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Stay and play – Batemans Bay, NSW

With a beautiful positioning on the Clyde River’s wide estuary and boasting easy access to prized natural attractions, this sparkling South Coast NSW town has long been a crowd favourite.

It's easy to see why the area is a crowd magnet.

Where is it?

285km south of Sydney (3hr 45min drive) or 150km southeast of Canberra (2hr drive) in the Eurobodalla sub-region.

Why go?

Batemans Bay screams holiday fun. Along with its glorious riverfront setting, the town has easy access to beautiful beaches, treasure-filled national parks, delicious seafood, and ample activities for all ages.

Appealing riverfront setting. Credit: Destination NSW.

The essentials – Batemans Bay things to do

Hit the water

With a bounty of water sources in and around Batemans Bay, aquatic leisure is enjoyed with ease. Kayaking, canoeing, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, and fishing are among the many options at visitors’ fingertips. Key Batemans Bay beaches include Surf Beach, a 10min drive south of the CBD; and Guerilla Bay, a sheltered gem a bit further south. Or enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along the Clyde River.

Opportunity abounds for aquatic activities.

Birdland Animal Park

These gorgeous waterfront gardens are home to roughly 100 species of native animals, reptiles, and birds. The park provides up-close encounters with the likes of snakes, wombats, and koalas, and the addition of train rides and a playground make this an essential attraction for families.

Murramarang National Park

This sparkling park contrasts bush with beach and gifts a wealth of breathtaking views all within easy reach of the town centre. Cliff-hugging walking tracks, swimming beaches, and a rich collection of bird species and wildlife are among the highlights.

Pebbly Beach is among Murramarang's star attractions. Credit: Destination NSW.

Batemans Bay Heritage Museum

Located in the town’s former courthouse and police residence building, this attraction bursts with fascinating tales from the past. A vast assortment of historical relics aid the comprehensive detailing of a wide range of themes, including the area’s timber, military, and maritime heritage.

Oyster Shed on Wray St

Enjoy the region’s famous oysters at their freshest best. The farm has been serving up delicious oysters for generations and is an absolute must-visit for seafood lovers. Either sample succulent oysters on site while admiring the glittering river views or take some with you for later.

All roads lead to Wray Street. Credit: Destination NSW.

Random fact

Part of the commentary aboard a MV Merinda boat cruise discusses potential Yowie sightings.

Where to stay in Batemans Bay

Looking for accommodation in Batemans Bay? BIG4 has many holiday parks in the area, so visitors are armed with excellent options. Each park features a variety of cabin accommodation and caravan and camping sites.

BIG4 Batemans Bay At East's Riverside Holiday Park

Abundance of glorious water views are on offer thanks to the park’s ideal setting on the northern stretches of the Clyde River. Top-notch facilities include a sizeable outdoor pool, spacious indoor camp kitchen, and giant chess.

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BIG4 Batemans Bay At East's Riverside Holiday Park.

BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park

BIG4 Nelligen occupies an inviting riverfront spot and tranquil surrounds a 10min drive from the town centre. Highlights include a pool, a skate park, and a big grassy oval for various leisure, which is the centrepiece of this enticing park.

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BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park.

BIG4 South Durras Holiday Park

Superb location 15km north of Batemans Bay. BIG4 South Durras is a stone’s throw from Durras Main Beach and bounded by gem-rich Murramarang National Park. A jumping castle, swimming pool, and open-air theatre area are among its key features.

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BIG4 South Durras Holiday Park.

NRMA Batemans Bay Holiday Resort

As the name suggests, this central park has a wonderful beachfront positioning backed by a host of facilities led by a large swimming pool, mini-golf course, games room, and tennis court.

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NRMA Batemans Bay (bottom, centre).

NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort

Spot dolphins and seals without leaving the park, situated on Wobbegong Bay, just north of Batemans Bay. A host of facilities will keep all ages entertained, including a resort-style swimming pool, onsite bar and bistro, games room, pedal go-karts and children's playground.

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NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort.

Batemans Bay Marina Resort

A resort is nestled right along the beautiful waterfront of the Batemans Bay Marina, offering breathtaking views of the ocean and tidal lagoon, with easy access to the beach and boat ramp. Offering a wide range of villas and facilities such as swimming pool, tennis court and games room.

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Batemans Bay Marina Resort.

Isn’t it time you had a Batemans Bay break? Book your BIG4 getaway now.

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