Situated on the banks of the beautiful Moruya River, Moruya is a country town in the traditional style with an easy, relaxed lifestyle far removed from the pace of city life. Moruya has been a rural and commercial centre. You will see a number of historic buildings as you pass through the main streets of the town, the preservation and restoration of which gives Moruya its special character on the Eurobodalla Coast.
Although being the smallest of the three major towns on the Eurobodalla Coast, Moruya is the administrative centre of the shire - home to the council offices and other public institutions, such as the Moruya College of TAFE. The historical selection of Moruya for these institutions arises partly from the fact that Moruya lies near the geographical centre of the Eurobodalla Shire, which runs from Batemans Bay in the north to Tilba in the south and also because Moruya is one of the older towns in the region.
Located inland from the coast, Moruya is well placed to use as a base from which visits to other points of interest can be undertaken. Moruya Heads, for example, is only about 10 kms to the east and boasts beautiful views north along the coast and west over the estuary of the Moruya River, called the Deua in its upper reaches, to the spectacular mountains of the Eastern Escarpment. Here at Moruya Heads is also a great surfing beach which is patrolled in summer. There are many other unspoiled beaches, Congo, Bingi and some others without names, that are within a short drive from Moruya.