Things to Do at Batemans Bay NSW Australia

Wander by the River at Batemans Bay

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Things to Do in Batemans Bay

  • Learn about Bateman Bay's history and go on a history walk
  • Immerse yourself on the coastal walk, the Bingie Dreaming Track at the Eurobodalla National Park
  • Look in on Batemans Bay Heritage Museum
  • Visit Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
    • Free guided first Sunday monthly
    • Self-guided walks
    • Arboretum Track
    • Aboriginal Heritage Walk
    • Foresty Children's Walk
    • Forest Track
    • Hill Track
    • Explore the gardens
  • Walk along the Clyde River
  • Make a picnic and walk along the beach
  • Walk on the walking tracks
  • Sit and watch the boats sail on the Clyde River
  • Eat oysters farmed in Batemans Bay
  • Go on the Clyde River by kayak for an oyster-tasting tour
  • Have the opportunity to find penguins, dolphins, seals, migrating birds, and flying fish on a half-day sea kayak tour

Bushfires

After I visited, I read and saw how the bushfires affected Batemans Bay and the surrounding areas last summer (2019). Closed roads, no power, no petrol, closed supermarkets, and the like, left residents and holidaymakers stranded.

And, they were forced to survive in the smoke-filled air from the bushfires.

See the Old Batemans Bay Bridge Sculpture and Picture

In the picture, you see the old Batemans Bay Bridge which has been pulled down. It was a 65-year-old bridge with a steel truss vertical lift span.

A new bridge has been built since I visited and was opened in 2021. You can see a series of videos of the replacement project and read about how components of the old bridge are being repurposed with heritage and historic value.

In May 2022, the sculpture was placed near the new Batemans Bay Bridge.

Princes Wharf and the Old Batemans Bay Bridge at Batemans Bay NSW Australia

Princes Wharf and the Old Batemans Bay Bridge in the Background

Things to Do near Batemans Bay

  • Visit seal and whale watching at Montague Island.
  • See the rock formations and scenic views, bird watch, and walk at Bingie Bingie Point at Eurobodalla National Park
  • Immerse yourself on the walk, Bingie Dreaming Track at the Eurobodalla National Park
    • Trek from Congo to Tuross Head along the coast
  • Spend some time at the historical Quarry Park at Moruya.
    • The quarry site is where the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons were extracted
  • Go on a history town walk of Moruya
  • Pack a picnic or BBQ and head for Pebbly Beach in the Murramarang National Park
  • See the rock formations and volcanic rock, and white and black sand on the Dark Beach Walking Track in the Murramarang National Park
  • Walk through the rainforest and on the white sandy beach at Depot Beach in the Murramarang National Park

Mogo Village

Not far away, 10 minutes, you can visit Mogo.

However, the Old Gold Rush Colony Mogo was devastated in the 2019 bushfires and closed. You can see before and after photos of the destruction caused by the bushfires on their FB page.

Visit Mogo Village, it's a historical town that started after the 1850s gold rush.

You'll find things to do in Mogo like

  • bike riding
  • visit Mogo Zoo
  • walk at the botanical garden
  • shop for handcrafts, artwork, and local produce
  • see the miners' cottages as well as new buildings
    • like Mogo Bowerbird Garage is an old miner
  • look up the interactive map of the town
  • eat an ice cream
  • have a coffee
  • eat lunch
  • look at the ocean views from the lookout
  • walk along the beaches

Mogo Wildlife Park

And then, for me, it was the scenes on TV showing Mogo Wildlife Park. The bushfires from Clyde Mountain threatened the wildlife park.

The owner and workers at the zoo stayed to protect the animals. On the broadcasts, you saw how they drove around the park with portable water tanks spraying water.

Visit the Mogo Wildlife Park. Mogo Wildlife Park had to close cause of the bushfires. And, it had to close again due to the restrictions in place.

Boat at Princes Wharf on Clyde River Batemans Bay NSW

Boat at Princes Wharf on Clyde River

Clyde River at Batmans Bay

Walk along the Clyde River at Batemans Bay

Boat sailing on the Clyde River and Person standing by the rocks

Where is Batmans Bay in New South Wales?

After Ulladulla, you head south of Sydney along the south coast of New South Wales. The drive takes you on the Princes Highway to Batemans Bay.

Then, you cross over Clyde River via the Clyde River Bridge. Clyde River flows into Batemans Bay.

You can try the oysters, which are harvested in the river.

For the location of Batemans Bay on the map click here.

NSW Travel Essentials

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