Two hours to the beach and so much in between

Two hours to the beach and so much in between

Canberra is only two hours’ drive to the New South Wales south coast with its stunning scenery, unspoiled beaches and quaint towns.

Take a weekend road trip from Canberra to get a glimpse of the Eurobodalla region’s national parks, boutique stores and local seafood delights. 

  1. Day 1 – Saturday

    Breakfast: Braddon

    Take your pick of delicious, wholesome breakfasts and heart-starting coffee at one of the many cafes in Braddon. Try Kyo Coffee ProjectRye or Lonsdale Street Roasters. Wander the shops to stretch your legs before hitting the road to the south coast of New South Wales.

    Visit Braddon
  2. Mid-morning: Bungendore

    Head north on the Federal Highway and turn off for Bungendore. Have a morning perusing through the Australian craftsmanship at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and a coffee at their cafe.


    Visit Bungendore
  3. Lunch: Mogo

    About an hour and a half from Bungendore, you’ll arrive in Mogo, which is also only 10 minutes’ drive from Bateman’s Bay. Enjoy a feast in the shade at Grumpy and Sweethearts and take some time to explore the main street, with its quaint boutiques and stores.

    Visit Mogo
  4. Afternoon: Eurobodalla National Park

    Grab your walking shoes, water bottle, sunscreen and binoculars and explore the Bingi Dreaming Track. Start at Tuross Head in the south and see how much of the 14km walk you can do. Stop along the way for a swim, a picnic or even some whale watching if the season is right (migration takes place from May to November each year).

    Visit Eurobodalla
  5. Dinner: Tuross Head

    A welcoming and picturesque coastal town, you’ll instantly relax when you sit down beside the spectacular Tuross River at the Pickled Octopus Seafood & Thai Cafe. Order the freshest seafood on offer to devour while you watch the sunset.

    You can find accommodation options close by in Tuross, Tilba, Moruya and Broulee.

    Visit Tuross Head
  6. Day 2 – Sunday

    Breakfast: Narooma

    Slowly wake to the rolling waves and salty sea air. Then head further south to Narooma for a late breakfast at quirky Quarterdeck on Forsters Bay, located just after the bridge. Afterwards, take a stroll around Narooma and look out for the resident seal colony.

    Visit Narooma
  7. Mid-morning: Central Tilba

    Head to the cheese factory in Central Tilba for delectable cheeses, yoghurts, milk and cream from the local Jersey cows living happily amongst the rolling green pastures of the region. You’ll also find charming antique and gift stores – home to local artists and craftspeople.

    Visit Central Tilba
  8. Lunch: Tilba Valley

    A short detour off the highway will bring you to Tilba Valley Wines, where you can taste their selections of Semillon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon at the cellar door. With a regular program of Sunday lunches in the vineyard with live music on the lawn, you’ll want to stay all afternoon.

    Visit Tilba Valley Wines


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