Durras, Pebbly and Depot Beach
Depot Beach and North Durras
These are small villages, mostly of holiday homes, south of Pebbly Beach. They both enjoy attractive beaches and access to Lake Durras can be made from North Durras. Accommodation is available in cottages, camping and caravan parks or you can rent one of several holiday houses. Apart from a small general store at North Durras, there are no services in these villages.
South of Lake Durras, access to the village and the lake is made along the South Durras Road, which meets the Princes Highway at Benandarah about 12 kms north of Batemans Bay.
South Durras boasts several magnificent ocean beaches, access to Lake Durras and a number of accommodation options at a resort or in the local caravan & camping grounds. The access road from the highway is sealed and passes the Forest Gallery, one of the art highlights on the South Coast.
If you can book a house, a caravan or rooms at the resort, South Durras is a great location for a family holiday. As well as the beach, the local community now possesses (through its own efforts), a great oval, basketball court and skate park. In summer there are guided walks through adjacent State Forests and the beautiful Murramarang National Park.
You should also try to visit the unusual and secluded little beaches in the southern part of Murramarang National Park, reached by way of the South Durras turnoff from the highway about 20k south of Termeil (12k north of Batemans Bay). These beaches, with quaint names such as Emily Miller Beach, Dark Beach and others are sandy spots in a scalloped coastline eaten out over time from these rocky shores.
A local group of residents and concerned visitors, called the 'Friends of Durras' are actively involved in maintaining the unique nature of the region. They were instrumental in obtaining a needed expansion of the Murramarang National Park, which protects a unique piece of Australia's coastline, but which was threatened by its small size and therefore its protection over much of the Lake Durras catchment and its bio-diversity. You can view the group's submission to the Government's decision-making process by taking this jump.
South Durras is easily reached from Batemans Bay and is the perfect spot for a day's outing and a picnic or a night's adventure prawning on Lake Durras.
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