The Batemans Bay region is known as Australia’s ‘Oyster Coast’, with the Clyde River and estuary famous for its oysters, which you’ll find on the menu of many local restaurants.
The population of Batemans Bay and surrounding suburbs is in excess of 11,000 people, the median age of residents is 49 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 8% of the population.
Batemans Bay is a coastal town in the South Coast region of NSW, it is located 290 km south of Sydney and 120 km (90 minutes drive) south of the regional centre of Nowra.
The town is surrounded by the natural beauty of national parks and is adjacent to the Clyde River famous for oyster production.
Regional Express (REX) offers daily flights to Moruya Airport (located 26 km from Batemans Bay) from Sydney. Flights from Melbourne (via Merimbula) operate Monday to Saturday.
There are a number of coach companies offering daily services to the Eurobodalla Coast from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
There are a number of bus companies that can help you get around and explore the region. Assistance and timetables are available at either Batemans Bay or Narooma Visitor Centres.
Priors Bus Service offers a town bus service between Batemans Bay and Moruya with a range of stops.
The main industries in Batemans Bay are:
- Accommodation and food services
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Public administration and safety
Batemans Bay Hospital is a medium-sized regional public hospital (less than 50 beds) with an emergency department.
The closest major regional hospital is located in Bega (nearly 2 hours’ drive from Batemans Bay) and offers:
- 134 overnight beds
- 15 emergency department bays
- 4 emergency medical unit beds
- 46 acute medical inpatient beds
Batemans Bay is supported by an ambulance service.
Katungul Aboriginal Medical Service - Batemans Bay
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There are a number of pre-schools, day care and child care centres in the Batemans Bay region.
The Bridge Plaza in Batemans Bay is home to a number of supermarkets and major retail outlets such as Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and Kmart as well as a good selection of well-known stores and brands like Just Jeans. Other major retailers in the area include Harvey Norman and Furniture One.
There are a number of places of worship in Batemans Bay including Catholic, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist Temples and mosques are located in Canberra (2 hours from Batemans Bay).
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Points of Interest
With the stunning Clyde River winding its way under the bridge, and picturesque beaches and bush all within reach, Batemans Bay is surrounded by natural beauty making it the perfect place to live.
The food found at Batemans Bay is some of the best in the region, with succulent local seafood and Clyde River Oysters appearing on most menus. The delicious food is often complemented by sensational views and a relaxing ambiance.
Eurobodalla is home to a thriving arts and crafts community. Visit a village gallery or get an inside view of an artist’s studio to see how they bring the landscape to life in paint, fabric, sculpture and ceramics.
Many of the local attractions are recipients of major tourism awards for excellence including Mogo Zoo, The Original Gold Rush Colony, Bodalla Cheese Factory, and the Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens.
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