Despite the smaller size of Batemans Bay, you will find plenty of things to do with kids in the area. The best part is your days can be as relaxed or as busy as you want them. You can even spend your mornings having fun adventures as a family and then swim and build sandcastles on the beach every afternoon. Basically, your options are unlimited when you are planning things to do when holidaying with kids in Batemans Bay.
Our pick of the best kids activities in Batemans Bay
1. Visit Mogo Zoo
There are quite a few zoos in Australia. However, when you are visiting Bateman’s Bay, Mogo Zoo is your closest and best option. There are too many animals to count at this zoo and they all live within their own natural habitat. Over in the Savannah Plains, you will all have the opportunity to see rhinos, giraffes, and zebras. Other areas are full of meerkats, red pandas, snow leopards, and any other animal on your list. While seeing the animals is wonderful, your experience will be enhanced if you take the time to participate in a feeding session with at least one species.
2. Ride Along Bateman’s Bay Cycleway
The Bateman’s Bay Cycleway is a nice flat bike trail that the entire family can ride along without issues. It is recommended to begin this journey over at Corrigans Beach and going all the way to the Cullendulla Boardwalk. However, since the distance between the two destinations is eighteen kilometers, you may need to cut your journey short if you have younger kids along for the ride. No matter how far you go, you will have the chance to see stunning jetties, wetlands, and the Birdland Animal Park.
3. Wander Around Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
Not every child will want to see the plants and flowers at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden. However, they will love the fact they can walk around and have a little fun outdoors. The walking tracks lead to the numerous gardens, as well as creeks and ponds. There is even a small lake with an island in the middle. The children’s playground is perfect for getting all that extra energy out.
4. Explore Mogo Village
The history of Mogo Village begins at the same time as the 1850s gold rush. This village is not too far from Bateman’s Bay, so it is a wonderful option for a day trip. You may even be able to explore this village on the same day you visit the Mogo Zoo. While you won’t be panning for gold in this area anymore, you can explore the village and do a little shopping in the numerous stores. There are also many restaurants if you need to stop to grab a bite to eat.
5. Visit Birdland Animal Park
Over at Birdland Animal Park, you will see at least one hundred different species of birds. Wombats and snakes also live within this park and you can have hands-on experiences with those types of creatures.
6. Visit Treasures from the Deep – Opal and Shell Museum
For more than thirty years now, shells have been collected from the nearby seas, land, and rivers. All those shells, and eventually opals, have been placed on display at the Opal and Shell Museum. While this museum is not free, the cost of admission is low. This makes it worthwhile for a quick visit with kids.
7. Play Mini Golf at Batemans Bay Mini Golf
All kids love playing mini golf, so make sure you plan for a round or two in your itinerary. Batemans Bay Mini Golf offers a few interesting mini golf courses, so you should be able to find one that will work well for your kids.
8. Go Fishing at Bateman’s Marine Park and Sanctuary
The Bateman’s Marine Park and Sanctuary is filled with multiple lakes, rivers, creeks, and estuaries. You can fish in many of them, but you must make sure you are aware of any restrictions before you venture out. This is also an excellent place to see sharks, dolphins, rays, and seals.
9. Go Snorkeling at McKenzies Beach
McKenzies Beach is not too far from Batemans Bay. It is one of the best places to go snorkeling when you are on holiday with kids in Batemans Bay. The water can be rough at this beach though, so exercise caution before heading in.
These are the best things to do when holidaying with kids in Batemans Bay. Each one can offer some excitement to your days. While you can cram a few of these options into a couple days, you may find that it is better to do one or two a day and then spend the rest of each day at one of the beaches.