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Clyde River

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published November 25th 2013
There is no other way than to spend a day relaxing
Amongst the backdrop of rugged coastal mountain ranges, three National Parks and no less than ten State Forests in the Clyde Valley, flows a river system known as Clyde River. It runs through the spectacular mountain regions, enticing us to take advantage of this remarkable natural estuary which reaches into the Pacific Ocean.

One of the Jetty's near the Boatshed...

The river journey is around 125kms and known to the local Aboriginal people as Bhundoo. The estuary reaches the Pacific Ocean at Batemans Bay, South Coast of New South Wales.

On the mouth of the spectacular combination of picturesque coastline, pristine waterways and luscious forested mountains of Clyde River sits Batemans Bay Bridge, which is also known as Clyde Bridge. The bridge is quite interesting as it is a rare lifting span type; when it is operated, it allows vessels to pass beneath. I must admit it is an absolutely fascinating experience to witness the lifting.

The Batemans Bay Bridge also known as Clyde Bridge...

Pedestrian crossing is allowed, but be aware as you may be stopped to witness the bridge opening!

Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boat ride or even enjoying some local fish and chips by the river is one of the many things you can do on or around Clyde River.

One of the many ways to enjoy Clyde River...

There is a boat shed located at Wray St, North Batemans Bay, where you are able to hire a boat for a couple of hours or a day. They also have houseboats to hire to extend your visit and experience the river in a different perspective!

Enjoying the Clyde River...

There are many holiday parks around Batemans Bay, which will help you to truly get to experience one of the most spectacular coasts of New South Wales along with the famous Clyde River.
It is certainly worth a trip to Clyde River at Batemans Bay, as you will not be disappointed.

One of the many amazing views...
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Why? The perfect way to spend a day outdoors
When: All year round - accessible all times
Where: There are many roads to access the river - Boatshed address: Wray St, Batemans Bay NSW
Cost: Free - unless you hire a boat / houseboat
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