Batemans Bay is the ‘capital’ city of the South Coast of NSW region. The Bay is also the No 1 holiday destination for the Canberra holiday set and Batemans Bay is a growth town, new and confident. There is little evidence of heritage investment in Batemans Bay, but in truth that is now probably too late. At least the old court house has survived the developers hammer.

The new Woolworths does give a feeble attempt to display some history



Batemans Bay is blessed with one of the most beautiful, natural environments in all of Australia. Situated on the mouth of the famous Clyde River, the spectacular combination of picturesque coastline, pristine waterways and lushly forested mountains provide a popular place to live or visit.

Whilst most of the fame of the area is based on its environment. The bridge over the Clyde River is particularly interesting as it is a rare lifting span type and, when operating to allow for vessels to pass beneath, is a fascinating marvel of engineering to witness.

The Court House Museum is a nice change from what is generally modern but at least not crass. The Shell and Opal Museum is a commercial venture.

The churches sadly are all modern.

The Bay View Hotel is a fifties and popular pub. The other pub modern.

The modern War Memorial is a mix of the ‘Wars’ and other historic events.

Batemans Bay is a must place to explore, and should be an extended visit and there is a lot going for the place. Enjoy.

Heritage diary





Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course