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Batemans BayAustralia

Discover excellent seafood, secluded beaches, native wildflowers and diverse wildlife at this bay where the Clyde River meets the South Coast.

Sprawling out from the Clyde River estuary, Batemans Bay features some of the South Coast’s most beautiful and varied coastline. Discover the bay’s magnificent scenery from the sands of a quiet cove or explore the waterways by boat. Sample Batemans Bay’s famous oysters, try your luck at fishing in the bay or surf the South Coast breaks.

Select from several gorgeous golden-sand beaches around the bay. Swim in sheltered coves or check the swell for surfing. Dive or snorkel in the Batemans Bay Marine Reserve to see the diverse underwater world beneath the waves. Travel south from the town centre to find secluded beaches and fishing spots. You might catch mulloway, bream or flathead.

Spot mangroves and oyster flats along the coastline on a picturesque cruise or kayak around the bay and into the Clyde River. See these sights on land from the Batemans Bay cycleway. Sample the delicious oysters at one of Batemans Bay’s dining establishments or fishmongers. Then watch a pretty sunset from the end of the pier jutting into the bay.

The nearby Catalina Country Club has 27 holes across its expansive course. Check out the breathtaking landscapes of Murramarang National Park, where native bushland meets pebbly beach and mobs of eastern grey kangaroos bound through the bush at dawn and dusk. At Birdland Animal Park, ride a fun train through the reserve and spot native Australian bird species. Don’t miss a daytrip to Didhol (Pigeon House Mountain) or the preserved pioneering village of Mogo. Stroll through beautiful banksia forests to Burrewarra Point and enjoy views of Guerilla Bay. If you’re lucky, you might spot migratory whales from here in the cooler months.

Batemans Bay is the closest seaside township to Canberra and is a popular ocean getaway for Australia’s capital city. The drive from Canberra takes approximately 2 hours. Regional trains and buses also connect Batemans Bay with Sydney and Canberra. Stay in luxury resorts or laid-back cabins in this relaxing seaside town.

Top hotels in Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay Hotel
Batemans Bay Hotel
3 out of 5
1 Dolphin Ave, Batemans Bay, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$170 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Situated in Batemans Bay, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Catalina Golf Course, Hanging Rock Sports Complex and Birdland Animal Park. Batemans Bay Marina ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)

"The staff couldn’t be more helpful. We had a problem(nothing to do with the hotel) and they helped us without hesitation. Thank you again."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2021

Batemans Bay Hotel
Lincoln Downs Resort Batemans Bay, BW Signature Collection
Lincoln Downs Resort Batemans Bay, BW Signature Collection
4 out of 5
11683 Princes Highway Batemans Bay, North Batemans Bay, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$179 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Situated in North Batemans Bay, this spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Clyde River National Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Surfside Beach and Batemans Bay ...

3.6/5Good! (22 reviews)
Peaceful

"Beautiful Views and quiet"…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2020

Lincoln Downs Resort Batemans Bay, BW Signature Collection
Barlings Beach Holiday Park
Barlings Beach Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
1939 George Bass Drive, Tomakin, NSW
The price is AU$231 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.

Offering direct access to the beach, this Tomakin campsite is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rosedale Beach, Broulee North Beach and Mossy Point. Illawong Nature Reserve ...

4.3/5Excellent! (233 reviews)
Villa Stay

"Spacious accommodations with a nice big veranda . There was a slight musk to the unit when you first enter ,we left all the windows open for a couple of hours and the smell disappeared .The seats at the table where uncomfortable inside so we used the out door seating only.I would come back and stay ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2020

Barlings Beach Holiday Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Batemans Bay

Corrigans Cove
Corrigans Cove
4.5 out of 5
204 beach Road, Batehaven, NSW
The price is AU$166 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.

Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Corrigans Beach, Caseys Beach, and Hanging Rock Sports Complex. Observation Head ...

4.3/5Excellent! (465 reviews)

"Excellent location. Great restaurant. Friendly staff. The gardens are definitely overdue for a tidy up though. Would definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Corrigans Cove
BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
2 out of 5
51 Beach Road, Batehaven, NSW

With direct access to the beach, this Batehaven campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Corrigans Beach, Catalina Golf Course and Hanging Rock Sports Complex. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (222 reviews)

"Good location close to boat ramp and beach. Good amenities"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
Lakesea Park
Lakesea Park
3.5 out of 5
1 Durras Lake Road, South Durras, NSW
The price is AU$106 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.

Offering direct access to the beach, this South Durras campsite is in a national park, steps away from Cookies Beach and Durras Beach. Durras Beach and Murramarang ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (62 reviews)

"Was a great little getaway! The park was quiet, everything was clean and organised. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Lakesea Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Batemans Bay

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Mar. 2020

As the only activity still available was shopping we did that. I was lucky enough to have a manicure and pedicure before that was closed also on the day we arrived. We availed ourselves of Donegan's Steak House take away for dinner on 2 nights.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Mar. 2020

The new bridge (currently under construction) will be a great new asset and landmark. It’s great to see that the whole area (including Mogo and Surf Beach) is bouncing back from the tragic fires from earlier in the year.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Mar. 2020

Lovely little coastal town and friendly locals!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar. 2020

The area might be damaged from the fires, but the people are amazing.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Feb. 2020

The people of Batemans Bay are wonderful and very helpful. The ice creamy shop guy was very nice and made us feel special for visiting. We went on the lunch cruise which we enjoyed.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

5 Feb. 2020

I was there in the busy season so getting around the road system was a little time consuming.

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