Photo: Montague Island Nature Reserve, near Narooma
Eurobodalla, south of Sydney on the far South Coast, is known for rugged peaks and lush green forests, acting as a backdrop against the many sheltered coves, headlands jutting against the sea, golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.
Batemans Bay, a fishing town has great beaches nearby and a beautiful estuary. Birdlands has a chance for you to handle wombats, snakes, and to see Australian animals and birdlife.
Batemans Bay is the gateway to the stunningly beautiful Eurobodalla and Deua National Parks. Moruya also has very exclusive beaches nearby and takes its history seriously, with many historic buildings, built from stones sourced from the Moruya granite quarry in the 1800s.
Nelligen, on the Clyde River, just inland from Batemans Bay, is a charming historic township.
Central Tilba, an artisan town where artists, wood turners and leather craftsmen practice their trades. Great shopping for bargains!
Tilba Tilba has the Foxglove Spire Gardens.
Murramang National Park, surrounding Dumas Lake, is beautiful coast area with gum and rainforests as well as beaches.
The seaside town of Narooma has retained its charming fishing village atmosphere. This part of the Eurobodalla Nature Coast has numerous estuaries and ocean beaches for fishing. Plenty of surf at the beaches, there is excellent diving available and Aboriginal Culture, Art and Heritage to explore. You can also try one of the cruises available to see this wonderful part of the South Coast, even go whale, seal or dolphin spotting in their habitat. There is a thriving cafe culture and good restaurants with a number of pubs and clubs to entertain you into the night.
Mount Dromedary dominates the village. Off the coast near Narooma is Montague Island Nature Reserve. Humpbacks and increasingly Orcas and Southern Whales come to frolic, if it could be called that, in the waters there. Montague Island itself is a sanctuary haven for sea birds, seals and penguins.
For more information about Mt Dromedary and Montegue Island, contact the Narooma Visitor Information Centre on the Princes Highway at Narooma, NSW 2546. Phone: 1800 240 003 or International +061 2 4476 2881.
At Mogo, you will find some interesting attractions. Mogo Zoo specialises in breeding endangered and rare species from around the world and has them on display. There is also Old Mogo Town, an 1850s Gold Rush Theme Park and you can pan for gold yourself on a goldfields tour at the seaside village of Tomakin.
Charter fishing is available at places like Batemans Bay and Narooma. You can also take an adventure tour with a National Parks guide or take a cruise around Montague Island.
Experience Aboriginal Culture and visit Koori sites with Umbarra Cultural Tours at Tilba. For the family, there are Goldfield tours at Tomakin and there is a historical tour of Moruya.
You can hire boats or jet skis at various places along the NSW coast, even learn to surf at one the many stunning beaches found on the South Coast.
The Australian Government has made it easier for people to work here. See Employment in Australia.
There is a good range of accommodation in Eurobodalla, with seaside cabins, backpacker hostels, south coast hotels, historic inns and motels as well as luxury resorts.
Camping grounds in various national parks is available and some have very well equipped caravan and camp sites. Bookings are essential. Phone +061 2 4423-2170 for more information. For hotels, motels see NSW Accommodation.
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Photo: Batemans Bay NSW