Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay is a town and a bay on the south east coast of Australia in the Eurobodalla Shire of the State of New South Wales. The place is located about 280 km south of Sydney, 760 km north-east of Melbourne on the Princes Highway ( National Highway 1) and is 160 kilometers east of Canberra (via the Kings Highway).

The Clyde River empties into Batesman Bay into the sea.

As nearest coastal town to Canberra Batesman Bay is a popular holiday destination for many Berliners. It is also a popular place for retirees, but also attracts young families who work in Canberra. The local economy is based on fishing, forestry, eco-tourism and retail.

James Cook named the bay on April 22, 1770 either by Nathaniel Bateman, Captain of Lord Colvills ship HMS Northumberland, or after John Bateman ( 1721-1802 ), the second Viscount Bateman.


  • Place in New South Wales