Batemans Bay is the perfect destination for your next summer holiday house adventure. Whether you are looking for things to do, places to spend your time, or sparkling beaches, this Australian destination will check off all your boxes. While this coastal town isn’t as charming as some of the others nearby don’t let that deter you, it does offer a vibe that you won’t be able to resist.
Our pick of the best free activities in Batemans Bay
1. Visit the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens
It is completely free to wander around to see the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens. As you are walking around, try not to be startled by all the wildlife you see amongst the plants and flowers. There may be times when that wildlife is simply a snake or bird. But other times, it could be a wallaby, kangaroo, or even a possum. Maps are available, so you can find your way around. However, you can also take a free guided walk on Sunday mornings. If you are visiting with younger children, the children’s walk and playground will be the most appropriate places to spend your time.
2. Stop by the Deep Creek Dam
The Deep Creek Dam is one of the newer attractions in Bateman’s Bay. The dam was completed back in 1983 and its look changes with the seasons. There is not much to do at this dam, other than walk around. However, the views you will have from different vantage points will have you appreciating the fact you took the time to stop.
3. Take in the Views at Big Bit Lookout
If views are what you are after during your stay in Batemans Bay, then you must take the time to stop and take in the views at Big Bit Lookout. A few places you will see if the weather is cooperating include the Budawang Mountains, Durras Lake, and quite a bit of the coastline. You can easily drive to this lookout spot, which is excellent news if hiking is not in your plans for your vacation!
4. Explore Bingie Bingie Point in Eurobodalla National Park
Not too far from the botanic garden, you will find the Eurobodalla National Park. Right at the edge of that park, you will find Bingie Bingie Point. The stunning beach will leave you breathless, as you listen to the waves crashing up onto the sand. While this destination is impressive at any time of the year, it is best to visit during the whale migration. This is an excellent spot to watch the whales as they are moving around out in the water.
5. Hike the Mount Budawang Trail
As long as you don’t mind a little challenge during your vacation in Bateman’s Bay, you must have hiking Mount Budawang Trail on your list of things to do. The Mount Budawang Trail is short, at only four kilometers. However, during this hike, you will go up four hundred thirty meters to the summit. That climb is completed on a fire trail, which can be rocky and slightly treacherous. The reward at the top though is three hundred- and sixty-degree views of everything in the surrounding area.
6. Spend the Day at the Beach
There are plenty of beaches in Bateman’s Bay, so you can easily find one that has a spot in the sand for you during your visit. It is recommended that you do a little beach-hopping, so you can determine which beach is your all-time favorite. After all, you won’t know if you prefer Corrigan’s Beach, Casey’s Beach, or one of the others until you have spent a couple hours at each one.
7. Relax at Observation Head Lookout
Not too far from Bateman’s Bay is the Observation Head Lookout. It is the perfect destination when you are looking for a place to relax and forget about everything else in the world. You can walk along the different walking trails at this lookout. But it is best to use caution, because there is no fencing to prevent a fall. Most people take a picnic lunch with them, so they can stay and enjoy the views that much longer.