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Batemans Bay & Jervis Bay 7th – 11th November 2022

Day One   35 of us started our travel down to the Southern Highlands with our coach driver 'Hans'. Our first stop was Mittagong where we had morning tea. We resumed our journey to Golburn where we had lunch at the Soldier Club (yummy pizza and salad). We left the Hume Highway and travelled to Braidwood for a short stop ( unfortunenately at the same time as a thunderstorm), it rained heavily and some of us got quite soaked, we then travelled down to the coast through the Clyde River National Park reaching our final destination 'Batemans Bay' where we checked in at the Sunseeker Motor In.


Day two   We drove to Maloney's beach, sharing our morning tea with some local kangaroos. We returned to BatemansBay to board the Escapade for a three hours cruise/lunch on the Clyde River travelling upstream to Nellingen, there we had some time to visit the village. We travelled downstream, back to Batemans Bay and had some free time to explore the town.




Day three   We headed to Mogo Wildlife Park, had morning tea after which we visited the zoo. The park is relatively small but has a large display of animals that includes: Snow leopard, Cotton-top tamarin, Black-and-white ruffed lemur, Red panda, Sumatran tiger, white lion, meerkats, giraffe and more. After our zoo visit we continued on to the charming Malua Bay for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we headed for the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, before visiting the garden, we enjoyed a glass of champagne, few oysters, cheese, dip and biscuits, We then returned to Batemans Bay.



Day Four  An early morning start, we drove through Maruya, we stopped in Narooma for morning tea. We continued on to the quaint village of Tibla, where we had a chance to taste some cheese and to wander up and down the main street, visiting the boutique stores, galleries and cafes. We then headed to Bernagui. Bermagui is a small seaside town nestled below Mt Dromedary. There we had a superb sea food picnic on the water edge (local oysters, prawns, smoked salmon etc.), it was a bit cold and windy but enjoyed our scrumptious lunch. Our next stop was Cobargo (Cobargo suffered devastating losses in the black summer bushfires of January 2020). A short visit, but had enough time to enjoy coffee and ice cream. We returned to Batemans Bay via Broulee and Mossy point.




Day Five Last day of our Batemans Getaway. After checking out of the Sunseeker Motor In, we drove to Huskinson (the heart of Jervis Bay). We boarded the Tekin III catamaran for a dolphin watch cruise around the bay, regrettably, we didn’t see a single dolphin. We had lunch by the beach at Moona Moona, followed by a short stop in Kiama. We continued along the Illawarra coast. We took the Lawrence Hargraves drive over the Sea Cliff Bridge to Stanwell Park. Our last stop was at the Bald Hill Lookout which provides a panoramic vistas across the Illawarra escarpment and the Tasman Sea. We boarded the coach for the last time and sadly returned to Sydney.