Finding holiday rentals in Malua Bay, New South Wales
Catch a wave or frolic in the surf on Malua Bay, New South Wales, among the most picturesque and friendly beaches on Australia’s South Coast. Known in Australia as the Eurobodalla Coast, this more than 100km of coastline is known for its gorgeous, long beaches, rivers and ocean waterways.
Choosing holiday accommodation in Malua Bay opens up an amazing world of opportunity for holidaymakers – a chance to enjoy the fabled outdoor life of sun, sand, sea and surf that makes Australia such a popular holiday destination and to explore the incredible landscape of this amazing country.
Life’s a beach
Malua Bay is considered the bathing and surfing beach for Batemans Bay, the largest town on this stretch of the South Coast. Malua Bay actually has four separate beaches, thanks to the curve of the coastline. McKenzies beach is popular with surfers; Garden Bay is popular with families and sunworshippers; Malua beach is lined with cafes and restaurants, and great for people watching; and Pretty beach offers a quieter, more private area.
Diving is another popular activity on Malua Bay – a challenge awaits in the Arch, where a tunnel passes through the rock on the cliff face, and also in an underwater box canyon that leads to the colourful Tunnel.
While the beach and coastline are among the very best reasons for visiting Malua Bay, the town itself is a super place in which for holidaymakers to base themselves as it offers a fine selection of holiday rentals, including villas and apartments. From Malua Bay, visitors can explore other parts of the Eurobodalla Coast and also head further inland to discover more about this beautifully unspoiled part of Australia.
Just 15 minutes away is Batemans Bay. It sits on a stunning estuary location on the Clyde River – named by Lieutenant James Cook as he explored Australia during his voyage of discovery in 1770. The river is considered to have the cleanest waters of any waterway in Australia and is famous for the delicious oysters. The many restaurants and cafes in Batemans Bay serve up the oysters and other fish caught in the pristine local waters, both fresh and from the ocean.
Landing “the big one”
Game fishing is a major tourist draw in Batemans Bay with world and Australian records are set here for locally caught game fish. Charter boats leave daily for reef fishing or further out into the ocean for those fishermen determined to land “the big one”.
A rather different “big one” might be landed at historic Mogo, just 10 minutes’ drive from Malua Bay, where a working goldmine gives visitors the chance to pan for the nugget that might make their fortune. This quaint village has been preserved as a 19th century pioneering town and is a glimpse into Australia’s very recent past.
A weather eye
With around 340 days of sunshine annually, New South Wales is a fantastic place to visit at any time of year. The temperate climate means the weather is warm and hot in the summer months, but rarely gets extremely cold in winter. With its gorgeous beaches and coastline, Malua Bay is a major tourist destination during Australia’s spring and summer months, and anyone who wants to sample this country’s fabled outdoor life will be happy to find holiday accommodation here and hit the beaches.