Holiday Accommodation in South Durras, NSW, Australia
Surrounded by the Murramarang National Park, the small village of South Durras is the seaside haven of the Eurobodalla Shire on the New South Wales southern coast. With just over 300 permanent residents, the population climbs to over a 1000 people who come down to the coast booking into holiday rentals and holiday cottages all along the coast.
The quiet and relaxed pace of South Durras provides an outdoor enthusiast’s playground, with so much nature all around the holiday rentals, you can pretty much pick and choose what to do every day, and if that means nothing more than relaxing on the front porch of your holiday house, then you have come to visit the right place.
Things to See and Do
Murramarang National Park
An absolute abundance of wildlife and natural surroundings, the Murramarang National Park is a pristine example of nature at its finest. Take one of the majestic walking trails down through to the beach and explore the caves along the sandy slopes. Enjoy the quiet and tranquillity of the unspoilt beaches, without the crowds and noise of loads of tourists. Look out for wallabies and kangaroos as they go about their daily lives in the park. Birdwatchers will be very happy with the sport – watch for gang gangs, lorikeets and cockatoos.
You can hire a rustic holiday cottage, right in the nature reserve, complete with all the modern amenities you could possibly want. Wake up right next to a gorgeous lake and let the sounds of nature join you as you enjoy your first morning cup of coffee.
Fishing, snorkelling, diving, surfing, canoeing and swimming are just some of the many activities that can be enjoyed in South Durras. If you don’t have or didn’t bring your canoe, your snorkelling gear or fishing equipment, look out for information posted in your holiday accommodation that will be able to point you in the right direction. Just about everything can be hired for the day, or for the entire duration of your stay.
Kayaking is particularly popular here thanks to the rivers and Lake Durras, one of the most pristine ecosystems in NSW. There’s a kayak club right on the water’s edge and they welcome temporary members.
With some of the most protected waterways in the region, visitors will be able to find the perfect secluded fishing spot, and head out for a day by the water. Take the family out of the holiday house, pack a picnic and catch some fresh water crabs and shrimp and take them home at the end of the day to put fresh on the BBQ.
Being just 15kms from Batemans Bay, all the facilities thereof are to hand for visitors to South Durras, which is handy as there are only a couple of small shops in the village. You can pick up all the provisions you need for your stay in your South Durras holiday home at the Village Centre Batemans Bay shopping area.
Classified as an oceanic climate, South Durras is a summer rainfall area with a very pleasant all year round climate. Thunderstorms are known to occur during March and November, but the cool sea breeze keeps the temperature down during the summer months. Average day time temperatures average from around 24 C down to 19C at night during the summer. The winter months between April and September fluctuate between 18C and 8C at night.
Getting there from the UK
When flying in from the UK, you will land at Sydney International Airport and then board a connecting flight to Moruya Airport. It will be a good idea to pre book your rental car at Moruya Airport, especially during the summer months, as the coastal towns are popular among visitors, so just book a car when you book your holiday accommodation. South Durras is approximately 32km from Moruya airport, so take it slow and enjoy the scenery on the way to the holiday house of your dreams.