW: Destination Guide

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Enjoy the best of both worlds with stunning beaches set against a rugged bushland landscape at NSW’s hidden treasure, Batemans Bay.

Read on to discover the best things to see and do in Batemans Bay, or find and book accommodation near Batemans Bay today.

About Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay is a large coastal township with a small town feel. Its location at the mouth of the Clyde River has led to its reputation for producing quality seafood as well as clean, picturesque beaches, while the town also serves as a fantastic launch pad for exploring the unique neighbouring areas.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

There is no end to the water sport possibilities at Batemans Bay. Enjoy sunny afternoons surfing, snorkelling, fishing or kayaking, or simply lazing by the beach. Back on dry land, nature lovers will relish the ample bushwalking opportunities, coupled with quality bird watching and wildlife spotting.

Attractions in Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay Cycleway

Take in the striking scenery of Batemans Bay via the paved eight kilometre round trip cycleway. The route takes you along the stunning waterfront and past the marina and the Birdland Animal Park, and offers picnic facilities at both the Batemans Bay Bridge and Corrigans Beach Park ends.

Murramarang National Park

The Murramarang National Park consists of nearly 12,000 hectares of coastal land between Batemans Bay and Kiola. The park is perfect for swimming, surfing, fishing, bushwalking and picnicking, and accommodates eastern grey kangaroos, swamp wallabies and birdlife.

Birdland Animal Park

Set on eight acres of waterfront trees and gardens, the Birdland Animal Park is home to over 100 species of Australian animals, birds and reptiles. Cuddle a baby wombat, witness koalas at feeding time, rest a snake on your shoulders, or simply sit back and watch a wide range of black swans, emus, pelicans and more. Bring a picnic and make use of the barbecue facilities in stunning surrounds.

Hinterland

Head out from Batemans Bay, and you’ll be treated to a range of pretty and historical townships. To the north lies Milton, Ulladulla and Burrill Lake, while a trip south will introduce you to Moruya, Tuross Lake and Narooma. Take a break from the coast and head inland, where you will be reward with historic gems Mogo and Braidwood, as well as Nelligen on the Clyde River.

Mogo Zoo

While in Mogo, be sure to visit the fantastic Mogo Zoo. Adults and kids alike will enjoy meeting snow leopards, gorilla, giraffe, meerkats and more, including the rare white lion. Visitors can even organise to feed to lions and tigers, or get up close and personal with meerkats, pandas, reptiles and more.

Getting to Batemans Bay

Located on NSW’s southern coastline, Batemans Bay lies 277km south of Sydney and 148km east of Canberra.

By car

Batemans Bay can be reached from Sydney via either the Princes Highway or the Hume Highway, while the Kings Highway connects Canberra to Batemans Bay.

Where to stay in Batemans Bay

There is a good selection of caravan parks around Batemans Bay, including the Pleasurelea Tourist Resort and Caravan Park and the Batemans Bay at Easts Riverside Holiday Park. For more accommodation options in and around Batemans Bay, click here.