The Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track in the majestic Morton National Park in Shoalhaven has been upgraded for the Easter school holidays. Ladders to the spectacular summit section have been replaced with new galvanised steel ladders which are safer for climbers of all ages. Above: Before and After photos. Images by Rob Perry and Ben Walsh - NPWS The re-opening of the track comes just in time for the prime bushwalking period in the Easter school holidays when the we
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course at Batemans Bay Dive Adventures – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
The course is done with e-learnin
The much anticipated 2019 Australian 4 Day Enduro that brings motor bike riders from across the country to Moruya has been postponed.
Scheduled for May 1st to 4th the 2019 A4DE (4-Day) is the Australian Motorcycle Enduro Championships which this year is being at Moruya (once a new date is set) o
A4DE started back in 1978 and this year is the 41st A4DE.
Across four days it is a family friendly event centred around the Moruya Showground from Wednesday 1st May to Saturday
For those eager to live life a little off-script, caravan holidays are the perfect way to see Australia. The Reeve family are doing exactly that, and 14-months ago Adam and Mia, along with kids Jett and Skye, packed up their lives and began a trip exploring the country. Above: the Reeve family Now, they have temporarily swapped their 4WD and caravan for a Winnebago motorhome and are preparing to participate in the ‘Follow the Sun Relay’, wherein a Winnebago Motorhome is compl
Have you heard the news? Canberra's getting a Big Beagle to rival Bodalla’s Big Cheese. Canberra's Enlighten Festival have announced the special shape that will feature at the Canberra Balloon Spectacular – spoiler alert, it’s a Big Beagle! Beagle Maximus, or Max as he is known to his friends, is the largest Beagle hot air balloon in the world. This magnificently crafted hot air balloon will feature for the first time at this festival 9-17 March 2019, as part of a fleet of ov
Seabourn Encore will call into Batemans Bay next Wednesday 6th February.
NOTICE: TEMPORARY CLOSURE AMPOL JETTY BATEMANS BAY
Cruise vessel Seabourn Encore will arrive in Batemans Bay on Wednesday 6 Feb.
This will require the closure of the Ampol Jetty (adjacent to Innes Boatshed and Starfi sh Deli) for exclusive use by the cruise tenders, RMS and Australian Border Force personnel from approximately 7am to 5pm. The Seabourn Encore is on a 16-day NZ & Australia cruise whi
After a very busy holiday season the volunteer operated Moruya Town & Visitor Information Centre has closed until next summer. The centre is an initiative of the Moruya Business Chamber and opened for 39 days, with 14 volunteers staffing the centre to talk to visitors and give out information about the Moruya district. Business Chamber president Jude Manahan said over 360 people came into the centre. “The location of the information centre inside Moruya Books on Church Street
Visitors to the Eurobodalla this summer have enjoyed the newly created South Coast Travel Guide website that covers everything to do and see in the Eurobodalla from Sth Durras to the Tilbas.
The website, created and supported by The South Coast Beagle has enjoyed bumper traffic by visitors and locals alike.
With comprehensive pages for each and every town in the shire that showcases all the things to Do and See it has become a go to for those who want to do more than go
One of the unexpected side effects of social media is that if you have one of the whitest beaches in Australia that manages to have itself show cased around the world as a #bucketlist #mustdo #mustsee then there is bound to be unforseen consequences.
Welcome to the nightmare of Hyams Beach where even Live Traffic shows the little town as worthy of a summer traffic alert. For those who don't know Hyams Beach it has one road in and out, a general store and cafe, and around f
Natalie Godward, Cruise Development Manager Port Authority of NSW. Photo: Ian Campbell. Eden’s success as a cruise ship destination is inspiring the whole New South Wales coastline and taking one local tourism leader along for the ride. Natalie Godward has just been appointed Cruise Development Manager for the Port Authority of NSW. “This is the best job in the world in the best community, it’s pretty exciting to be on the cusp of something that is growing everywhere and we’v
Batemans Bay welcomed the Seabourn Sojourn (Seabourn Cruise Line) this morning on her maiden visit to Batemans Bay for the 2018/19 Cruise Season. The Seabourn Sojourn is on a 36-night Australia and Indonesia cruise starting in Sydney on 11th December and finishing in Singapore on 16th January. Batemans Bay is the first port of call on this cruise itinerary around the Australian coastline. The ship hosts 430 passengers and 330 staff on board.
Passengers have been offered 6 t
On Wednesday 12th December we welcome the Seabourn Sojourn (Seabourn Cruise Line) on her maiden visit to Batemans Bay for the 2018/19 Cruise Season.
