EUROBODALLA REGIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS.This garden is situated in amongst the Australian Bush. On my arrival at the Visitor Centre, a volunteer garden guide gave me information on walking the gardens, and a map to find my way around.This garden is not one that I would go out of my way to visit, in fact, I found it a little disappointing, as I was...more
Ulladulla is situated on the Princes Highway about 55kms north of Batemans Bay. Around the area, the cliff tops offer good views of other Cliffs and the Ocean.The best lookout for Whale spotting is Warden Head. To reach it, follow Deering street to the end.A local Whale watcher at the lookout said he had seen a lot pass this point in 2009, with a...more
The resort has a lovely pool area, including a shallow pool for babies and toddlers. Also, in summertime and school holidays, there are lots of organised activities to keep kids amused as well. Unfortunately we were there in school time in November, so activities were not organised then, but we spend many hours just lazing around the lovely pool...more
If you are a nature-lover there are plenty of options here thats for sure. There are many bush-walks clearly marked out for you to take.Also, the area on the head called "Wasp Head Rock" is an interesting and safe walk with young kids, with rockpools and lots of little things to discover and enjoy.more
Improbable as it may seem away from major cities, you will find a top quality zoo just 10km south of Batemans Bay. I know many people have difficulties with the concept of zoos, but this is a world quality operation, with the animals comfortably housed and with an emphasis on preserving and breeding endangered species. That sounds very worthy but...more
As we walked around Old Mogo Town, we noticed some interesting signs, and wondered how people would re-act today.At the Inn, take a look at the beds in the photos, then the sign of what... and what not .....you were allowed to do!Fetch a smile or two?Then, how would you like a Hair cut Or Teeth Pulled by the Surgeon, who just happens to be the...more
This village is like walking through an Australian gold rush village in the 1850’s.There are all sorts here, Settler’s huts, Miner's tents, a Church, Gaol, Post Office, Wash house, Police station, Blacksmith, Waterwheel, and more. You can walk completely through the Mine tunnel. It was quite a warm day when we were there, nice and cool in the...more
Corrigan's Beach is quite a long Beach located from the rocky Observation Point to where the rock wall begins. There is a large, lawned reserve, with Toilets, BBQ"s, Picnic tables, and then the beach. I did find this Beach had quite a bit of seaweed washed up. Early morning, and people were walking their Dogs, fishing, and just generally enjoying a...more
Observation Point is located in Batehaven, an area which is partly built on Observation Head. Observation Head rises above the river mouth and overlooks the Clyde River, Snapper and Tollgate Islands, the Pacific and parts of Batemans Bay. A nice area, with picnic tables and Toilets, it is a good starting point for walks along Corrigans and Caseys...more
When entering Bateman's Bay there is no way that you can miss the massive Clyde River Bridge.This bridge replaced the only remaining remaining vehicular ferry on the Prince's Highway between Sydney and the Victorian border and was opened in November, 1956.It is an "opening Bridge" which means it opens up to let ships/boats through. In the years...more
Eurobodalla Regional Botanic gardens is set in amongst the Australian bush.There are six walking tracks, and some take you through the natural bush, this is the area to see the Birdlife. I saw quite a few Birds, different to my home state, but as I didn't have a lot of time to sit and wait, not many photos. However, I did manage to get a photo of...more
The King’s Highway connects Bungendore to Bateman’s Bay. This is a scenic drive, passing through rural countryside where sheep & Angus cattle seem to dominate. Large boulders, Willow trees, and creeks add to the beauty, while further on Aussie bush, in Spring it was pretty with stretches of Lavendar flowered shrubs.Maybe halfway through the...more
One of the first things you notice, when you come into Batemans Bay, is the wonderful smell of the sea. It's something I look forward to when I travel back from Sydney, where I grew up or Canberra, where I lived....on and off...for 18 years. Coming along the Princes Highway, then across the bridge, heading south, you notice the colour of the water...more
Pelicans can be found on all continents except for Antarctica. Additionally, they are an old family of birds. Pelican fossils have been found that have been dated almost 40 millions years old! The Australian Pelican is said to own the longest beak of any bird in the world.Australian Pelicans are sometimes called Australasian or Spectacled Pelicans....more
51 Beach Road, Batemans Bay, 2536, Australia
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676 The Ridge Rd, Batemans Bay, Australia
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24 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay, 2536, Australia
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Long time locals Viebke and Heidi, together with their charming staff are your hosts at this fine eatery which is built overlooking the blue waters of the Clyde River estuary at Batemans Bay. Their pancake restaurant is famous with locals and with tourists from around the world. Aussie Pancakes doubles as an art gallery, providing a colourful...more
Photo 1 OTP: from our table, looking upstreamPhoto 2 OTP: from our table, toward the bridgePhoto 3 Our entréePhoto 4 Our main coursePhoto 5 Sunset from our table (with pelican sculpture)We had “an occasion” to celebrate, so we decided to move slightly upmarket for an evening restaurant meal. We had tried previously to visit “On The Pier” for a...more
There is a tourist trip available to take you around the Bay.
