Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Melbourne to Sydney Coastal Drive

Day 6: Narooma to Jervis Bay
175 km/109 miles, about 2.5 hours

Wake yourself up with a splash in the warm waters of Narooma's Surf Beach and charge up your camera for the ancient rock formations known as the Glasshouse Rocks located at the beach's southern end.

Head along the highway through lush forest until you hit the water again at the popular holiday spot of Batemans Bay, less than an hour away. The area is renowned for its sublime coast and immaculate waters. Head south of town along Beach Road and find a string of marvellous coves and gorgeous beaches to swim and enjoy a bit of sunbaking.

Roughly 14 kilometres north of Batemans Bay, take a detour onto Mt Agony Road for some wildlife spotting at Pebbly Beach, known as the home of the 'surfing kangaroos'. You won't spot a kangaroo on a surf board, but chances are you'll meet these friendly locals as they hop along the beach. Generally quite tame, they are happy to be patted and you might even get one to pose with you for a picture.

Back on the highway, a short drive leads on to the coastal town of Ulladulla with its pretty harbour, a perfect place for a late lunch stop.

Another hour north lie the calm waters and white sand of Jervis Bay. With Booderee National Park right on the doorstep, take some time to stretch your legs and wander along the walking tracks through the pristine coastal wilderness. Prefer to hit the water? Join a Dolphin Watch Cruise for a truly unforgettable experience. Mingle with dolphins, penguins and humpback whales within the protected waters of the Jervis Bay Marine Park.

Book in at Jervis Bay's Paperbark Camp Eco Resort and unwind in luxury tented accommodation in a peaceful bush setting.

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Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Batemans Bay

Get close to friendly kangaroos in Murramarang National Park, spend an afternoon cruising the waterways and check out works by renowned local artists.

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Dolphin Watch Cruises, Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Dolphins Watch Cruises

Spend a few hours out on the clear blue waters of Jervis Bay. Get a dose of the crisp ocean air and watch the dolphins glide alongside the boat.

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