Stay and play – Batemans Bay, NSW

There's a lot to love about Batemans Bay.

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.

Murramarang National Park is must-visit material. Credit: Destination NSW.

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.

Batemans Bay has an appealing riverfront setting.

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.

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.

Opportunity abounds for aquatic activities.

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.

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.

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. And the small admission fee makes the museum even more appealing.

Murramarang National Park is crammed with interesting finds. 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 a quartet of 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

Park type: Holiday

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 Batemans Bay Beach Resort

Park type: Premier

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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BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort.

BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park

Park type: Holiday

BIG4 Nelligen occupies an inviting riverfront spot and tranquil surrounds a 10min drive from the town centre. Highlights include a pool, a new 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

Park type: Holiday

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.

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