Batesmans Bay

Batemans Bay

Town in New South Wales


Batemans Bay is a town on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. Its beaches are part of the Batemans Bay Snorkelling Trail, with its reefs and native fish. The Clyde River flows past the town into large Batemans Bay. In the northwest, Clyde River National Park, a popular spot for kayaking and fishing, features salt marshes and coastal forests. Birdland Animal Park is home to wombats, koalas and kangaroos. 

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Malua Bay Beach

With good reason, Malua Bay Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area. The beach is perfectly situated beside a large grassy reserve which is complete with picnic tables, barbecues, and kids play equipment. Toilet and shower facilities are available. Malua Bay Beach is patrolled during Summer.

Burrewarra Point Lookout

Burrewarra Point lookout offers spectacular views coastal headland views and is a popular land-based whale watching site during the annual spring migration.

The lookout is an easy 10 minute walk from the carpark on Burri Point Road, where a viewing platform will reward with views over Guerilla Bay and looking north toward Batemans Bay.

Just off the main walking track you will see the remains of a concrete bunker, which is all that remains of a radar station used by the RAAF during World War 2.

You can extend the walk by following a number of tracks branching off and leading through twisting Banksia forests toward the headland, which is marked by a large maritime beacon. The location makes it an ideal place to spot whales from September to November but exercise caution and do not approach the unfenced cliff edges.

The waters to the north and south of the point are protected by the Batemans Marine Park and designated as Burrewarra Sanctuary Zone.

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Batemans Bay Heritage Museum

Are you looking for a museum experience which recounts the history of a coastal community through presentation of significant artefacts and related audio-visual displays? Then you’ll be pleasantly surprised after you visit the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum, Batemans Bay, in the Eurobodalla Shire Council.

Situated on a large block close to bushland and next to the Water Gardens, the museum was built in 1905. It comprises several connected buildings, including the Courthouse, the former Nelligen one-room school house, the Police Station and residence.

The Batemans Bay Heritage Museum explores the local history of the Batemans Bay area, including the early days of European settlement when timber cutting and milling became the first major industry of the area. Take a tour of the buildings, where each room tells a different, but related story of the Bay’s developments in areas such as its Aboriginal heritage, medicine, education, crime and punishment, industry, military history and domestic arrangements.

When you’ve seen all of the exhibits inside and outside, refresh yourself with a walk around the Water Gardens.

The Batemans Bay Heritage Museum is approximately three and a half hours from Sydney by road. They recommend that you allow at least one hour for your visit.

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Market Gallery on Edward

Market Gallery on Edward is a cooperative venture of local artists showcasing their unique and creative works. Presently, there are 9 stallholders involved in this venture presenting a variety of 2D and 3D works which are regularly changed and updated.

Market Gallery on Edward is a part of Edward Road Market Place which also includes a diverse range of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, fresh flowers, quality handmade items along with a variety of collectables.

Richmond Beach

Wander along a short and easy walking track and within a few steps you’ll arrive at the secluded beauty of Richmond Beach. Ideal for families, it provides protection from most onshore winds and makes for a peaceful day at the beach.

Surrounded by forest, there are plenty of shady spots to throw down a picnic rug and enjoy a picnic in a stunning natural setting. Bring your fishing gear and try your luck fishing from the beach, or go swimming and snorkelling in the sparkling blue waters.

With more than 90 species of birdlife in Murramarang, this is also a great spot for birdwatching. Wander along the foreshore and see how many species you can see. Catch a glimpse of gannets flying over the waters or watch the sooty oystercatchers fossicking along the shoreline.

**To keep visitors safe ALL camping in NSW national parks now requires a booking. For day visitors, please plan ahead and visit outside of peak periods (11am and 2pm). Check park alerts and visit COVID-19 updates for more information before visiting any park – **

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Mangrove Walk

Right beside Cullendulla Beach, the Mangrove walk is the only one of its kind in the entire area. Raised boardwalks thread through the marine park sanctuary zone of Cullendulla Creek.

At low tide, Australian white ibises forage in the sand here, while large groups of solider crabs march back and forth. The track also passes swamp oak forest, an endangered ecological community. Bring some binoculars and take advantage of the bench seats along the way for a round of birdwatching.

Signs along the walk help you get the most out of any visit, highlighting features like the unusual dune formations called ‘cheniers.’ These scenic ridges contain a staggering 7,000 years of shoreline changes stored in their sand.

**To keep visitors safe ALL camping in NSW national parks now requires a booking. For day visitors, please plan ahead and visit outside of peak periods (11am and 2pm). Check park alerts and visit COVID-19 updates for more information before visiting any park – **

Batemans Bay Cycleway

Cycling in Batemans Bay is an amazing scenic, family friendly experience as the cycleway is mainly flat, hugging the beautiful bay.

At the suggested starting point in Batehaven at Corrigans Beach five kilometres east of Batemans Bay CBD, there are great facilities including picnic tables, barbecues and liberty swing and fun area for children to enjoy. There is also plenty of parking so that when you return you can take a dip in the calm beach waters and then enjoy a picnic lunch. If you’re too puffed, then simply walk across the road to enjoy lunch in a cafe or restaurant.

Simply follow the cycle way travelling into Batemans Bay, over the bridge north veering off into Wharf Road. Continue along the roadway until you reach the end of Myamba Parade where you can dismount and walk along the Cullendulla Boardwalk. This is a wonderful walk that explores the wetlands; an extremely important aspect of the Batemans Bay ecosystem. The return journey is approximately 18 kilometres of sightseeing and enjoyment!

The cycle-way passes by Birdland Animal Park and many waterfront cafes and restaurants.

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