Moruya is a small town situated on the Moruya River. It is the headquarters of the Eurobodalla Shire Council, the local administration for the South Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales. The word Moruya is an Aboriginal word meaning "Resting place of the black swan", and the Black Swan is the town emblem.
Located on the picturesque Moruya River just minutes from Moruya Airport (which services the regular Sydney and Melbourne flights), Moruya has beautiful historic buildings and is a great base to explore the hinterland and coast.
Granite quarried in Moruya was used to form the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and many other famous Sydney buidlings. Many of Moruya's old buildings are made of the local stone.
The country markets on Saturday morning are very popular - with mouthwatering local produce, quality plants and lots more.
Moruya is located on the Princes Highway, 1/2 an hour south of Batemans Bay and some 300km (190 miles) south of Sydney (5 hrs driving time) and about 10 hours north of Melbourne. Batemans Bay can also be reached from Canberra (2 hours) by the Kings Highway. Both the Kings Highway and the Princes Highway have difficult stretches and a fairly high accident rate.
Local Bus Service: Prior's Bus Service - Ph: 02-4472 4040
Local Taxi Service: phone 4474 3455