Eurobodalla has so much to offer kayakers, canoeists and standup paddleboarders.
With three major rivers being the Clyde, Moruya and Tuross and the added bonus of twenty stunning lakes and a 110 kilometre coast line it is a must to bring your kayak with you. If you can't add the kayak to the holiday packing then quality kayak hire is available for all members of the family.
Not overly confident of kayaking - then you can book a lesson or take a guided tour with experts.
There are three Kayak tour companies that offer a wide choice or kayak tours in the Eurobodalla
Bay and Beyond Sea Kayak Tours - Mobile: 0404477288 or 44787777
Bay and Beyond offer sea kayak tours, kayak rentals, stand up paddle board hire and tuition.
Their Half Day Tour is an adventurous but protected paddle on the open waters on the North Shore of Batemans Bay, great for adults and families with older children. A child of twelve maybe big enough to go in a double with a parent, a fourteen year old maybe able to go in a single depending on the forecast and the individual.
Their Extended Tour is usually along the open coast between South Durras and Batemans Bay. A beautiful stretch of undeveloped coast. This tour would suit adults and older teenagers. They sometimes go to the Tollgate Islands as an extended tour. This one is for people with good fitness, able to paddle well and would suit adults and older teenagers. The paddle out to the Tollgate islands is across open water that can be more wind affected and in swell that may trigger motion sickness.
Region X Tours Ph 1300 001 060
Region X explores the beautiful waterways of the Eurobodalla near Batemans Bay in glass-bottom kayaks. The guided tours are suitable for families and first time kayakers with fish and other marine creatures visible through the see-through floor of each kayak. The guides
explain local history, spot wildlife and stop at remote beaches.
Options range from daily two-hour to half-day tours with sea kayak tours also available. On the two-hour Oyster Tour visitors can learn about oysters by paddling through oyster farms and tasting the exquisite local varieties. All Kayaking equipment and safety instruction is included.
Total Eco Adventures of Broulee offers their Tomaga River Kayak Tour
44716969 . They are a family friendly aquatic adventure company that aims to create environmental awareness through quality outdoor experiences in a natural setting. Snorkelling tours, Stand Up Paddle lessons, and Kayak hire only 15 mins from Batemans Bay.
Eurobodalla Tourism have a Kayaking & Canoeing in Eurobodalla Brochure which provides detailed information on 17 flatwater and sea kayak routes in Eurobodalla.
Suggested kayaking locations from North to South
The Eurobodalla Tourism Kayaking & Canoeing in Eurobodalla Brochure (3.4MB) provides detailed information on 17 flatwater and sea kayak routes in Eurobodalla including those below. It also offers sound advice on how to prepare for any kayak journey and safety tips.You can pick one up at Eurobodalla Tourism Visitor Information centres or Click HERE
Around Batemans Bay:
Clyde River from Batemans Bay to Nelligen
Upper Clyde River around Nelligen and Shallow Crossing
Tomago River from Mossy Point boatramp
Moruya River from Moruya town towards the east
You can launch at North Head adjacent to the airport or upstream at either Preddys Wharf or the Moruya town boat ramp in Riverside Park.
Turn south two kilometres east of Moruya Bridge for a trip, at high tide, up Ryan's Creek to see the mangroves and unique granite boulders.
Moruya River west of Moruya town up the Deua River
The western leg of the journey the river winds through farming land and forest. Starting at the Moruya Bridge this leg is tidal and approx. 12 kilometres in length as far as the bridge that crosses Araluen Road. From there the river continues through the Deua River Valley. The bushland on this stretch abundant with birdlife, creating a magical atmosphere.
Coila Lake at Tuross Head
Tuross Lake at Tuross Head - Click HERE for the Tuross Head Kayaking Guide and Map
Lavender Bay and the Tuross Boat Ramp (Nelson Parade, Tuross Head) are both PERFECT launch spots for paddleboarders and kayaks
Lower Tuross River and Borang Lake
Upper Tuross River and Bumbo Lake
Wagonga Inlet at Narooma
Lake Mummaga - Dalmeny
Wallaga Lake, south of the Tilba
Discover the Clyde River Oysters
The Clyde (Bhundoo) River was named by Alexander Berry after the famous Scottish river and was discovered it to be navigable in 1854 opening it the area up for settlement.
Oyster farming began on the Clyde around 1860. Today twenty two farms produce the much loved Sydney rock oyster, which is considered by many connoisseurs to be the finest in the world.
One of the best ways to learn about the local cultivation techniques, the science behind farming, oyster varieties and life as an oyster farmer is to book into an Oyster Kayak Tour with Region X and be treated, eating the freshest oysters you can, taken from the river that morning.
Their kayak tour starts with introduction of the equipment and paddle practice, prior to slipping onto the calm smooth waters of the Clyde river in your double sea kayak.
Eurobodalla Kayakers is an informal group that have set up a wonderful website devoted to kayaking in the Eurobodalla
Their website is a definitive resource and a committed and passionate facility for sharing information about some kayaking activities in the district, for kayakers who want to know when and where other paddlers might be found on the water. They have assembled a collection of detailed route maps that might help advise a new comer to the area interested in exploring our waterways.
Eurobodalla District Kayaking Maps:
The following links will display maps of some of the Kayaking routes in and around the Eurobodalla Shire.
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Tuross entrance/ Potato Point 11.3km
Eurobodalla Kayaking (Bega) - Tathra / Bega River 22.7km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Long / Maloneys Beach 9.8km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Candlagan Creek 5.3km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Tuross Lake 10.8km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Borang Lake 17.7km
Eurobodalla Kayaking (Bega) - Brogo Dam 12.9km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Mummaga Lake 8.5km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Upper Tuross River 11.4km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Brou Lake 7.3km
Eurobodalla Kayaking- Coruna Lake 11.6km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Coila Lake 18.5km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Bumbo Lake 15.6km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Tuross to Snake Flat 19.9km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Wagonga Inlet 12.2km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Moruya River Airport 14km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Moruya River Yarragee 15.3km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Tomaga River 15.5km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Batemans Bay/Nelligen 27.9km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Durras Lake 14.7km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Bermagui River 18.5km
Eurobodalla Kayaking - Cullendulla Creek 10.8km