Batehaven to Moruya


Take a tourist map with you as this will enable you to experience the many extra views just a short distance off this cycle route all the way down the coast. You can of course join this route at any point along it or do it in reverse.

There a number of opportunities to explore coastal villages with magnificent rocky and sandy bays. At around 13km into the ride South Rosedale and at 15km Guerilla Bay are two examples. As you flash past Tomakin (after 17km) consider a diversion out to Melville Headland for a great view of the coastline. When you come to the turn off to Mossy Point (19km) take the turn off and follow the road through to Broulee past more ocean views. If you seek coffee and a light meal try The Mossy Cafe at the eastern end of Pacific Street. You pass Pacific St 600m after turning off into Mossy Point. There is another great viewing point at the Tomaga River mouth headland in Mossy Point.

In Broulee you can deviate by turning left down Heath Street to the Surf Club and the main surf beach, for more sweeping views south to Moruya Heads. Retrace your path back to Grant Street and turn left to head south again.

Rejoin George Bass Drive and keep heading south. At the southern end of the airport you have a chance to view the entrance of the Moruya River to the ocean. Take the turn off to the airport. At the start of the camping ground bear right and take the sealed road to the parking area. This is the start of the breakwater at the river entrance. Then retrace your path back onto the George Bass Drive, turn left and follow North Head Drive into Moruya. There are some short sections on this leg that have very limited shoulders and sharp bends so take care.

You are now following the very scenic Moruya River all the way into Moruya. Turn left across the Bridge when you reach the Princes Highway and first left as you come off the bridge. You can now wander the back streets of Moruya. If you are lucky enough to have arrived on a Saturday morning, you will find the famous Moruya Markets past the swimming pool next to the river. There are many good coffee shops in Moruya, just ask a local. Your return route to Batehaven is the same as the way you came.

Info taken from Eurobodalla Council: http://eurobodalla.com.au/things-to-see-and-do/tours-and-charters/walk-cycle-drive/cycling/

For a shorter option of this ride, check out this link: http://eurobodalla.com.au/things-to-see-and-do/tours-and-charters/walk-cycle-drive/cycling/ride-and-fly/

Note: This all sealed road route is lacking in decent shoulders in places and carries a fair amount of light traffic. The speed limit is 100km/hr for long sections. So this route is only recommended for experienced riders

Start & finish location: Corrigans Beach Reserve, Beach Rd, Batehaven
Access to start & finish location: Car parking at Corrigans Beach Reserve, Batehaven

Distance: 71km
Total elevation: 900m
Elevation profile: Undulating – flat section in middle of the ride (20km to 50km), rest undulating
Surface: Sealed
Traffic: Heavy – on main roads
Difficulty: Hard


70866 km