There are also fishing tours available.
To go to or from Batemans Bay, Murrays runs a bus service to Canberra and Premier to Sydney and Melbourne.
Photo 1 “The time has come” – care to join me?Photo 2 Oysters fresh from The Oyster ShedPhoto 3 Fresh unopened oysters at The Oyster ShedPhoto 4 The Oyster ShedPhoto 5 Oyster shell pavingBatemans Bay has many oyster shops, but if you want some of the freshest, best, and most inexpensive oysters, I’d suggest a visit to The Oyster Shed. This...more
Those who have read my pages will know that I tend to run screaming when confronted by shopping opportunities, most of all when they’re purpose-built for extracting money from tourists. Resisting the urge to label this a “tourist trap” (besides, Mrs Tiabunna would disagree), I’ve included it simply as “shopping”. Mogo itself dates back to the...more
97 Reviews and Opinions
Should you actually stay in the Batemans Bay area, rather than just passing through, chances are that you’ll have an aquatic interest of some kind.
You should be aware, if you are not already, that much of the area is under the constraints of the Batemans Bay Marine Park. There are no restrictions on activities such as swimming or walking on beaches, but take careful note of the coloured areas on the attached photo of the Marine Park signage:
· The blue areas are unrestricted General Use zones
· The mustard coloured areas are Habitat Protection zones, where line fishing and other general usage are OK, but haul nets are not allowed
· The pinkish areas are Sanctuary zones, where no fishing is allowed and boats are permitted only to anchor.
I won’t pretend that the Marine Park has not caused a degree of controversy. That said, I have seen several recent articles by a prominent fishing writer, suggesting that the fishing has improved generally since it was introduced, so I think it would have to be considered a success.
There is extensive signage about the Marine Park near popular launching ramps, however in case you wish more detail, I have listed the website and phone number for the Marine Park Authority below.
The Kings Highway, which I have previously mentioned is a very scenic drive, is also a road with a high amount of accidents. In part, you travel on high, Mountainous road, in good condition, all the driver needs to do, is drive to the condition of the road. Don't speed, it is NOT A ROAD FOR SPEED.Casualty crash rates on the Kings Highway are 85%...more
This scenic drive passes up and over the Great Dividing Range, through lots of Forest, an area where lots of Australian wildlife like to live.Wildlife is around, especially in the mornings, evenings and at night. It was sad to see two dead Wombats within 500metres, and also two dead Echidnas, and plenty of Kangaroo's.more
If you're after a quiet time on your trip to Batemans Bay, don't visit during Christmas holidays or at Easter. The population explodes and there are young surfers and visitors from Canberra and Melbourne and country areas, all trying to outdo each other with noise.Accommodation at holiday times, in town and anywhere on the south coast, must be...more
There is an area at the southern end of town, which has been developed into a delightful place to wander through and enjoy the sights and sounds of different birds and their habitat. Sometimes the black swans are visible......occasionally with their young. There are also Swamp Hens and ducks.I have seen the Water Gardens from one extreme to the...more
When you live away from the Ocean you always dream of jumping into the ocean's water and swim, or even put your feet in water. This is what I always do. It started in 1997 when visiting Vienna the most I wanted to do was to swim in Danube River. Than I had an opportunity to swim in the Atlanthic Ocean on the East Coast of the USA in 2000. I put my...more
Continuing on the northern shore of The Bay, with a length of about 2km the eponymous Long Beach is (surprise) the longest beach in the Batemans Bay area. From Maloney's Beach, it is the next beach toward The Bay, just follow the road westward along the coast, turning left at the T junction after leaving Maloney's Beach: the road then winds down...more
The unspoiled beaches of the Batemans Bay area are a major attraction to visitors, so I thought I would provide a series of “General” tips as an introduction to some of them. This category will include only beaches relatively near the township and with good road access: all being well, later I shall add some beaches in National Parks in “Off the...more
Without doubt, the lift span bridge is the ‘instant recognition’ cue for anyone who has visited Batemans Bay. So here’s some background on it.Coastal shipping services provided communication and transport on the New South Wales coast from the 1850s, but the roads were somewhat slower to develop. A vehicular punt operated across the Clyde River at...more