A vibrant coastal town on the New South Wales south coast, Batemans Bay is situated on the Clyde River estuary and is renowned for its breathtaking seascapes. Enticing artists, fishermen, surfers, nature lovers and families year round, Batemans Bay attractions are as diverse as the region itself. The coastline is home to sun-kissed beaches, sheltered coves, oyster flats and mangroves as well as the Batemans Bay Marine Park where swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing and boating are all popular ways to spend your time. The Clyde River is also a popular attraction, with leisurely lunch cruises the ideal way to explore the stunning natural environment and sample the fresh local oysters.
In addition to water based Batemans Bay attractions, the Catalina Country Club also offers a leisurely way to spend the day. Offering 27 holes, the golf course is considered one of the best of the New South Wales south coast. However if you prefer to drop a line in the water, the Beach Road drive offers a wonderful range of beaches and coves ideal for catching flathead, bream and mulloway. However, no holiday to Batemans Bay is complete without a visit to Broulee Beach about 20km south of Batemans Bay. Protected by Broulee Island, this popular family-friendly tourist beach offers excellent swimming, surfking, snorkelling, diving and fishing. You'll also enjoy access to the nature reserve of Brouless Island.
Another not-to-be-missed Batemans Bay attraction is the Murramarang National Park, an 11,977 hectare coastal forest that stretches between Batemans Bay and Kiola. Home to a fantastic range of leisure activities such as swimming, surfing, fishing, bushwalking, picnicking and some fantastic photo opportunities, Murramarang National Park also includes the offshore islands of Grasshopper Island, O'Hara Island, Wasp Island and Dawsons Island. The park is also home to shingle and sand beaches, tombolas, rugged headland, rock stacks, fossil-bearing rocks, swamo wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos, honeyeaters, parrots and finches.