On the banks of the Clyde River's broad sweeping estuary, the seaside resort of Batemans Bay enjoys simply brilliant views both upriver, to the mountains, and seaward, to the island dotted horizon. Chains of beautiful beaches and National Parks lie to the north and south. This stunning coastline of beaches, river estuaries and craggy headlands makes Batemans Bay an ideal holiday destination.
The area boasts some of the most spectacular and unspoiled coastline in New South Wales. There are long, sandy strips with rolling surf and, only minutes away, rockpools, coves and quiet waters for family outings.
Batemans Bay is bustling with entertainment, shopping and dining, and is home to the famous Clyde River oyster, often hailed by connoisseurs as the best in the world. Local seafood, caught in some of the planet's cleanest waters features prominently on most menus.
Nearby, Tomakin village lies on the coast beside the mouth of the Tomaga River, and its magnificent unspoiled beaches are a feature, making it ideal for a traditional Aussie beach holiday.
Only 10 minutes from Mogo and about 20 minutes from Moruya, Tomakin is also centrally situated to discover the forests and waterways that give the Nature Coast its distinctive qualities. The 'bright lights' of Batemans Bay are only a short distance to the north.
Some fantastic experiences are available within a short drive. Why not pack a picnic and head up to Holmes Lookout in Clyde River National Park, or take a stroll along Maloneys Beach, a mangrove walk in Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve, or a scenic drive in Murramarang National Park?
To the south, the view from Observation Head is breathtaking, or you can choose to enjoy the exquisite Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens.
For golfing enthusiasts, the 27-hole Catalina Country Club is rated one of the finest courses on the South Coast.
Don't miss Old Mogo Town, an 1850's gold rush theme park near Batemans Bay, and include a trip to historic Mogo, where the rustic atmosphere has been preserved in the town's newer buildings, resulting in a quaint village where you'll find a wide variety of crafts and antiques.
Step back into history at the pioneer village or the dinosaur museum; visit the famous Mogo Zoo with their collection of rare and endangered species; or even pan for gold in the pioneer tradition.
Batemans Bay offers ideal boating and sailing opportunities around the picturesque Tollgate Islands. The Clyde River is popular for estuary fishing, while offshore offers excellent reef and game fishing. One of the great boating experiences is motoring up the Clyde River from Batemans Bay to Nelligen. This stunningly beautiful 17km trip follows the route of the steamships that once traded along the coast.
Eleven kilometres off Narooma, Montague Island is a stand-out attraction with its historic lighthouse, seabird and fairy penguin colonies, and clear waters teeming with fish that are hunted by the island's colony of Australian fur seals.
Back on terra-firma, you can walk to the peak of Mount Dromedary (Gulaga), a sacred site for the local Yuin people; explore Murramarang National Park, with its friendly eastern grey kangaroos; or visit the Wadbilliga National Park which contains large areas of rugged and remote escarpment scenery with waterfalls and scenic drives.
The Cascades, perched above Tuross Falls, is a delightful place to unwind and enjoy the unusual rock formations. Viewing platforms overlook the Cascades and the gorge downstream.
The western section of Deua National Park has some sensational walks and drives. The Berlang Camping Area, only 45 minutes from Braidwood via the Krawarree Road, is the access to fascinating limestone formations including the Big Hole and Marble Arch.
Braidwood is a stately old gold-mining town with many of its heritage buildings restored to their former glory. Today it features a large population of crafts people and artists who give the town an interesting edge with galleries, antique shops, cafes and restaurants lining the main street.
Nowadays, better known for its cheese making, Bodalla captivates visitors with its interesting galleries and stores. Bodalla is the gateway to some of the delights of the hinterland including scenic drives into the Belowra Valley, Deua and Wadbilliga national parks and the historic gold mining town of Nerrigundah to the west.
To get a feel for this extraordinary part of the world, head north along the scenic George Bass Drive to Melville Point at Tomakin where the 360 degree views are quite breathtaking. Whales are a common sight from this vantage point during their southern migration.
You may wish to drop in at the seaside village of Broulee and visit Broulee Island Nature Reserve where you can circumnavigate the island while investigating rock platforms and idyllic beaches.
To the south, head to Congo where the Bingi Dreaming Track winds through significant Aboriginal sites in Eurobodalla National Park all the way to Bingie Bingie Point.
Canberra is also only a day trip, so you might want to include a visit to our national capital along the way.
The Moorings Resort, located in Tomakin is only one kilometre from the beach. The resort offers a wide range of on-site activities including the indoor heated pool and spa, full tennis court, games room, golf clubs and owners lounge.
Apartments at The Moorings Timeshare Resort are available in three styles - Standard, Supreme and Deluxe. Standard apartments are the original units and are self contained apartments with microwave oven and access to on-site laundry facilities. The Supreme apartments are fully self contained and include a washing machine and dryer. Deluxe apartments offer fully self contained luxury accommodation with all the features of the Supreme apartments plus the addition of a dishwasher and spa bath.
Whatever your pleasure, this fabulous part of Australia offers an abundant choice of experiences - to relax, to thrill and to enthrall. It's a holiday not to be missed.