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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.

Get in[edit]

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.

By bus[edit]

  • VLine Batemans Bay - Melbourne (via Sale)
note: VLine timetable information found in the Eastern Region, the appropriate route is the Saphire Coast link.

By plane[edit]

There is an airport at Moruya. A hire car (arrange before you arrive) can be collected at the airport. Rex Regional Airlines [1] flies into Moruya from Sydney and Melbourne.

Get around[edit]

Local Bus Service: Prior's Bus Service - Ph: 02-4472 4040

  • Daily timetable Batemans Bay to Moruya; there are stops at some of the local beaches
  • Daily timetable Moruya to Batemans Bay

Local Taxi Service: phone 4474 3455

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  • The Saturday morning Markets are a local institution and feature local produce and food, handcrafts including textiles and wood, secondhand books and bric-a-brac. The markets run on Saturday mornings all year round, they are located in the carpark on the eastern side of the main street.
  • SkydiveOz is a skydiving "DropZone" located at the Moruya Airfield. They offer tandem skydives (with beach landing) and learn-to-skydive courses. Be sure to check their Website or give a call (Ph. 1300 185 180) before you show up, as sometimes they are out in the outback.

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  • The River Moruya, 16b Church St. tel 02 4474 5505. [2] The River Moruya restaurant overlooks the Moruya River across fields to the mountains. Winner of the Restaurant and Catering Association of NSW's "Best South Coast" restaurant for informal dining.

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Routes through Moruya
SydneyBatemans Bay  N noframe S  BodallaEden

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