Summer is here, and there’s no better place to soak up the sun than the NSW Far South Coast! We’re here to help you experience it like a local from Batemans Bay to Bingie. Whether you’re a nature lover, a foodie, or an adventure seeker, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
This blog features 8 must do activities on the South Coast this summer:
- Explore From the Water: Sea Kayaking Batemans Bay
- Snorkel Sheltered Shark Bay
- Paddle the Clyde River / Bhundoo
- Sunset Picnic at South Broulee Beach
- Savour Fresh Seafood and Local Cuisine
- Spot Seals at Burrewarra: Headland Walk
- Mossy Point: Kayak Hire, Coffee & Stingrays
- Walk the Bingie Dreaming Track
1. Explore from the water: Sea Kayak Batemans Bay
One of the best ways to explore the stunning natural beauty of Batemans Bay is by cruising the coastline in a Kayak.
2. Snorkel Sheltered Shark Bay
Tucked behind the southern side of Broulee Island, this protected cove is perfect for sheltered swimming and snorkelling. It gets it’s name from the harmless banjo sharks that cruise amongst the weed and you can sometimes spot seahorse and turtles if you’re lucky!
Use the bay as a launch pad to walk around Broulee Island and explore the rock platforms and rock pools.
3. Kayak the Bhundoo / Clyde River
One of the best ways to explore the stunning natural beauty of Batemans Bay is by kayaking the tranquil waters of the Bhundoo / Clyde River. You can hire a kayak us at Region X and whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler, there are options for all skill levels.
4. Sunset Picnic at south broulee
Watching the sunset from South Broulee beach is a South Coast right of passage. In summer, the glowing sun sets over the mountains, framing Guluga on the horizon. Grab a beer, some food and a few good mates and you’ve got your summer evening activity sorted!
Hint: If the carpark is getting too crowded, walk up the headland to the lookout for an even better view!
5. Savour Fresh Seafood and Local Cuisine
Batemans Bay is renowned for its delicious seafood, and summer is the perfect time to indulge in this coastal delight. Head to one of the town’s seafood restaurants or waterfront cafes to savour dishes like freshly caught fish and chips, succulent prawns, or mouthwatering oysters.
The local cuisine reflects the region’s maritime heritage, and you’ll find an abundance of options to satisfy your taste buds while enjoying beautiful views of the bay.
We offer a great way to enjoy the local cuisine while taking in the sights on our Sunset Pizza Paddle Kayak Tour and the Oyster Tasting Kayak Tour.
Join 4th Generation Oyster farmers on the magnificent Clyde River Estuary system, home to the most delicious oysters grown in the purest Australian waters. Taste the varieties and witness the brimming racks of produce as you float along.
Enjoy the sunset over Clyde River National Park Batemans Bay, and enjoy the thrill of having award-wining pizza delivered to your kayak! See the nocturnal marine creatures spring to life as the sun gives away to the moon and stars!
6. Spot Seals at Burrewurra Headland Walk
For an easy walk with amazing views, explore the trail along Burrewarra Point. The well marked path takes you along the point, with spectacular views to the North.
At the first lookout, Make sure you look down below you as well! A small group of seals like to shelter amongst the rocks and can often be seen sunbaking, swimming and playing in the water.
You can continue on all the way to the lighthouse with more views to the ocean and to the south, a great whale spotting place in winter!
To find the walk, head to the carpark at end of Burri Point Road, Guerilla Bay, off George Bass Drive, south of Batemans Bay.
7. Visit Mossy Point
A morning at the Mossy Point Boatshed is the perfect introduction to Summer on the South Coast. You can grab a coffee and relax on the grass by the river, watching stingrays and octopus from the jetty, or hire a kayak and paddle at your leisure through the mangroves and up the estuary. It’s the perfect Holiday summer activity for the whole family and there’s something for everyone! No need to book, just come on down, we’re open everyday
The best time to kayak on this river is just either side of high tide when there’s plenty of water and the tide isn’t running too hard. It’s also protected from the southerly breeze so the perfect place to escape the wind and soak up the sun on cooler days!
8. Walk The Bingie Dreaming Track
Follow in the footsteps of the Brinja-Yuin people along the Bingi Dreaming track.
Make your way through coastal forest, along pristine beaches and around dramatic headlands on this 14km walk.
The trail stretches from Congo in the north to Tuross Head in the south, and you can from either end, or break it up into a few shorter walks to enjoy over a couple of days.
Pack your swimmers! The beaches along this coastline are second to none.
So, there you have it – the top 8 things to do in Batemans Bay this summer. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a taste of the local flavours, this coastal gem has it all.
Get ready to create unforgettable memories in this stunning corner of the Australian coast.
Enjoy your summer in Batemans Bay!