Population 2433

This town on the Moruya River was once a gateway to local goldfields, but is now a riverside township. It is known for dairying and oyster farming, and also for its granite, which can be seen in some of the older buildings in town and was also used to build the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Visitor Information

Vulcan St; (02) 4474 1345 or 1800 802 528

Nearby national parks

  • Eurobodalla National Park

    This sliver of national park runs in three sections along the south coast between Moruya Heads and Tilba Tilba Lake, just south of Cape...more

  • Murramarang National Park

    Murramarang National Park rims the south coast for 44 kilometres and includes Durras Lake and several small offshore islands. The park...more

  • Conjola National Park

    Located on the state’s south coast, Conjola National Park embraces a landscape of woodland and heath, creek and river estuaries, the...more

Nearby towns

  • Batemans Bay

    Batemans Bay is a popular town for holiday-makers at the mouth of the Clyde River. It has something for everyone with rolling surf beaches,...more

  • Narooma

    Narooma is a tranquil resort and fishing town at the mouth of Wagonga Inlet, well known for its natural beauty. The stunning beaches and...more

  • Bermagui

    Bermagui is a charming, sleepy coastal village. The continental shelf is at its closest to the mainland off Bermagui and this results in...more

In Town

Eurobodalla Historic Museum: depicts gold discovery at Mogo and the district history of shipping, dairying and goldmining; town centre.

South Head: beautiful views across the river mouth.


Deua National Park The park is a wilderness of rugged mountain ranges, plateaus, gentle and wild rivers and a magnificent limestone belt, which makes the area popular for canyoning and caving. The rivers are a base for most water activities, including swimming, fishing and canoeing. There are scenic walking and 4WD tracks and 4 main campsites to choose from. 20 km W.

Broulee: great surfing and swimming; 12 km NE.

Bodalla: The All Saints Church, built from local granite, is of historical significance; 24 km S

Comans Mine: visit the historic tramway and stamper battery used to crush ore and separate the gold; 40 km SW.

Nerrigundah: former goldmining town with a monument to Miles O'Grady, who was killed in battle with the Clarke bushranging gang in town; 44 km SW.

Fishing spots near town

Narooma Offshore 32 km

Narooma is one of those pleasant destinations that offers piscatorial delights most of the year, ranging from gamefishing offshore to rock, beach and estuary. Situated on Wagonga Inlet, the port is best known for its... Find out more

Bermagui 67 km

Bermagui is small fishing port but a world-famous gamefishing destination. It owes its fame to an American western writer, Zane Grey, who went there in 1936. Little has changed since then. ‘Bermi’, as most... Find out more

Tathra 90 km

Tathra is a great family destination with a mixed bag of fishing. Saltwater anglers can choose from estuary, surf, rock and blue-water, while freshwater offerings include streams and dams. The major fishing attraction... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Sailing - Batemans Bay 24 km

Batemans Bay Sailing Charters is eco-certified and offers sailing trips out of Batemans Bay on a 12.5-metre catamaran, from a three-hour cruise around the bay to overnight excursions.... Find out more

Bushwalking on the South Coast, NSW 63 km

From meanders along isolated beaches and around heath-covered headlands, to long hikes up rugged mountains in Budawang, Morton or Deua national parks, the South Coast provides limitless possibilities for great... Find out more

Cycling - Bega Valley to Orbost 87 km

Back Pedal Cycle Tours is an eco-certified tour company that offers a great range of supported, safe and family-friendly cycle tours, from single-day excursions in the Bega Valley, through to the three-day ‘Border... Find out more

Golf courses around town

Narooma Golf Club 34 km

Narooma is a small coastal haven with world-class beaches. It has become renowned for the whales, seals and penguins attracted to the pristine waters offshore. But one of the town’s major attractions remains its... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

The River Moruya

Suitably perched by its namesake river, the dining room here has panoramic views of the mountains of Deua National Park in the distance. With dishes such as pan-roasted salmon served with a crab-filled zucchini flower... Find out more

Campsites around town

North Head Campground 6 km

A friendly and picturesque campground ringed with Norfolk pines and eucalypts, North Head is within walking distance of the beach and river. The other drawcard is the nearby town of Moruya, with its craft and novelty... Find out more

Congo camping area 8 km

You’ll find this camping area at the point where Congo Creek meets the ocean – which makes it a top spot for swimming, fishing, beachcombing and canoeing. To reach it, follow Congo Rd from South Head Rd, off... Find out more

Dry Creek camping area 22 km

It’s 4WD access only to this camping spot, via Dry Creek Fire Trail off Araluen Rd. It’s not dry, as the name suggests – if you plan to drink the river water, boil or treat it first. Bring your own... Find out more

Bakers Flat camping area 23 km

You can reach this camping area near the Deua River via Araluen Rd. There’s a short walk (70 m) from the carpark to the tent sites, where you can camp under the trees on a hillside above the Deua River. Boil... Find out more

Deua River camping area 24 km

There are 4 unmarked sites at this camping area on the Deua River, which make a great base for swimming, canoeing and fishing. The river crossing to the north end of the Bendethera Fire Trail is here as... Find out more

