A spectacular coastal drive starting from Kiama all the way to the Victorian border, the Princes Highway is one of the great coastal road drives.
Some of the most picturesque countryside in the state, replete with glorious waterways and dense towering rainforest standing tall atop rolling hills, opening up into seaside villages that snake along the coastline.
The New South Wales South Coast is glorious, If only the climate was more winter friendly.
We were fortunate to visit the region mere months before the January 2020 bushfires decimated the region.
The South Coast was extremely kind to us gig wise, our memories will be forever a luscious green.
Many a weekend adventure, with new sights guaranteed to keep you busy for months on end, Batemans Bay was our satellite city as we orbited around the south coast between shows, which gave us the opportunity see the Bay from multiple angles driving through and around the town as we called in for supplies and planned next adventure.
The bay a favourite amongst fisherman was filled with all manner of floating craft. Recreational and commercial fishermen alike a drawn to the wide calm Bays of the estuary with countless dozens safely moored in the harbour.
“Snapper, Morwong, wrasse and Flathead are 'year round' fish. The colder months see cod, leatherjacket, redfish and the fun to catch sergent baker more active. As the water temperature rises the warmer currents bring on the kingfish, marlin, tuna and sharks”. https://www.batemansbayfishing.com.au/game-fishing-calendar
A wide grassed open Foreshore fringes the bay with countless Prime picnic positions for the taking.
The water is bottle green, a stark complimenting contrast to the golden sands of the endless beaches. STRAYA!!!
A population of some 11,000+ inhabitants makes Bateman’s Bay of the largest regional centres on the South Coast.
The city sits at the junction of the Princes and the Kings Highways, some 280klms to the south of Syndey, with the Kings the main arterial road to the Nation’s capital some 150klm to the west, making Bateman’s Bay a holiday favorite for those in the nation’s capital.
Batemans Bay Bridge is the only coastal crossing of the Clyde River. Stradling the banks of the wide estuary formed where the Clyde River meets the Pacific Ocean, the traditional custodians of the land surrounding Batemans Bay are the Indigenous Yuin people of the Walbunja clan.
When the district was surveyed in 1828, a deserted hut and stockyards were found. Cedar getters and land clearers were in the district in the 1820s. From 1820s through to the 1840s, the area to the Moruya River was the southernmost official limit of location for the colony of New South Wales.The Illawarra and South Coast Steam Navigation Co found the Clyde River to be navigable in 1854. Regular services by the company in the 1860s and 1870s contributed to growth of the district.The village of China Bay was surveyed in 1859. Oyster farming commenced in 1860, and by 1870, there was a fleet of 40 oyster boats. A sawmill was erected in 1870. The port and town was proclaimed in 1885. A ferry service across the Clyde ran from 1891 until the bridge was opened in 1956. In 1942, during World War II, a trawler was attacked by a Japanese submarine between Batemans Bay and Moruya.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batemans_Bay
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