279 kilometres south of Sydney situated at the mouth of the Clyde Rive, Batemans Bay is a seaside resort town popular with younger families as well as surfers looking for a good challenge. While Batemans Bay is the largest town on the coast south of Nowra, it maintains its small town atmosphere and welcomes its visitors with its fabulous estuary location and unspoilt natural environment.
Batemans Bay Water Gardens covers an area of 5 hectares, 70% of which is a natural wetland inhabited by many varieties of water birds. There are gravel pathways that lead onto two boardwalks over the wetlands.
The Birdland Animal Park is set in a waterside setting with beautiful gardens. Visitors can feed a Koala, cuddle a wombat, hold a snake, ride the train, and feed the friendly birds and animals.
The Eucalypt Trail is about 500 metres long, winding through wet bushland that boasts 11 different eucalypt species. The trail features wooden steps and signs interpreting the eucalypt species of the area. There is a barbeque area with covered tables, bins and toilet facilities.
Visitors should take the opportunity to taste the fresh and succulent seafood caught locally in some of the worlds cleanest waters. The local Clyde River oysters are often hailed by connoisseurs as the best in the world.