Sensational South Coast – Dogs Welcome Travelling Itinerary (193km)

Were you wanting to travel along the South Coast of New South Wales with your canine friend? Then take a look at this BIG4 Holiday Parks travel itinerary and start planning your holiday today. If you’re feeling like a breath of fresh air or a short break to recharge your batteries, the beautiful South Coast of NSW beckons with some spectacular scenery and adventure experiences.

Tomakin & Tomago Rivers, Eurobodalla South Coast. Image: John Hicks.
Tomakin & Tomago Rivers, Eurobodalla South Coast. Image: John Hicks.

Crystal-clear bays and lakes, uncrowded beaches and beautiful rivers are perfect year-round for fishing, diving, canoeing and boating while the pristine bushland is enjoyed by bush walkers, bird-lovers and cycling enthusiasts. The region offers a magnificent diversity of coastal, forest, mountain and rural country. Its natural, unspoiled environment provides the atmosphere for a peaceful, relaxing or adventurous visit in contact with Australia’s unique flora and fauna. The variety of natural experiences and the mildness of our climate identifies the South Coast as an all-season destination.

The South Coast also takes pride in the richness of our cultural assets. From our many festivals; our extensive and quality artistic scene; our several craft and artisan villages as well as our unique indigenous and European heritage, the region offers a much broader dimension to the visitor, to complement the attractions of our beautiful natural environment. Enjoy National Parks, untouched beaches, spectacular wilderness, rivers and mountains, the rural life and big skies of the hinterland, with easy access to Australia’s premier snowfields and alpine wilderness or to our modern capital city with its famous parks, lakes and public buildings.

Batemans Bay is a bustling coastal town with majestic seascapes. It’s located on the estuary of the Clyde River. While Batemans Bay is the largest on the coast south of Nowra, it maintains its small town atmosphere and welcomes its visitors with its fabulous estuary location, country hospitality and charm, an unspoilt natural environment and with attractions and facilities for tourists of all ages and preferences. There are three parks in Batemans Bay that allow dogs, BIG4 South Durras Holiday ParkBIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park and BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort.

Dogs are Welcome at BIG4 South Durras Holiday Park
Dogs are Welcome at BIG4 South Durras Holiday Park

Travelling along the coast south from Batemans Bay, you reach the coastal village of Broulee. Broulee is a tranquil town well equipped for ‘surf and sand’ holidays. It’s a beachside town lying between headlands and backed by forest. Broulee is one of the most popular holiday centres on this part of the coast and you can stay at Active Holidays BIG4 Broulee.

Situated on the banks of the beautiful Moruya River, Moruya is a country town in the traditional style with an easy, relaxed lifestyle far removed from the pace of city life. Moruya has been a rural and commercial centre. You will see a number of historic buildings as you pass through the main streets of the town, the preservation and restoration of which gives Moruya its special character on the Eurobodalla Coast.

Moruya is a great base for exploring the surrounding coastline with its bays, beaches and headlands such as Moruya Heads, about 10km to the east where you can anchor yourself at BIG4 Moruya Heads East’s Dolphin Beach Holiday Park. The beautiful Moruya River can be seen from Moruya Heads; you’ll also enjoy a great surfing beach which is patrolled in summer. Other unspoiled beaches nearby include Congo, Bingi and some that remain nameless.

The aqua waters of Wagonga Inlet and the magnificent beaches at Narooma are sure to create a feeling of love at first sight. With this much liquid it should not surprise that water-based leisure is incredibly popular. Have the camera handy to photograph the imposing Glass House Rocks and be prepared to click away while wandering along the Mill Bay Boardwalk. A visit to Montague Island Nature Reserve is essential. Just 9km offshore from Narooma, this is a wildlife wonderland with its colony of fur seals, little penguins, whales (seasonal), and extensive bird life. Diving here is an unforgettable experience. While in Narooma, stay at Island View Beach Resort.

A peaceful Sapphire Coast town famous for its fishing, Bermagui is nestled around a safe, all-weather harbour dating from the 1830s. With the continental shelf only 20km offshore, this area is known for exceptional deep-sea fishing and great local fishing tours. Close to Bermagui is Wallaga Lake, one of the largest coastal lakes in NSW, an area of outstanding natural beauty. This is a tranquil area that is great for swimming, boating and bushwalking. Here, you and your furry friend will find BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park.

Merimbula is the holiday ‘resort’ of the Sapphire Coast. Situated between Tathra and Pambula on the coast, Merimbula welcomes many thousands of tourists throughout the year. The town’s main assets are water sports of all types, including fishing, swimming, boating, lake cruises, scuba diving, sailboarding and canoeing. The 6km Main Beach is ideal for surfing, while Short Point and Tura Beach are backed by tea-trees and banksia trees set among coastal heaths.

The surrounding hinterland has superb bushwalks with marked trails. The natural forests burst into bloom in spring with abundant native flora. Bournda National Park, which brackets Merimbula Lake, is a haven for birds and for the kangaroos and wallabies that graze on its shores. While visiting Merimbula, you can stay at NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Park.

***When booking a holiday with your dog, please phone the individual Parks to discuss the accommodation types available and any restrictions that may be in place. This information is correct at time of publishing***

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *