A Romantic Drive Along the Eurobodalla Coast

On so many of the 70 plus beaches along the Eurobodalla Coast, the only footprints in the sand are very likely to be yours. This painterly landscape is unique for its multitude of waterways, pristine beauty and laid back vibe ideally appreciated by scenic secondary roads.

Some beaches, such as the pebbled little coves between Bateman’s Bay and Mossy Point, conjure images of the Mediterranean. Then there’s the orange lichen-coated Grey Rocks, where fairy penguins or cormorants might join your swim, or the sea-mist shrouded stretches of sand south of Narooma, accessed by driving through paddocks.

The trick to getting the most from this delightfully unpeopled region is to deftly slip off the Pacific Highway and know when to get out of the car to surf, walk, swim, snorkel, kayak, hire a tinny or check out a gallery.

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A languid breakfast or lunch at the retro Muffin Shop at Mossy Point is an ideal entrée to the local vibe. The formation of the Batemans Marine Park has enhanced the abundant snorkelling opportunities. Sheltered beaches such as Guerilla Bay, Broulee, and Tomakin feature captivating marine life and velvety soft corals. A walk towards the headlands of Rosedale Beach reveals splendid rock art.

A 15 minute drive from the heritage-rich Moruya, the unlikely named Congo leads to gloriously empty waterways and walks amidst a Jurassic forest of giant cycads in Eurobodalla National Park. Followed further south, Congo Road weaves through scented forest to reach Mullimburra Point where a series of calm bays surround a promontory popular with kangaroos. And then there’s Binge Point, where sparkly granite boulders conceal rock pools shaped uncannily like spa baths.

Although a delicious sense of isolation prevails at these beaches, if you fancy a fine meal or a bottle of wine, Moruya is only a 20-minute drive away. Near the historic hamlet of Bodalla, there are two very worthy diversions: the sparkling Tuross Lake best appreciated by hiring a tinny and the bush fringed beaches of Potato Point. Lake Brou is perfect for a tucked away picnic; the drive through spotted gum forest a treat in itself.

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The tranquil Moruya River, Eurobodalla; photo: Alan Nichols, Eurobodalla Coast Tourism

Discover the Beauty of Eurobodalla: Must-Visit Lookout Points

If you’re looking for breathtaking views, make sure to stop at these scenic lookouts.

Big Bit Lookout, located just north of Batemans Bay, offers stunning panoramic views of the coastline and mountain ranges.

Holmes Lookout, perched high on a ridgeline, provides a picturesque view of the Clyde River, Batemans Bay, and the Budawang Ranges.

And don’t miss Observation Point in Batehaven, which offers a magnificent vista overlooking the beach, Snapper Island, and the Tollgate Islands.

These lookouts are perfect for capturing memorable photos and taking in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

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