South Durras is the northern gateway to Eurobodalla, about four hours’ drive south of Sydney. The region is home to family holiday favourites like Batemans Bay and Narooma as well as lush farmland, historic villages and rugged national park. The whole area is surrounded by water, with more than 80 beaches, 16 lakes and numerous rivers winding their way into the surrounding countryside. Eat fresh oysters, snorkel with fur seals or just cruise along the coast on two wheels.
Where to eat
The Mossy Café in the small town of Mossy Point, just south of Bateman’s Bay, has been a local favourite for years and has just undergone a major refresh. As well as breakfast and lunch, they now serve tapas style dinners on Friday and Saturday using local produce like Moonlight Flat oysters and grass fed lamb from Moruya.
Set in a restored turn of the century cheese factory in the tiny village of Woodstock, Milk Haus is a wholefoods, farm to table cafe that’s something of a local legend. The menu changes seasonally, but always features vibrant salads, local fish, creamy curries and sticky puddings. It’s open Thursday to Monday for breakfast and lunch, and most of the fresh produce is grown in the garden out the front.