Narooma to Jervis Bay
The drive from Narooma to Jervis Bay is a spectacular journey that takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in New South Wales. Along the way, you’ll experience stunning coastal views, charming villages, and two national parks that offer some of the best lookouts and walking tracks in the region.
One of the first highlights of this drive is the lookout at Tuross Head. Located just a short detour off the main road, this lookout offers panoramic views of the coastline and the Tuross River. On a clear day, you can see as far as Montague Island, which is a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. There are several walking trails in the area, including the Tuross Head Walk that takes you through native bushland and past the historic Tuross Head Lighthouse. We had a spectacularly clear day which made for fantastic photos.
Continuing along the highway, you’ll come across the charming village of Mogo. This historic gold-mining town has been transformed into a hub for arts and crafts, with galleries and studios showcasing the work of local artisans. It’s a great place to stop for a coffee or lunch, and you can also visit the Mogo Zoo, which is home to a range of exotic animals, including tigers, giraffes, and red pandas. We enjoyed a fantastic coffee at Mogo Brew Crew which was perfect timing for a delicious ‘pick me up’ on our drive North.
Further along the coast, you’ll reach Batemans Bay, a popular holiday destination that’s famous for its beaches, fishing, and water sports. The town has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from. One of the must-see attractions in the area is the Clyde River National Park, where you can take a scenic cruise along the river and spot dolphins, seals, and other wildlife.
As you leave Batemans Bay, you’ll enter Murramarang National Park, which is home to some of the most picturesque beaches and headlands on the South Coast. One of the best lookouts in the park is Pebbly Beach, where you can see kangaroos lounging on the sand. There are also several walking tracks in the park, including the Durras Mountain Walk, which takes you through tall eucalypt forests and offers breath-taking views of the coast.
Continuing on towards Jervis Bay, you’ll pass through Conjola National Park, another beautiful wilderness area that’s popular with hikers and nature lovers. The park is home to a diverse range of habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, and heathlands, and there are several walking tracks that take you through these different environments. One of the highlights of the park is Lake Conjola, which is a great spot for fishing, kayaking, and birdwatching.
Finally, you’ll arrive at Jervis Bay, which is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches. The bay is home to a thriving marine ecosystem, and you can see dolphins, seals, and whales (in season) from the shore. Some of the best beaches in the area include Hyams Beach, which has some of the whitest sand in the world, and Greenpatch Beach, which is a great spot for snorkeling and swimming.
In conclusion, the drive from Narooma to Jervis Bay is a breathtaking journey that takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes on the South Coast. From the stunning views at Tuross Head to the charming village of Mogo, the scenic drives through Murramarang and Conjola National Parks, and the pristine beaches of Jervis Bay, this route has something for everyone. Whether you’re a nature lover, a beachgoer, or a foodie, this drive is sure to leave you with lasting memories of the South Coast’s natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle.
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