Batemans Bay is the northern gateway to Eurobodalla, and is at the heart of Australia’s Oyster Coast, where Clyde River oysters are harvested in crystal clear waters.

Batemans Bay aerial view
Clyde River

The Clyde River is one of the last major rivers to remain un-dammed and, as a result, has the cleanest, least polluted waters of any river in Eastern Australia.

The distinctive river-fed oysters can be sampled at Wray Street Oyster Shed and star on the menus in Batemans Bay restaurants including fine-dining at the Sandbar. This is the home to some of best oysters in the world – a claim based on the quality of the waters in which they grow.

Seafood serving

For fresh local seafood head to Innes Boat Shed on the southern foreshore where you can also take a gentle Merinda Cruise up the Clyde to historic Nelligen.

For casual dining on the water, stroll on the Mara Mia walkway for Starfish Deli, the award-winning Sam’s Pizzeria or head up to JJ’s at the Marina.

Take the winding coast road (Tourist Drive 7) and explore the many breathtaking bays and coves from Batemans Bay to Moruya.

Along the way you will find relaxed coastal cafes and eateries, serving an abundance of local fare from all day breakfasts and tapas-style dinners, to Moonlight Flat oysters and homegrown grass-fed lamb.

Pathway in the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden

Heading south along the highway you’ll discover the stunning Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden. Set on a 42-hectare site in the state forest between Batemans Bay and Mogo, the garden was recently named in the top 10 must see gardens by Australian Geographic. Lucky visitors wandering the paths might catch a glimpse of local fauna too. There’s a café, playground and beautiful places to picnic among 2,000 species of flora.

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