28th Sep 2020 | Tourism Editor
 
DIVE AND SOAR AT MORUYA AIRPORT

Moruya Airport is a true gem in the Eurobodalla region, bounded by the ocean and the beautiful Moruya River system which is home to an abundance of native birds, reptiles and mammals.

Simply heading out there for a morning walk or cycle is enough to delight the senses and rejuvenate the mind and body as you take in nature’s beauty.

But perhaps one of the best reasons to visit Moruya Airport is the thrilling adventures on offer from established local operators.

When you’re ready for a day to remember forever, here are 4 excitement-packed and memorable activities you can do at Moruya Airport…

Take to the skies with Skydive Oz

Experience the adventure of a lifetime at Moruya’s skydiving centre, Skydive Oz.

With hundreds of 5-star reviews, Skydive Oz has become a favourite for thrill-seekers in search of skydiving lessons, tandem jumps from 10,000 to 15,000 feet, and affordable packages for sport skydivers.

It is the only learn to skydive facility in Australia located on the beach and waterfront, with a sea level drop zone that allows for maximum time in freefall.

Skydive Oz has an onsite café, picnic tables, restrooms and BBQ facilities so you can bring your family and friends to watch as you make your leap.

If you want to take a multi-day course in skydiving but don’t live nearby, Skydive Oz offers accommodation onsite. The Seabird in Moruya is also less than 1km from the airport and provides 4-star accommodation with a free airport shuttle service.

Journey across the coast in a seaplane

Another great reason to visit Moruya Airport for the day is to have a seaplane adventure with South Coast Seaplanes.

Choose from flights that will take you over Moruya, Tuross or Nowra and experience the full beauty of the South Coast – from the stunning mountain ranges and green pastures on one side to the deep blue sea on the other. Be sure to look out for dolphins and whales making their journey along the coast from May to November.

You can book flights ranging from 15 minutes to over an hour, with picnic packages available that will fly you out to a secluded location where you can enjoy a delicious meal before heading back to Moruya.

Learn to fly with Merit Aviation

Always dreamed of being a pilot? Well dream no more! You can try your hand on the controls of the ultralight Foxbat with trial instructional flights offered by Merit Aviation and experience the exhilaration of flying!

If you’d rather be a passenger and soak up the views, Merit can also take you up on scenic flights over the coast and into the rugged ranges of the Great Divide. And you can even charter your own flight – just tell the pilot where you want to go and create your own unique tour.

Test your limits with an 8km scenic walk

Want to expand your boundaries on foot? Take the stunning 8km walk from Moruya Airport to Broulee via Bengello Beach.

Leave from either end, and stop for lunch at your destination before making the trip back to your accommodation. During your walk you’ll encounter native birds and wildlife, serene sights and sounds, and may even spot some whales and dolphins.

If you want to stop for a picnic along the way, why not grab a fresh seafood takeaway at one of Broulee’s many great cafes and restaurants and then park yourself on Bengello Beach and enjoy!

You may also want to take your pooch along as there is a long stretch of beach that is pet friendly.

Want to expand your South Coast holiday with a visit to our nation’s capital, or fly down to Merimbula to explore the Bega region?

After a recent upgrade, Moruya Airport is looking better than ever and is set to receive even more upgrades thanks to funding from Eurobodalla Shire Council and the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

Moruya Airport has regular flights to both Canberra and Merimbula, serviced by Regional Express Airlines (REX). You can even leave the car at the airport, with plenty of free parking for travellers next to the terminal building.  

To learn more about Moruya Airport, including its history during WWII, visit Eurobodalla Shire Council.

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