Backpacking Batemans Bay

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    BATEMANS BAY IS SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL BEACHES: Photo - Nick Rains, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    VISIT THE POPULAR MOGO ZOO AT MOGO (NEAR BATEMANS BAY): Photo courtesy Eurobodalla Tourism
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    HAND FEED SOME OF THE LOCAL KANGAROOS AT PEBBLY BEACH IN MURRAMARANG NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Jann Tuxford, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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Batemans Bay Highlights

  • A relaxed seaside and fishing town great for water sports and eating some quality seafood.

  • In close proximity to some stunning national parks and a nature reserve that have some spectacular scenery. Batemans Marine Park is located just offshore, which is great for scuba diving, swimming, surfing, fishing and whale and other marine mammal watching.

  • Visit the historic gold mining town of Mogo, where you can pan for gold, spend time in the arts and crafts stores, or visit the popular Mogo Zoo.

About Batemans Bay

Population 11,000

Traditionally a tourist haven for the well healed from the cities, Batemans Bay is also a popular tourist destination for the budget traveller and caters quite well to this end of the market.

Batemans Bay is also a fishing port by trade, with the Clyde River running through the heart of the town, making this a perfect destination to get some quality seafood.

Nearby are several national parks and a nature reserve, which have some spectacular scenery and are worth spending some time exploring them.

Ten kilometres south is the historic gold mining town of Mogo, where you can pan for gold, spend time in the arts and crafts stores, or visit the popular Mogo Zoo, with their many rare and exotic species of animals, including the White Lions of 'Timbavati'.

There are good surf beaches north and south of the town and just off the coast is Batemans Marine Park, which is a great place to scuba dive, swim, fish and whale and other marine mammal watch.

Orientation Map for Batemans Bay


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Batemans Bay Visitor Information Centre

Corner Princes Highway and Beach Road
Batemans Bay, NSW 2536
Phone 1800 802 528
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