This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Batemans Bay. To help you make friends with Batemans Bay before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Situated approximately just under three hundred kilometres south of Sydney, the Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia, area is one of the most beautiful locales on the south coast of New South Wales. With the sheltered waters of the Clyde River right on the town’s doorstep and quite a few good beaches close by, the town is a great stop for independent travelers who love water-based activities. If you’re an international traveler who wants to experience Australian life in a typical coastal town, well away from the big cities, you’ll definitely enjoy a stay here.
Like most of the New South Wales east coast, Batemans Bay is a good place to head for if you love surfing. There are loads of awesome beaches in the area, such as Broulee Beach, Corrigans Beach, and McKenzies Beach, where you can try to find the perfect wave. If you can’t surf but want to learn, a few well-established surf schools operate in the area, including the Soulrider, Broulee, and Surf the Bay schools.
Scuba diving is also popular around Bateman’s Bay, and the nearby Batemans Marine Park boasts some of the best diving destinations in the world, such as the pristine waters around Montague Island and the Tollgate Islands, where you can see all sorts of exotic marine life. If you want to learn how to dive, ask at your hostel for some recommendations about the best local courses. Other fun things to do on the water at Bateman’s Bay include snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, kite-surfing, and jet-skiing. Or you can just laze on the beach and go swimming.
There is also plenty to see and do on dry land for adventurous backpackers, such as cycling, hiking through the nearby national parks and checking out the local markets. The Eurobodalla Regional Botanical Gardens are also worth seeing, and during a visit you can see various kinds of native animals as well as many local plants.
Since Batemans Bay attracts quite a lot of local tourists throughout the year, it can also be a good place to pick up some temporary work in hospitality, if you’re finding your travel funds are starting to run a bit low. Your Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia hostel can likely help you secure temporary work, and is a great place to base yourself in this area.
Batemans Bay is easily accessible from Sydney, as it's just under three hundred kilometres south via the Princes Highway. Several bus services daily connect it with Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and other local towns.
Written by local enthusiast for Batemans Bay hostelsCarsani