Batemans Bay is the northern gateway to Eurobodalla, with Canberra city a scenic two-hour drive to the west.

Aerial view of the Clyde River and Batemans Bay
Clyde River oysters

At the heart of the Australia’s Oyster Coast, the Clyde River flows into Batemans Bay, and is one of several Eurobodalla waterways that support a world class oyster industry producing Sydney Rock, Pacific and native Angasi oysters.

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. 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.

These distinctive river-fed oysters can be sampled on the menus in many Batemans Bay restaurants. You can buy your own fresh oysters from the farm gate or take an oyster tasting tour on a kayak for a unique farm to plate experience.

Taste the Bay

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 River 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.

Explore restaurants and cafes in and around Batemans Bay

Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
More to explore

A ten minute drive south of Batemans Bay is the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, Mogo Wildlife Park and the charming village of Mogo with its colonial goldmining history and thriving arts and crafts scene. You’ll find local souvenirs, artwork, handmade goods, jewellery, pottery, antiques, homewares and some tasty treats.
A trip along Beach Road and the Tourist Drive 7 will lead you to the hamlets and communities hugging the picturesque coastline as it stretches south to the regional airport and the town of Moruya.
To the north are quiet villages perched between the forest, pristine beaches and the Murramarang National Park. Within minutes you can be driving through a lush forest of spotted gum and burrawangs, home to many native animals including kangaroos, wallabies, parrots and cockatoos.

Discover more things to see and do in and around Batemans Bay.

If you are visiting without a car or prefer to explore on foot we have created a selection of places and spaces within 6kms of the Batemans Bay town centre.

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