Tourist Drive 7: The Coast Road

Tourist Drive 7 Batemans Bay to Moruya

Driving time: 1.5 hours return to/from Batemans Bay on 70km of sealed road.

Lookouts: Observation Point, Burrewarra Point, Melville Point and Mossy Point.

From Batemans Bay follow Beach Road south. Then at the traffic lights at Batemans Bay High School turn left through to Batehaven. Take the first left after the traffic lights at Batehaven shops to Observation Point for views of the Bay.

Continue to Denhams Beach, Surf Beach and Malua Bay, stopping to enjoy beaches and headlands along the way.

Proceed south, turn off at Rosedale and Guerilla Bay for more scenic coves and beaches. At Guerilla Bay drive to the end of Burri Point Road and if time permits take the 20 minute walk (it's clearly signposted) to the headland at Burrewarra Point for panoramic views north, east and south.

Continue south along the coast road (George Bass Drive) taking the left turn into Tomakin. Head for Melville Point where all the pretty bays and beaches are on show. Back out to the coast road and across the Tomaga River, turn left to Mossy Point headland where the lookout offers views of Broulee Beach to the south and charming boat houses and jetties to the north. Continue across Candlagan Creek through Broulee (you can walk around Broulee Island – our Short Walks brochure has directions) then back out to the coast road again, turn left and continue south.

About 5km on, take the left turn into the Moruya Airport, veer right onto an unsealed road and past the camping ground to the parking area. Take the walk out onto the breakwall - the north head of Moruya River - for a great view north along Bengello Beach. The breakwall is a top fishing spot if you're keen to throw in a line! Turn left back onto the coast road to enjoy the scenic view of the Moruya River with the impressive mountain backdrop as you head west past the granite quarry, the source of granite for the Sydney Harbour Bridge piers and pylons. Signage in rest area opposite the quarry tells the story of the granite and the workers – well worth a stop.

Return to Batemans Bay via the Princes Highway. Take a break at Mogo where you can browse the art and craft shops and have a coffee. Enjoy Mogo Zoo and the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens if you have time.