Batemans Bay to Eden Coastal Drive
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The ocean meets dairy country along this leg of the journey. See marine creatures and lush scenery and sample some of Australia’s best cheeses.
Visit Mogo just south of Batemans Bay for boutique shops, cafes and Old Mogo Town, a re-creation of a working 19th century goldmining village. Not far from Mogo is Broulee where you can learn to surf with one of the experienced surf schools.’ ‘Join a fishing charter or hire a guide from Batemans Bay, Moruya, Tuross Head, Narooma or Bermagui. Go river, estuary, inlet or offshore for the thrill of a lifetime.
‘Narooma is an Aboriginal name meaning 'clear blue water' and it's easy to see why upon first sighting the stunning aquamarine waters of Wagonga Inlet. Join a charter to Montague Island and discover Australian & New Zealand Fur Seals, little penguin breeding sites and a wide variety of birds. Dive with the seals at the Island for the ultimate experience. See migrating whales at play from September to November.
Stop at Central Tilba, the National Trust-listed village where you can see a wood turner, cobbler, baker and leather-maker at work. Visit the art and craft shops and taste famous Tilba Club Cheese at the ABC Cheese Factory.
Try throwing a spear or boomerang at Umbarra Cultural Centre, or join a 4WD tour to the sacred sites at Gulaga (Mt Dromedary).
Wander along the art, food and wine trail between Bermagui and Tathra to see artists at work, and view their creations. Alternatively, follow the highway to the village of Cobargo, where craftspeople sell a range of unique goods from woodcrafts and pottery to leather and art works, and then continue on to the rich dairy farming land of Bega, home of some of the best cheeses in Australia.
Take the kids to Magic Mountain theme park at Merimbula, and ride the roller coaster and drive a mini grand prix track. At the Merimbula Marina, you can hire a fishing boat, take a sunset cruise or go scuba diving.
Eden is an old whaling town located on beautiful Twofold Bay. Today whales are only watched, and boat charters offer the chance to see these marine creatures as they migrate along the coast. Find out more at The Killer Whale Museum.
2 h 34 min (197.5 km) via Princes Hwy/A1