[ Batemans Bay ]
Batemans Bay Touring InformationIt's easy to get to Batemans Bay. The town is near the junction of the Princes Highway running along the coast between Sydney and Melbourne, and the Kings Highway from Canberra.
The Princes Hwy is part of Australia's 'Highway No1' system, which follows the coastline of our island nation. From Sydney south to Batemans Bay or from Melbourne travelling north east, travel is a scenic delight by whichever means you choose to arrive. For detailed times and bookings on commercial services outlined below, contact one of our Tourist Information Centre.
How to Get to Batemans Bay
FROM SYDNEY : | Drive South from Sydney | | Fly, Coach and Train from Sydney |
FROM CANBERRA : | Drive East from Canberra | | Fly, Coach and Train from Canberra |
FROM MELBOURNE : | Drive North from Melbourne | | Fly, or by Coach from Melbourne |
FROM THE SEA : By Boat
Drive South from SydneyThis delightful journey on good roads will take less than 4 hours by car. From the south eastern outskirts of Sydney, follow the Hwy 1 signs to Wollongong. Just before you descend the escarpment into this city, it is well worth stopping at one of the lookouts for a breathtaking, panoramic view of Wollongong, the Pacific Ocean and the coastal plains below.
After passing through Wollongong and its near neighbour of Shellharbour, you reach Kiama, home of the amazing water display which erupts through the rocks at Blow Hole Point. (You will need to leave the highway and enter the town centre to see the Blow Hole near the Tourist Info Centre.)
After Kiama and Gerringong (home to the magnificent Werri Beach), travel to Berry - the 'Town of Trees'. The larger
town of Nowra is next, followed further south by Milton and Ulladulla with its pretty fishing harbour left of the
town centre. Soon after you will pass through the villages of Burrill Lake, Tabourie Lake and Termeil.
Within another leisurely, forested 30k, your destination of Batemans Bay arrives with its welcome of the sparkling waters of the Clyde River estuary.
Soon after Braidwood you begin your descent of the Clyde Mountain. Whilst
the road is good it still requires careful driving as the actual descent is steep
with a few sharp curves. The pass is particularly demanding in wet weather
when the road may be slippery and there is often mist with limited visibility
during rain. After the mountain you will enjoy the rolling, forested foothills of
the Clyde Mtn, cross the Clyde River first at Nelligen, 15k from its mouth, and
then reach Batemans Bay and the wonderful fragrance of the ocean. Turn right
(south), at the T-junction with the Princes Hwy and cross the river again to the
central business district and Tourist Information Centre (about 1/2k south on
highway, on the left at the traffic lights).
Coach and Train North from MelbourneYou can travel to Batemans Bay using a combination of train and coach. Alternatively you can choose to coach the entire route. The journey will take around ten hours.
By WaterThere are no commercial ferry or other passenger services to the town. However if you are sailing yourself, you need to find the Clyde estuary, enter past the Tollgate Islands to Batemans Bay. Please contact our Tourist Information Centre for information. There is always room in the marina in the Clyde River estuary for visiting boats.