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7 Things to Do in Eurobodalla & Batemans Bay with Kids

It’s easy to see why Eurobodalla is such a wonderful family destination with 120 kilometres of coastline 83 uncrowded beaches, 4 major river systems and some 20 lakes and islands. 

With all this water you’ll need ways to explore it and there are plenty of options; a river cruise up the mighty Clyde, a houseboat adventure or up close on a fun kayak tour!

Still need more to do in this South Coast holiday destination? Snorkel in an aquarium without boundaries, swim, learn to surf or stand-up-paddle board, go putt putt golfing, do some indoor climbing, outdoor go-karting, visit the penguins and seals or better still, swim with the seals at Montague Island, feed the lions, meerkats or lemur at Mogo Zoo  – the list is endless!

Plus, the stunning Eurobodalla region is like a natural wildlife sanctuary, famous for kangaroos and wallabies, whales, seals and penguins, a spectacular variety of eucalypt forests, and unique regional flora like the Bendethera wattle. 

Read on as we explore the best things to do in Eurobodalla and Batemans Bay with kids. 

Happy children chasing each other on the beach Eurobodalla
Happy children chasing each other on the beach, Eurobodalla

1. Fish from the jetties or head out on the reef

Been fishing? If not then you’re in luck with lots of places to toss in a line. Eurobodalla is a fishing paradise where it’s never too far to a jetty to try your luck for bream and leatherjacket. Just off the beaches you’ll get the big sand flathead or venture out with the adults to the reefs where you may chance upon the bigger snapper.

2. Go camping or bushwalking in the National Parks

While the waterways reflect a colourful assortment of blues and greens and the beaches with their yellow clean sand, it’s the lush green forests that provides a wonderful holiday backdrop. 

There’s so much to explore in our forests and National Parks like ancient headlands, forest bushwalks where you will see some amazing wildlife including echidnas and kangaroos and wallabies lazing under the tall timbered trees, spotting possums at night and endless cycling tracks. Spend a few nights camping under the stars.

3. Delve into history at the region’s museums

Larrikins and bushrangers add character to Eurobodalla and this rich heritage is captured across the region’s attractions. History and stories are on offer at the Moruya or Batemans Bay Museums or step back in time in the National Trust village of Central Tilba.

4. Try the South Coast’s famous seafood and local dairy 

Parents will love our delicious Clyde River and Narooma oysters, but you’ll love our famous fish n chops served on the water’s edge in Batemans Bay, Tuross Head and Narooma.  For more treats, stop in Mogo for fudge and ice cream or Bodalla for yummy cheeses, milkshakes and real home-made Ice cream straight from the local cows! 

Credit Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens
Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens

5. Visit the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens

Relax and commune with nature in these beautiful grounds, bursting with 2000 species of plants, trees and shrubs of the region – and home to kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, possums, echidnas, snakes, lizards, frogs and many birds. The 42ha Gardens are part of the Mogo State Forest and include the amazing Children’s Play Space, café and picnic and BBQ facilities.

6. Eat fresh fruit gelati at Bermagui Gelati Clinic

An arrangement with local growers, to supply fresh fruit in exchange for free gelati, has proved a winning recipe for the quirky and super-popular Bermagui Gelati Clinic. With mouth-wateringly delicious artisan gelato on the menu this is a must-visit for families holidaying in the Eurobodalla region. The kids will thank you!

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Feeding giraffes at Mogo Zoo

7. Meet the animals at Mogo Wildlife Park  

The Eurobodalla region is home to Mogo Wildlife Park, in the picturesque historic gold mining village of Mogo, ten kilometres south of Batemans Bay.

The zoo exhibits an extraordinary range of animals, including the western lowlands gorilla, the majestic white lion, silvery gibbon, emperor tamarin, meerkats, Nepalese red panda, ring-tailed lemur, Brazilian tapir, Sumatran tiger, snow leopard and the southern white rhino.

Get up close and personal with amazing animal encounters! Mogo Zoo boasts an extensive range of animal encounters with some of the planet’s rarest creatures and you will have the unique opportunity to touch, hand-feed and interact like never before.

Enjoy Mogo Wildlife Park’s beautiful picnic grounds or the barbecue facilities situated just metres from the exhibits.

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Visit Eurobodalla on the unspoilt south coast NSW soon; a place to relax, reconnect and have memorable old fashioned family holidays!


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