Moruya Travel Guide

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Moruya Things to Do

  • Find the pole carvings for yourself

    Should you find yourself passing through Moruya, it is an interesting exercise to locate and photograph the pole carvings. To assist your search, here is a mudmap on where to find them. NB Be careful, to obtain good photos of some it is necessary to step onto the edge of the road, which can be busy. Note also that the school does not seem to...

  • Visit the Museum (if it's open)

    The Museum, in Campbell Street near the Apex Park, occupies a building built as duplex terrace houses in 1875 for a local merchant and his son. This is a building style seen more in inner Sydney or Melbourne. That aside, the museum is operated by the local Historical Society and is open daily from 1100 to 1500 in January and, for the balance of the...

  • Look at the Pole Carvings

    Local craftsman Bryan Carrick created the eleven pole carvings which now add interest to the streets of Moruya. Despite some research, I have been able to find out little about them other than their names, the artist, and the fact that they were financed by public donations and council funds: one was even part funded by the High School and now is...

  • Admire the old buildings

    The courthouse is one of Moruya’s older surviving buildings. It dates to 1881, at a time when the vogue was to erect substantial buildings and when Moruya became the administrative centre for the area. We can admire it as a stylish old building, though possibly those using it may have more on their minds than architecture! There also are other...

  • See the Granite Quarries monument

    It’s unlikely that most people, other than those who are more or less 'locals', would even know about Moruya. Yet most people around the world have seen a “bit of Moruya” at some time without realising it. You don’t believe me? OK, hold your hand up if you have seen a photo of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Everyone has their hands up? The granite used...

  • Pole Carvings Around Town

    We were grabbing some afternoon tea & a coffee after working hard all day.Noticed this as we sat down outside & wondered if it was a one off, or one of a series of carvings.Research after I got home revealed that this was just one of a series. Apparenly the guy who did them is Bryan Carrick. If you get down here make sure you keep your eyes pealed...


Moruya Off The Beaten Path

  • "High Noon" in the Aussie bush!

    This tip takes you to the former goldmining village of Nerrigundah. To get there, head 25km down the Princes Highway to Bodalla, then turn right and into the hills for about another 15 km. Little is left of the village apart from a few houses and the memorial seen in the accompanying photo: and that is what this tip is about. On 8 April 1866, the...

  • How do you see the pole carving?

    I found this sign outside the Moruya High School in Albert Street while searching for the school's pole carving. Presumably it is there to keep unwanted people away from the schoolchildren, rather than from the pole carving. Either way, take note if you are searching for the carving that it would probably be prudent to seek permission to visit. Me?...

  • Take in the coastal lakes

    As you travel along the Princes Highway south of Moruya, you will see many coastal lakes. Actually, many are tidal inlets and all are open to the sea at least intermittently depending on the sandbars at their mouths. They are an appealing part of the landscape and many are used for recreational fishing or for oyster farms (as in this photo of...


Moruya Sports & Outdoors

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    Moruya Golf Club

    by tiabunna Written May 4, 2006

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    The Moruya Golf Club describes itself as 'the best kept secret on the South Coast'. I'll leave that for you to decide, I always feel there are so many 'best kept secrets' down this way. The Golf Club boasts an 18 hole par 72 course, full bar facilities etc etc. I didn't photograph the clubhouse, but it is large and modern.

    Moruya Golf Club
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