A hidden gem on the NSW South Coast, the Eurobodalla region stretches from South Durras in the north to the historic village of Tilba Tilba in the south, and is a lush playground of ocean, river, forest and farmland.
We Are Explorers spent a week immersing themselves in the region’s transformative experiences, with a particular focus on the rich history and living culture of the Yuin people.
“Listening to stories from the gold-mining village of Central Tilba and Gulaga the Mother Mountain, to the life-giving Clyde River, and along a traditional Yuin songline on the Bingi Dreaming Track. It feels like the whole region has come to life, and I now have a new depth of understanding of its heart. We can’t wait to share them with you.” – Henry Brydon, We Are Explorers Founder
Here are 8 things to do in Eurobodalla.
1. Take a guided walk along the Bingi Dreaming Track
The 13km Bingi Dreaming Track follows a local Aboriginal songline along the gorgeous Eurobodalla coast. Led by Trish, a local Aboriginal guide from Minga Cultural Experiences, you’ll embark on a fascinating 2-hour walk through spectacular coastal headlands as she teaches you all about traditional bush food, medicine, and Indigenous history along the way.
2. Taste freshly shucked oysters at the Oyster Shed on Wray Street
Jade and her family have been growing award-winning oysters for 64 years out of their base on the Clyde River in Batemans Bay. The panoramic views up and down the river (and Jade’s passion) will make these fresh oysters taste even better.
3. Delight in the tiny towns along the way
In between the major towns of Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma lie tiny villages full of character just begging you to pull the car over, jump out and explore.
Taste the dairy goodness of Bodalla, browse the endless niche stores of Mogo, and take in the history and beauty of Central Tilba at the foot of Mount Gulaga.
4. Kayak through Clyde River National Park
If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience then a paddle through the region’s tranquil waters could be just the ticket. Region X are local operators who know the hidden beaches and mangrove mazes of the Clyde River better than anyone. Let them show you around or take a self-guided tour instead.
Pack your snorkel and fins and head for stunning Mystery Bay. Swim between the iconic rock formations and discover the sea life hiding below the surface. Or just perch up on the sand and take in the magic.
6. Wake up to Mystery Bay
Mystery Bay is so spectacular, a day trip isn’t long enough to truly appreciate it all. Pack your tent and spend the night amongst the towering gum trees as you fall asleep to the gentle lapping of the waves at Mystery Bay Campground.
7. Explore the historic gold rush village of Central Tilba by e-bike
Spend a half day cruising the backroads from Narooma on by e-bike, before finishing up at the historic Dromedary Hotel for lunch. Afterwards wander the quaint main street and shops of the historic gold rush village Central Tilba, all thanks to the good folk at Southbound Escapes.
8. Take a scenic cruise on Wagonga Inlet
Hop aboard the Wagonga Princess and watch the sun drop behind Mother Gulaga, the Mother Mountain. This is perhaps the finest way to complete a Eurobodalla adventure.
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