No matter what travelling style you have, there’s an accommodation for you in Batemans Bay.
In Batemans Bay, you’ll find accommodation to suit any traveller. Here’s a breakdown of the best stays in this delightful town on the NSW South Coast broken into categories that include cosy suites designed for romance, group houses for families, luxury options for holidaymakers, pet-friendly options and digs for group getaways.
Luxury accommodation in Batemans Bay
Bannisters have a new property and it’s hidden amid 14 hectares of natural forest near Bawley Point, just a half-hour drive from Batemans Bay.
Opt for luxe forest glamping at Jackson Ranch.
Jackson Ranch sleeps up to 30 guests in five newly renovated and beautifully styled cabins that stretch from bush to beach.
Float on the pool at Jackson Ranch.
Stay in a hideaway cabin with an outdoor bathtub, a lakeview cabin with views of Lake Willinga or the four-bedroom homestead where your four-legged friend can curl up around the fireplace.
Stay in a rustic but cosy homestead at Jackson Ranch.
Best for: Jackson Ranch is aimed at those who like to enjoy an unparalleled level of luxury
Address: 101 Willinga Road, Bawley Point
The Oaks Ranch
The Oaks Ranch is all about enjoying the landscape while ensconced in boutique comfort. The boutique resort lures keen golfers and those who want to simply enjoy the amenity of overlooking the course itself.
Wake up to scenic views of the bushland at The Oaks Ranch. (Image: @abbie_melle)
The estate, only minutes from Mossy Point, is on a 120-hectare master-planned resort surrounded by beautiful bushland and bucolic pastures that is arrayed around a Greg Norman-designed golf course.
Sunbathe in the outdoor pool at The Oaks Ranch. (Image: @abbie_melle)
The villas blend in with the colour palette of the countryside. After a round of golf, head to Arlo, one of the best places to eat near Batemans Bay.
The Oaks Ranch is a private haven in Mossy Point. (Image: @abbie_melle)
Best for: Keen golfers and those who want to flop and drop
Address: 340 Old Mossy Point Rd
Hotels and motels in Batemans Bay
The Isla is all about laid-back luxury, giving guests immediate access to world-famous surf breaks, quirky cafes and unspoilt beaches.
The Isla could be your next island retreat. (Image: Destination NSW)
Although you will want to spend your days exploring the surrounding attractions, you can also kick back and chill here in comfort, listening to the sound of crashing waves from the comfort of your king-sized bed in your design-led room.
Chill out with your loved ones at The Isla. (Image: Destination NSW)
Go for the Grande Suite, which has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a plunge pool. It also made it onto our list of Australia’s best retro motels.
Lounge and sip cocktails by the pool. (Image: Destination NSW)
Best for: Road-trippers who appreciate an eco-conscious retrofit
Address: 222 Beach Rd, Batehaven
Abode Malua Bay
Abode Malua Bay has a range of room types to accommodate large family groups. This hotel, which has 52 simple suites, is a jumping-off point for activities such as sea kayaking and surfing and long beach walks at sunrise past stands of wind-bent trees.
The beach is just a few steps away from Abode Malua Bay. (Image: PewPew Studios)
Guests in the apartment-style hotel, which has inter-connecting rooms and pet-friendly rooms, should borrow a bike and ride along the pristine beachfront.
Settle in your humble beachfront home at Abode Malua Bay. (Image: PewPew Studios)
Best for: Families or groups who like to be beside the seaside
Address: 4 Kuppa Avenue, Malua Bay
The newly renovated Bay Breeze Motel is another boutique option located on the waterfront in Batemans Bay. The motel has had a refresh and its light-filled rooms and views of Batemans Bay and the pristine coastal seascape have huge appeal.
Drift off to your comfy bed at Bay Breeze.
But the retro motel with its breezeblocks, archways, terracotta tones and prickly pear plantings also screams romance, smacking of pared-back Palm Springs glam.
The accommodation comes with rustic and contemporary furniture.
Best for: Those who like the convenience of being able to wine and dine in Batemans Bay
Address: 21 Beach Road, Batemans Bay
Airbnb and holiday homes in Batemans Bay
The Coco Cabana
While this tiny house in beautiful Broulee may be a diminutive dwelling, what it lacks in size it makes up for in attention to detail.
Every square inch of Coco Cabana has been outfitted in style, from the oversized deck to the creature comforts such as the beautiful bed linen, private outdoor shower and big-picture windows overlooking tropical plantings.
Best for: Surfers who want to take advantage of the tiny home’s proximity to the beach
Address: A stone’s throw away from the beach in North Broulee
Canberrans cottoned onto the joys of a break in Batemans Bay decades ago. And ACT residents lucky enough to have jagged a weekend at Jaguar Stay probably want to keep these five-star architecturally designed and accessible villas to themselves. Oh well.
Located on a 50-hectare working cattle farm, the property has ambulant access and a swimming pool and is next to Mogo Zoo. The six one-bedroom villas all have plunge pools and polished interiors, and an outlook of green grass and gums.
Best for: Romantics who want a luxe retreat near to nature
Address: 312 Tomakin Rd, just minutes from the village of Mogo
Caravan parks, camping and glamping in Batemans Bay
NRMA Batemans Bay Holiday Resort
You can forget about roughing it during your stay at the NRMA Batemans Bay Holiday Resort, where the luxury comes from the provision of facilities that will keep kids entertained for hours.
The NRMA Batemans Bay Holiday Resort has flipped the concept of campground and rebranded it as a resort with all the bells and whistles. In addition to the two-storey cabins, and pet-friendly deluxe digs, there are studio rooms, powered and unpowered tent and slab sites. It’s one of the best places to camp on the NSW South Coast.
Sleep in a cabin with a balcony at NRMA Batemans Bay Holiday Resort. (Image: Eurobodalla Coast Tourism)
Best for: Families and those who want a camping holiday near nature on NSW South Coast
Address: 51 Beach Road, Batemans Bay, overlooking Corrigan’s Beach
NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort
This South Durras resort recently underwent significant upgrades with the entire park receiving a million-dollar makeover.
Sip coffee by your front porch at NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort. (Image: Destination NSW)
You can choose to stay in a refreshed guest cabin or villa, pull up in your caravan or sleep under canvas at the new-look NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort, which has added a new bistro, bar and takeaway to make life even easier at basecamp. The facilities also include a kids’ club, e-mountain bikes, a lagoon-style pool and BBQ areas.
You’ll be surrounded by kangaroos at NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort. (Image: Destination NSW)
Best for: Families who like to camp in comfort on the NSW South Coast
Address: Mill Beach, Banyanda St, South Durras
Houseboats in Batemans Bay
Clyde River Houseboats
Become a boatie during your short break in Batemans Bay and chug along the twists and turns of the Clyde River. Enjoy watching the scenery change onboard Clyde River Houseboats where you will see shifting vignettes, from kangaroos feeding on the shoreline to oyster farmers checking their leases, to kids in dinghies riding the chop of the passing boats. Drop anchor off your Rivergum houseboat (8-10 berth) and cook the day’s catch. A houseboat holiday is one of the best ways to see the NSW South Coast.
Best for: Keen fisher folk, romantics, and those who like to fall asleep on an undulating waterway
Address: 29 Wray Street, North Batemans Bay