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Stay on the Eurobodalla Coast

Posted by:
Wild About Whales
Date:
23/09/2013
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Montague Island Head Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage, Montague Island Nature Reserve. Photo: S Cohen / OEH

The far south coast offers some very unique locations and stunning national parks that hug the often rugged coastline. From the large township of Batemans Bay you can travel further south along what is known as the Eurobodalla Coast with some gorgeous national parks along the way.

Stop off at places like Murramarang National Park and Eurobodalla National Park which offer some great vantage points and headlands for whale watching, and of course Montague Island Nature Reserve which really is the jewel in this stretch of coastline - a real wildlife wonderland.

After cruising along this stretch of coastline, you can grab forty winks (or more) with a stay at one of the many great accommodation options in a national park on the Eurobodalla Coast. Enjoy the comforts of a cabin, unique stay in a lighthouse keeper's cottage, or bunk down at a campground, here's just a few accommodation options:

Stay in a lighthouse

Montague Island Nature Reserve, just off the south coast near Narooma, offers the chance to experience amazing wildlife including seals, whales and abundant bird life. For something really different you can actually stay overnight on Montague at either the Montague Island Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage, which offers three bedrooms sleeping up to six guests, or the larger Montague Island Head Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage, with five bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. Both cottages offer an amazing island stay in historic surrounds as they're both restored from 1881.

Cabins

In Murramarang National Park you can stay at the Depot Beach cabins. The cabins are situated right next to the Depot Beach campground with options on the beach front or in the forest. Each cabin has two bedrooms sleeping up to six guests.

Nearby, still in Murramarang, you can stay at the Pretty Beach cabins. These tidy cabins offer lovely bush views just a stone's throw from the beaches of the park. The cabins offer two bedrooms and sleep up to four guests so are great for families looking for modern creature comforts with lovely bush views.

Campgrounds

This part of the South Coast has a wealth of great campgrounds to choose from. In Murramarang National Park you'll find the Depot Beach campground where the bush land goes right up to the sand and you'll feel a world away. There's also North Head campground, Pretty Beach campground and Pebbly Beach campground with its resident kangaroos.

Along the Clyde River, just inland from Batemans Bay, you can stay at the secluded Beach campground which is accessible only by water, or Red Gum campground where you can totally immerse yourself in nature, both in the Clyde River National Park.

And further south you can stay at the Congo campground in the Eurobodalla National Park with the choice of two beaches and opportunities for fishing along the river.

To find out more about accommodation options in the NSW far south coast national parks go to wildaboutwhales.com.au.

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