The South Coast is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful lakes and rivers, teeming with sea life and serving up the perfect combination of solitude, fun and adventure.
If you love water sports and activities, there is no shortage of things to do on the coast. From fishing to snorkelling, kayaking to cruises, here are 6 ways to explore Eurobodalla by water…
Eurobodalla’s rivers and seas are home to a wealth of fish species such as snapper, morwong, flathead, kingfish, tuna, salmon, cod, leatherjacket, redfish, and much more.
Favourite spots to cast a line on the coast include:
- Lake Durras in Murramarang National Park
- Clyde River inlet north of Batemans Bay
- Moruya River
- Tuross Lake
- Wagonga Inlet at Narooma
Secluded beaches with calm seas along the coastline are also a local favourite, particularly for those in search of fresh salmon.
If you love to fish but don’t have the gear or a NSW fishing licence, why not book in with a fishing charter?
Kayaking and water bikes
Explore Eurobodalla’s beautiful lakes and rivers from the comfort of your own kayak or pedal boat.
If you’re in it for the exercise and fun, the Clyde River, Moruya River, Tomaga River and Tuross Lake are easy to navigate and have plenty of space to roam and explore for hours.
For an experience that’s a little more out of the way, head to Cullendulla Creek which stretches inland past Cullendulla Nature Reserve. Or if you’re further down south, go to the Wagonga Inlet at Narooma where you can glide through sapphire waters with a luscious green backdrop on one side and blue ocean waters on the other.
Kayaks are available for hire at Bay and Beyond in South Durras or Region X in Mossy Point. There are also a number of operators who provide half or full day kayaking tours which journey along the shoreline past caves and coves, and include lunch and a swim at some of the South Coast’s best kept secret spots.
If you’re up for something a little different, why not try water biking? Water bikes are available for hire at Narooma Mobile Leisure Sports and Narooma Marina, and you can pedal along the Wagonga Inlet with seals and stingrays below you and seagulls and pelicans in the skies above.
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP)
SUP is hugely popular on the South Coast as a memorable, exciting and physically challenging way to discover Eurobodalla’s unspoiled lakes and beaches.
To get started all you need is a board, paddle and great balance! SUP equipment is available to hire from Bay and Beyond at South Durras, Broulee Surf School, Narooma Surf School, and more. Some also offer private lessons to help you make the most of your day in the sun.
Some of the best places to SUP on the South Coast are:
- Lake Durras
- Candlagan Creek in Broulee
- Tomaga River
- Moruya River
- Wagonga Inlet
With so many quiet beaches with little to no waves, you’ll can also try stand up paddle boarding out on the open water for an unforgettable way to take in the sights of the coast.
If you want to enjoy the water without getting wet, take a peaceful cruise with one of the coast’s local cruise operators.
At Narooma, you’ll find Narooma Oyster Tours where you can journey along the Wagonga Inlet delighting in freshly caught oysters and local produce. Also at Narooma is Wagonga Inlet Cruises, offering a half day or sunset cruise so you can bask in the serenity aboard a historic vessel.
To explore the Clyde River, Merinda River Cruises has cruises running daily from The Boatshed Batemans Bay which feature a scrumptious lunch with fresh local seafood.
Houseboats and BBQ boats
For a unique way to stay on the coast, or spend a day on the water, why not rent a house boat or BBQ boat?
Bay River Houseboats, Barbecue and Fishing Boat Hire, Clyde River Houseboats and Riverview Houseboats in Narooma all offer houseboats for hire with no need for a boat licence and plenty of space for the whole family.
Cruise the Wagonga Inlet, or the Clyde River which extends for 38kms and provides an experience of the South Coast at sunrise and sunset unlike any other.
Swimming, snorkelling and diving
Explore the wonders of the South Coast’s unique underwater ecosystems, and get up close and personal with magnificent sea creatures large and small.
From a casual day at the beach to a full day diving adventure, the Eurobodalla region has something for everyone.
For a day out snorkelling, you won’t want to miss:
- North Head rock pools
- Mystery Bay near Montague Island
- Maloneys Beach
- Sunshine Cove Beach
- Guerilla Bay near Tomakin
- Myrtle Beach
If you’re up for a diving adventure, you can book snorkel and diving tours including marine life hotspots like Montague Island.
For more places to explore the pristine waters of the South Coast, visit Explore Eurobodalla.