Brou Lake camping area 25 km

In the middle of the coastal sweep of Eurobodalla National Park, Brou Lake offers swimming, beach walking, surfing, and lake and beach fishing. Anglers need to keep an eye out for signs depicting sanctuary zones where... Find out more

Bodalla Forest Park 27 km

This shady picnic spot surrounded by spotted gums is 9 km north of Narooma via the Princes Hwy. There’s some drinking water here, but best to bring your own. After lunch, you can stretch your legs on an easy... Find out more

North Head Beach camping area 28 km

Basic and very secluded, North Head Beach camping area is accessible via North Head Rd. Bring your own drinking water and firewood.... Find out more

Bendethera Valley camping area (bush camping) 31 km

Bendethera is set in a picturesque, grassy valley, with bush-camping sites scattered along the Deua River. Kangaroos and wombats are numerous here and there is a walk to Bendethera Cave as well. It’s 4WD... Find out more

Benandarah Rest Area 32 km

The state forest rest area is a small spot with basic facilities for camping and is really only suitable for an overnight pit stop. Bring your drinking water and firewood.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

River Breeze Tourist Park 1 km

This park overlooks the Moruya River on the north bank adjoining the highway, just a short walk across the bridge to the centre of town. It is a well-maintained park, popular with travellers. Bookings are required in... Find out more

BIG4 Moruya Heads Easts Dolphin Beach Holiday Park 7 km

This is a popular park with spacious lawns. It has good facilities and we have stayed here often. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies during all holidays.... Find out more

BIG4 Broulee Beach Holiday Park 10 km

This is a quality caravan park located on a picturesque patrolled beach. There is a resort-style pool and undercover barbecues. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies at Christmas and... Find out more

BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort 23 km

This great beachfront park is about 3 km from the centre of Batemans Bay. It has good amenities and gets extremely busy; bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies during Christmas, Easter... Find out more

BIG4 Batemans Bay at Easts Riverside Holiday Park 25 km

The East family name is well known in the caravan park industry and this park is one of several owned by the group. Superbly located on the north bank of the Clyde River, this park has good amenities and lovely views... Find out more

BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park 30 km

What makes this park so appealing is its lovely setting on a grassy bend of the Clyde River. The township of Nelligen, just 10 km from Batemans Bay, is a great place to stay for a few days or even just overnight. The... Find out more

Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort 34 km

This is a large resort complex that includes a caravan park. There are extensive activities on offer, all in a great beachside location. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies at... Find out more

BIG4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park 34 km

This is a huge park complex on the waters edge in the heart of Narooma. It is a popular park and bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies at Christmas, Easter and long weekends.... Find out more

Lakesea Park 36 km

Strategically located between the beach and the pristine Durras Lake, this park has a well-stocked shop and good facilities. With its fabulous location, it is no wonder that it is such a popular south-coast holiday spot.... Find out more

Island View Beach Resort 37 km

Stroll to the beach or picnic on green lawns under shady trees at this quality park, located on the Princes Highway 5 km south of Narooma. With very good amenities and lots of appeal, it is ideal for a family holiday and... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Mogendoura Farm Holidays

For a relaxed, no-frills getaway, Mogendoura Farm Holidays offers three self-catering brick cottages set on lush riverbank areas between the Moruya River and Mogendoura Creek. The spacious cottages sleep six and have a... Find out more

The Knoll

The Knoll is situated on 7 hectares of farmland and wetlands, with views of the Great Dividing Range in the distance. There are two accommodation options, both self-contained and well appointed. The Cottage is perfect... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Waldrons Swamp rest area 6 km

8km N of Moruya (R) or 20km S of Batemans Bay (L)

Just off the highway under a few trees.

Bodalla Forest Park rest area 26 km

9km N of Narooma (L) or 32km S of Moruya (R)

Secluded well off the road in the forest.

Corunna Lake park area 40 km

71km N of Bega (L) or 6km S of Narooma (R)

Just off the highway on the shores of the lake.

Mystery Bay camping area 43 km

T/O to Mystery Bay

On the foreshore 2km east of the highway.

Quaama rest area 65 km

31km N of Bega (R) or 46km S of Narooma (L)

Just off the highway at the turn-off into Quaama.

Burrill Lake park area 67 km

At Burrill Lake

Just off the highway overlooking the lake on the south side of town.


Bega Lookout park area 84 km

5km N of Bega (R) or 72km S of Narooma (L)

Just off the highway at the lookout.

Bemboka rest area 92 km

At Bemboka

Just off the highway at the recreation centre. Camping and showers available for a fee.

Fred Piper Memorial Lookout park area 95 km

14km W of Bemboka (L) or 62km SE of Cooma (R)

Adjacent to the highway at the lookout.

Mount Gladstone Lookout rest area 98 km

T/O 4km W of Cooma (L) or 47km SE of Adaminaby (R)

At the lookout 1.5km south of the highway via a steep access road.

Nimmitabel park area 98 km

At Nimmitabel

Overlooking Lake Williams.

What's on around town

Market: Main St; Sat.

Jazz Festival: Oct.

Rodeo: New Year's Day.

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