Fun in the water
If you love water sports look no further. The waterways of the Eurobodalla and Batemans Marine Park are a vast playground above and below the surface!
Whether it’s fishing or kite surfing, snorkelling or surfing, jet skis or kayaks, sailing or jet boating, or just swimming, Eurobodalla has a perfect water way for you. Indulge your favourite water-based pastime and fun water activities right here.
Find a local tour operator or equipment hire service on our Tours & Attractions page
Wet a line
Whether you’re after some serious big game or just a bucketful for the BBQ, there’s a good chance you’ll get your fishing fix in Eurobodalla.
If you don’t have your own boat or kayak then opt for a professional fishing charter. Go to our Tours & Attractions page to search and find a local charter operator or hire service.
There are plenty of land-based fishing spots too. If you’re not sure about where to go or what bait to use, call into a local tackle shop because they always have the tips on what’s biting, best bait and line setup.
Discover the real surfer’s paradise
Experienced surfers know the thrill of catching the perfect wave. But if you’re new to the sport, surf schools offer individual coaching with equipment provided. Check our Tours & Attractions page for local surf schools and to enquire about surfing lessons.
We persuaded a few locals to share their favourite surf spots… Broulee, nearby Pink Rocks (not for beginners), North Head Moruya and McKenzies Beach near Malua Bay. But you can always seek out your own best breaks.
kayaking & sup
The peace of paddling
Eurobodalla is heaven for kayakers and stand-up paddlers and with 4 major river systems, 20 lakes, 83 beaches and many islands along 130kms of Batemans Marine Park coastline, you’ll have plenty of options to explore. It’s no surprise it’s one of our most popular water sports.
With lots of calm bays, coves, lakes and rivers to choose from make sure you keep your SUP board strapped onto your roof racks.
Book a guided tour, bring your own equipment or hire when you get here. For details on guided tours and hire see our Tours & Attractions page.
snorkelling & diving
An underwater playground
Whether you are an experienced snorkeller and diver or still on your L plates, there is a suitable spot for you to explore the vast underwater playground of this stretch of the Batemans coast.
Barunguba Montague Island is recognised as one of the top dive sites in New South Wales and is home to an amazing array of marine life. snorkelling with the seals is a “must do” experience. Scuba diving in the waters around the island is a rewarding experience with Barunguba Montague island being one of a handful of east coast habitats for the endangered Grey Nurse Shark.
See an itinerary of our top dive and snorkel spots.
Snorkelling & Kayaking Brochure
River, lake and ocean trails
Download for details on 11 snorkelling trails in Eurobodalla including:
- Barunguba Montague Island
- Mystery Bay
- Sunshine Cove
- Broulee Island
- Tomakin Cove
- Guerilla Bay
Adrenaline water sports
Try your hand at jet skiing at Corrigans Beach. This is one of the few sites in New South Wales where you can operate a jet ski without a PWC license.
If you like the adrenaline rush but want to stay dry, book a thrill ride on the Ocean Jet. This purpose built craft loves a bit of chop to get airborne. And hold on to your hat when the 360 degree spins are dished up. Along with the thrills you’ll also get a unique opportunity to get up close to the iconic Tollgate islands that rise up like sentinels at the entrance to Batemans Bay.
Speed boating and water skiing are permitted on the Clyde River at Nelligen up-river from the bridge.
Sailing, boating and cruising
The Clyde River, Batemans Bay, Moruya River, Wagonga Inlet, Narooma and ocean waters are popular for boating, sailing, fishing and sightseeing.
Check the latest waterways maps before launching your vessel.
You can swim in the ocean year round in suitable weather conditions.
Eurobodalla also has three swimming centres including an indoor pool at Narooma and the new aquatic centre at Batemans Bay, opening in 2022.
Narooma Swimming Centre
Indoor heated pools and outdoor waterplay area.
Open all year.
Moruya War Memorial Swimming Pool
Outdoor heated pools with some shade cover and grassed area.
Open seasonally October – April.
Batemans Bay Aquatic Centre
The new aquatic centre at Batemans Bay is part of the Bay Pavilions.
It features an eight-lane lap pool with ramp access, 10-metre warm water pool, a leisure pool with learn-to-swim and toddler areas, water play splash pads, water slides, gym, group fitness and wellness area.
Opening 2022 for all year access.