Uncover the heart of country Eurobodalla. Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Moruya River, you will be tempted to linger a while and experience the rich rural history and laid back way of living.

Moruya aerial view
River life

Moruya is approximately 8km from the coast and is far removed from the fast pace of city life. Visitors from the north cross the bridge into town and are welcomed by stunning river vistas to the east and west. As you might imagine, much of Moruya’s recreation is linked to the river.

Popular water based activities include, boating, fishing, kayaking, water skiing, seaplane flights, relaxing walks in riverside parks, the historic riverside quarry and surfing at the river mouth.

Moruya is also a heritage and cultural hub where you can connect with a vibrant and creative community by visiting award winning markets, boutique shops and The Basil Sellers (BAS) Exhibition Centre. The heritage of the town is always on display with many of the buildings unchanged since the 1950’s and others salute the town’s development during 1800’s.

The Basil Sellers Gallery, The Bas

Moruya has a growing reputation for boutique shopping. Browse the traditional shop fronts for gifts, handcrafts, home wares, fashion, shoes and jewellery, all within easy reach of extensive free parking.

The eclectic shopping is complemented by a department store, major supermarkets and fresh produce.

The carved wooden sculptures dotted along the main street honour various aspects of Moruya’s community and reflect the artistic spirit of the town and announce the town’s standing as an unofficial cultural hub. The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre (known colloquially as The BAS) hosts regular exhibitions and is home to the annual Basil Sellers Art Prize.

River of Art, an annual 10 day cluster of events, exhibitions, workshops and activities, celebrates the diversity of artisans and craftspeople that have gravitated toward the cultural community in and around Moruya.

Coffee from Alfresco Roasters
Grab a bite

There’s a range of cafes, including Alfresco Coffee 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.

The River restaurant offers a fine dining French/Australian
menu featuring fresh local and seasonal produce with gorgeous views over Moruya River.

And if you are a weekend chef, you can source a range of local produce from the markets and local fresh food grocers, bakeries and butchers.

Explore cafes and restaurants in and near Moruya.

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.

Flying high at Moruya Airport

Moruya Airport, first licenced in 1939 and acquired by the RAAF during WWII for the RAAF Coastal Surveillance network, was and is an important transport hub for Eurobodalla.

The airport is serviced by Regional Express Airlines (REX) with regular flights to Sydney and Merimbula. Check arrival and departure schedules.

The aerodrome precinct also invites you to experience Eurobodalla from a different point of view. Get an adrenaline rush on a tandem skydive with SkyDive Oz, take a scenic flight and land on water with South Coast Seaplanes or charter your own flights or take the controls on a training flight with Merit Aviation.

More to explore

Tourist Drive 7 starts on the northern side of the bridge and
meanders alongside the scenic Moruya River, rural pastures and coastal bushland. Stop at the Historic Quarry Park for a beautiful vantage point across the river and a quick history of Moruya’s granite connection to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Mourya Racecourse, the airport and the coastal hamlets of Broulee, Mossy Point and Tomakin are accessed via the drive.

On the southern side of town, South Head Drive will lead you to Moruya Heads and Toragy Point. The historic grave site and the spectacular views make Toragy Point a rewarding trip.

Further south, and just a short detour from the Princes Highway, you will find the peaceful coastal communities of Congo and Tuross Head. The stretch of headland and beaches between the two hamlets is the Bingi Dreaming Track. The track is a long but beautiful coastal walk in the Eurobodalla National Park and follows the ancient path of the Brinja-Yuin people.

Discover more to see and do in Moruya and Eurobodalla.

If you are visiting without a car or prefer to explore on foot we have created a selection of places and spaces around the Moruya town centre.

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