Discover Long Beach and the Eurobodalla

~ Things-to-Do and Sights-to-See ~

Longbeach Clifftop Retreat is situated 10 minutes drive north of Batemans Bay, which is situated in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia.

The town is located adjacent to the Princes Highway (Highway 1) about 280 kilometres (170 mi) from Sydney and 760 km (470 mi) from Melbourne. Canberra is located about 151 km (94 mi) to the west of Batemans Bay, via the Kings Highway. The Clyde River empties here into the Sea. It is the closest seaside town to Canberra, making Batemans Bay a popular holiday destination for residents of Australia’s National Capital. Geologically, it is situated in the far southern reaches of the Sydney Basin. Local industries include oyster farming, forestry, eco-tourism and retail services.

While Batemans Bay is the largest on the coast south of Nowra, it maintains its small town atmosphere and welcomes its visitors with its fabulous estuary location, country hospitality and charm, an unspoilt natural environment and with attractions and facilities for tourists of all ages and preferences. In addition to its own attractions, ‘the Bay’ is well located for driving, trekking or undemanding walks in the Clyde Valley and the spectacular mountainous national parks that protect its sources. Batemans Bay and its neighbouring area boast some of the most spectacular and unspoiled coastline in New South Wales.

Discover Nature

Dog-Friendly Beaches Close by

The coves between Long Beach and Maloneys Beach are dog-friendly all year round and parts of both beaches allow dogs on a time-share basis.

Long Beach Beach south of the southern end of Sandy Place
Maloneys Beach Maloneys Drive to start Hibiscus Close

Murramarang National Park

Get walking directions along the road   (The Park is about 2kms from our Retreat)  A much nicer way to walk to the Park though, is across the clifftop reserve and through the bush and then, along the sand of Maloneys Beach (hit the 3D button on Google Maps to provide an aerial view of the walk).

Steep slopes close to the sea combined with the moderately fertile soil have allowed the development of extensive areas of tall moist forest and rainforest in the park. An incredible 44km of dramatic coastline, pristine beaches and a stunning backdrop for a nature escape all year round. The Park offers swimming, bushwalking, 4xwheel driving, bird watching, fishing and an Aboriginal cultural reserve.

Birdland Animal Park

55 Beach Rd. Batemans Bay, NSW  Get driving directions

A delightful, intimate hands-on experience. Cool, shady forest paths wind through 8acres of sweeping waterfront trees and landscaped gardens brimming with native Australian animals, birds and reptiles.

Mogo Zoo

222 Tomakin Rd, Mogo, NSW 2536  Get driving directions

Mogo Zoo is committed to the survival of endangered animals and has the largest collection of primates in any private Zoo in Australia. Get up close to many exotic creatures. Picnic, BBQ, Education.

Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens

Princes Hwy, NSW  
42 hectare forest situated 5km south Batemans Bay. A variety of birds and native wildlife visit gardens that display plants native to the Eurobodalla region. Education, picnic, BBQ, café – free entry

Mangrove Walk, Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve

Myamba Parade, Surfside, NSW  Get driving directions

7000 years of shoreline events are preserved and is of interest to scientists around the world. Significant Aboriginal middens and burial sites can be found. A 300m boardwalk with informative signs.

Discover Markets, Arts & Crafts

Moruya Markets

Wattlebark Gallery

52 Sydney St, Mogo, NSW  Get driving directions
This delightful gallery houses the artwork of many local artists who work in various mediums, ranging from oils to watercolour, realism to abstract, seascape to landscape, still life to portraiture.

Discover Sporting Activities

Moruya Golf Club

Evans St, Moruya, NSW  Get driving directions
Features an 18 hole championship course that has a picturesque layout and is a favorite of members and visitors alike. Including a fully equipped Pro Shop.

Discover Things-to-Do

The Bay Cinema

Skydive Oz

North Head Drive, Moruya, NSW  Get driving directions
 
Experience the thrill of skydiving over the spectacular Eurobodalla coastline. Enjoy a tandem jump with minimal training or learn to skydive on your own in less than a week – hope to do this one day!

Discover Sights-to-See

A three hour cruise of the sixth most scenic waterway in Australia. Enjoy commentary, a fish and chip lunch and a 30 minute stopover at picturesque Nelligen. Licensed bar/toilet facilities on board.