THINGS TO DO.....PLACES TO GO
Batemans Bay is located at the mouth of the spectacular Clyde River. It is situated between unspoilt forests and the endless pristine coastline. With its all year round mild climate, Batemans Bay is the perfect place to discover the natural beauty of the NSW South Coast. At Shady Willows Holiday Park, we can advise you about lots of things to see and do.
|Beaches and Coastline
Explore the stunning South Coast shorelines by car, on foot or bicycle. Enjoy the clean unspoilt beaches near Batemans Bay and rugged rocky headlands. Learn to surf, take the kids for some quiet, seaside fun in the bay, or let your dog run free at designated beach areas.
|Clyde River Cruises
Relax and enjoy a cruise on the majestic Clyde River, one of the state’s cleanest rivers. Take a day cruise up to historic Nelligen for a seafood lunch and see the famous Batemans Bay oyster farms. Or be energetic and kayak on the Clyde River, nearby lakes, or in Batemans Bay.
|Fishing and Boating
A Marine Park has been declared covering 85,000 Ha around Batemans Bay – its sea, rivers and lakes – and sightseeing trips can take you out to see the marine wildlife. For the more adventurous, there are deep sea fishing charters, boat hire, or fishing from shore or wharf.
|National Parks and Bushwalking
Walk or drive through the region’s many National Parks and State Forests, or by following one of the many 4WD trails, discover isolated caves and rock formations.
Or bushwalk along Lake Durras and through the rainforest to meet the kangaroos and parrots at Pebbly Beach.
|Diving, Snorkelling and Sailing
Explore a great selection of snorkelling and diving sites or join a whale watching expedition (in season). Sailing boat charters and lessons are available at Batemans Bay. And after all that activity, what could be better than some of that famous fish’n’chips at the Wharf at Batemans Bay.
|Birdland Animal Park
Cuddle a wombat or a koala, or hold a snake. Wander around 8 acres of waterfront bushlands and gardens and see 50 species of native animals and birds, or ride the little train. Use the free BBQ and stay for a picnic. A great place for the kids, and very close to Shady Willows Park.
With over 42 species of rare and exotic creatures, Mogo Zoo is committed to the survival of several of the world’s endangered species including primates, big cats and the red panda. Feeding times and talks are held twice daily. Only 10 minutes drive from Shady Willows Caravan Park.
Pan for gold during a visit to the Original Gold Rush Colony, a reconstructed gold mining village of the 1850s.
Experience a unique shopping experience in historic Mogo town, which boasts an impressive range of art and craft galleries as well as numerous specialty shops and cafes.
|Restaurants, Clubs, Pubs and Shops
“The Bay” has the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of a small town, with all the shopping venues you want, plus clubs, pubs and award-winning restaurants. Try fresh Clyde River oysters – the best! Shady Willows Holiday Park is less than one Km from the town centre, only a short walk away.
Batemans Bay has a variety of sporting venues, including a 27 hole championship golf course at the nearby Catalina Country Club, an Olympic size pool, and tennis courts. From Shady Willows Caravan Park you can walk to the gym, mini golf and the indoor skating rink.
|And much, much more.....
There are markets, art and craft galleries, wineries, Botanic Gardens, and regular events – fishing competitions (Tollgate Classic and the Yellowfin), South Coast Nationals and the Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo. Plus the Blues and Jazz Festivals at nearby towns.