Things To Do in Guerilla Bay

Guerilla bay

Renowned for its pristine beaches, lush vegetation, and tranquil atmosphere, Guerilla Bay offers visitors a serene retreat on the South Coast of New South Wales.

Tucked along the picturesque South Coast of New South Wales, you’ll discover the hidden gem of Guerilla Bay—a captivating coastal town that beckons those in search of a tranquil and revitalising retreat. With its untouched beauty and serene atmosphere, this hidden gem offers an adventure-packed journey through breathtaking landscapes and idyllic beaches. From the town’s vibrant culture to the local seafood, Guerilla Bay promises an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and foodies alike.

Things to Do in Guerilla Bay

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As you arrive in Guerilla Bay, the pristine beaches greet you with their radiant beauty and crystal-clear waters. Take a moment to appreciate the unspoiled coastal stretch that unfolds before your eyes. Whether you choose to swim in the gentle waves, snorkel among the marine wonders, or simply bask in the sun, these beaches offer an oasis of relaxation.

For those seeking a deeper connection with nature, why not embark on the scenic coastal walks that meander along the shores? Marvel at the picturesque backdrops and immerse yourself in the lush landscapes that surround you. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit notable landmarks and vantage, each offering a unique perspective of Guerilla Bay’s natural wonders.

Guerilla Bay Beach

Situated just 13 kilometres south of the Batemans Bay township, Guerilla Bay is a rugged beach embraced by thick bushland. Its name, derived from the aboriginal word ‘guarella’ meaning ‘big rock,’ speaks to the inherent charm of this destination. Scuba divers and snorkelers are drawn to this beach’s allure, located conveniently on Beach Parade off George Bass Drive.

While surfing may not be suitable at this sheltered bay due to low wave conditions, the area is a haven for scuba divers who venture into the deep waters through the narrow gap between Burrewarra Point and the islet. Facilities such as parking, park benches, and walking tracks ensure that visitors can fully appreciate the tranquil beauty of this coastal gem. Take note that there are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach, and it is considered moderately hazardous.

Burrewarra Point Lookout

A short ten-minute walk from the car park on Burri Point Road leads you to Burrewarra Point Lookout, where awe-inspiring coastal headland views await. This lookout serves as a prime land-based whale watching spot during the annual spring migration. Take in the vistas over Guerilla Bay and north towards Batemans Bay from the viewing platform. Just off the main walking track, you can even catch a glimpse of the remains of a concrete bunker—a relic from the radar station used by the RAAF during World War 2.

Banksia bushwalk

Banksia Walk

Within the enchanting embrace of Burrewarra Point lies the Banksia Walk: a charming path through a mature banksia forest that unveils breathtaking views of the South Coast and hinterland. This tranquil walk is an ideal spot for whale watching from September to November, while the autumn months see banksias blooming with large grey-green flower spikes, attracting nectar-eating birds. While the walk is not suitable for toddlers and small children due to unfenced cliff edges, it presents an opportunity for nature enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the peaceful beauty of the entire area. The Banksia Walk spans 1.5 kilometres, offering a leisurely stroll that takes approximately 50 minutes to complete.

More to explore

While Guerilla Bay in itself is a haven of tranquillity and natural wonders, neighbouring towns offer their own unique charms.



Tomakin, just  five minutes away, presents an opportunity to explore picturesque beaches and indulge in outdoor recreational activities. A visit to Tomakin wouldn’t be complete without stopping by Melville Point, where you can savour the beautiful water views of the South Coast. Grab a classic cafe-style meal or coffee at Mossy On Pacific, or head to Smokey Dan’s Bar & Grill for a meatier culinary experience, featuring smoked brisket, pulled pork burgers, blazed chook pizza, and more.

Magnificent Mossy Point Waterfront

Mossy Point

Venture to Mossy Point, another nearby destination boasting its own distinctive allure. Discover the village’s secluded charm, characterised by quaint residential homes and holiday rentals that are perfect for the warmer months. The Mossy Point Headland—located on the south side of the Tomago River—beckons with its convenient boat ramp, kayak and bicycle hire services, and an historic anchor lookout. Enjoy a day of canoeing, fishing, or exploring the nearby nature reserves as you immerse yourself in Mossy Point’s whimsical ambiance.

Surfing at Broulee


Just a short distance from Guerilla Bay lies the homely town of Broulee—a haven for summer travellers and local beach lovers alike. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Broulee’s stunning blue waters and amazing surf as you bask in the sun on its beautiful beaches. Make sure to visit Broulee Headland lookout, a must-see spot offering panoramic views from its expansive rock platform. Keep your eyes peeled, as you might catch a glimpse of migrating whales during spring. From there, continue your exploration to Broulee Island Nature Reserve, where you can leisurely explore the remnants of hotels and railway ruins now reclaimed by nature.

Visit guerilla bay now

Guerilla Bay and its surrounding areas offer an escape into a world of peace and natural splendour. Embrace the tranquility of this coastal paradise as you recharge your senses and discover the abundance of breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture. Make time to explore nearby Tomakin and Mossy Point, further enriching your coastal getaway. And as you retreat to the comfort of Guerilla Bay, sit back, relax, and cherish the allure of the Eurobodalla region.


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