Moruya is the heart and soul of country Eurobodalla. Situated on the beautiful Moruya River, you’ll find a laid back way of living, far removed from the fast pace of city life.

Moruya aerial view
The River

Moruya has charm and secrets to share with those ready to explore. The coastal drive (tourist drive 7) from Batemans Bay via Broulee is stunning, and takes you alongside the Moruya River before opening to reveal a wide flood plain at the foothills of the mountains of the Deua National Park.

It’s along this road, George Bass Drive, that the first of Moruya’s secrets are revealed. Quarry Park on the river’s edge tells the story of how Moruya provided granite for many of Sydney’s landmarks, including the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Discover tales of quarrying and loading granite onto barges for the perilous ocean journey north.

Moruya markets
The Markets

Crossing the river into Moruya on a Saturday morning or Tuesday afternoon, it’s hard to miss the colour and movement spilling from Riverside Park when two of the South Coast’s best markets are in full swing.

The Saturday Country Market is a great way to ease into the weekend, with fresh food, music, produce and bespoke art and craft. Shop and chat with local artists, makers and growers, who are happy to share what they know, or find a place on the river’s edge to sit, eat and watch South Coast Sea Planes come in to land. The parade of people, dogs and fashion is eclectic.

The SAGE Farmers Market on Tuesday afternoons is one of Australia’s best. It was twice awarded most outstanding farmers market by ABC’s Delicious magazine, not only for the authenticity and quality of produce, but for the atmosphere of the market.

The Basil Sellers Gallery, The Bas
The Culture

The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, known as the Bas, is a new exhibition space showcasing local and touring artists. There’s a new exhibition each month and opening nights have become a Friday evening must-do, with artist talks on Saturdays offering insights into the creative heart and soul of this community.

There’s a range of cafes, including Alfresco Roasters who ethically source, roast and brew coffee from all around the world. Local watering holes like the Air Raid Tavern, the Adelaide and the Waterfront feature live music on weekends and great pub food.

Coffee from Alfresco Roasters

The River restaurant is a treat of local and seasonal produce and set right on the river. Make like a local and head along to the monthly produce dinner.

Moruya is also gaining a reputation for boutique shopping with stores like Curtis and Cloud or Dowry, where old textiles found and revered are made wearable and useable today in unique homewares and clothing.

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