The Seabourn Sojourn is on a 36-night Australia and Indonesia cruise starting in Sydney on 11th December and finishing in Singapore on 16th January. Batemans Bay is the first port of call on this cruise itinerary around the Australian coastline.
There will be up to 430 passengers and 330 staff on board.
On offer for passenge
Video: Meet Nic and Erica Dibden- video by CBR Region ,Home to Australia’s highest mountain and ski slopes, pristine beaches, vast country landscapes and a vibrant capital city, the CBR Region offers endless opportunities for you to discover. Meet the CBR Regional Champions.
Article below and video above from https://www.canberraregion.com.au/ In the year 2000, when GST had just been introduced and farms weren’t selling, Erica Dibden and her husband Nic decided to take a c
Song: "Be" by Merci, mercy (Merceedes Thorne) The South Coast Travel Guide has just launched its 2018/2019 tourism video showcasing the South East of NSW featuring the exceptional talent of Jindabyne's Merceedes Thorne and her single "Be" as the audio backdrop to an array of evocative images of the South East captured by some of the incredible photography talents we have on the South Coast.
The backing track features Merceedes Thorne (merci, mercy), a new artist who has just
Around 30,000 whales are now migrating along the NSW coast - a great time to visit a coastal national park, according to the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). NPWS spokesperson Matthew Mannall said now it’s the perfect time to head to one of our national park’s spectacular lookouts, headlands or foreshores on the south coast to experience the record number of whales enjoying their natural playground.
“The waters off our coastline are bustling with whales on th
In readiness for Christmas. Over recent years there has been a terrific influx of Federal money into the Nerriga Road that links Braidwood with Nowra, the Shoalhaven and beyond. Presenting a safer and more favoured option to the Clyde Mountain the road is gaining traction as the primary link to the South Coast, specifically that area of Shoalhaven around Nowra. The upgrade of Nerriga Road is coming along nicely with the first stretches of asphalt laid this week. Queanbeyan-Pa
Congratulations to Club Catalina for being the only finalist south of Milton to make it through to the NSW Gala event that will determine the NSW winners of each category to go on to contest Australia wide.
The NSW Tourism Awards finalists were announced on 15th October 2018
Of the 27 categories spanning Major Tourist Attractions, Tourist Attractions, Major Festivals and Events, Ecotourism, Cultural Tourism,Visitor Information Services, Adventure Tourism, Destination Mar
Batemans Bay and Broulee were featured over the weekend on Sydney Weekender
Mike Whitney and his crew were down in the region checking out the area on land and on sea, enjoying the true natural beauty, the food and the brilliant bush accommodation we are all familiar with in our own backyard. In the first video below Mike tries out stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling teaming up with Shane Wehner from Total Eco Adventures to paddle the mangroves on the Tomaga R
Travel Expo 2018 When: 22nd Sep 2018 10:00am-2:00pm Where: Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay Pricing: FREE Organisers look forward to seeing you at the annual Batemans Bay Travel Expo saying it is guaranteed to get you excited about your next trip.
Come and get inspired, in a forum all about TRAVEL! You'll have lots of opportunity to speak with and hear from Travel Suppliers. Don't miss out on the exclusive attendee deals, prizes and our major prize dra
Tomakin residents welcomed Mike Whitney and the Sydney Weekender crew at the boat ramp last Tuesday as they went out for a kayak tour of Tomaga River with Shane of Total Eco Adventures.
The Tomakin Community Association president Debbie Campion presented Mike with the Tomakin history book to use in the production of the show. The crew were in the region on the 11th to 12th September filming things to see and do in and around Broulee, Mossy Point and Tomakin.
The segment wi
A group of Chinese tourism buyers got a taste of the Eurobodalla region last week when they visited as part of Tourism Australia’s Corroboree Asia 2018. The Corrobboree invites ‘qualified Aussie specialists’ from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore to strengthen their knowledge of products across Australia. The specialists are a mix of frontline retail, wholesale and online travel agents, who actively sell Australia as a preferred
With Eurobodalla being a tourism destination and one of our primary industries being tourism the impact of international on-line booking agencies on our local economy has long been a sore point with our accommodation providers.
Australian Entrepreneur Dick Smith has taken to social media and launched a sensational attack on American multinational accommodation booking companies.
He says are they’re “leeching” millions from family-owned businesses on our shores.
In a vide
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service releases new, free app to improve park experience. Photos: Supplied. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has released a new, free mobile app, providing park visitors with information and maps at their fingertips to help improve their park experience. With information on over 225 national parks and hundreds of things to see, do, and places to stay, it’s the ultimate NSW parks guide for your phone. The NSW National Parks app is free t