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Quarry Park - Far South Coast - NSW

Travelling south from Batemans Bay or north from Moruya there is a wonderful little tourist road that hugs the coast and passes though some picturesque places such as Mossy Point, McKenzie Beach etc. and the little gem here on the banks of the Moruya river. We didn't actually have smoko at this spot, but breakfast hence the stunning early morning photos as we traveled beside the river for miles. What a truly tranquil setting early in the morning. At present it looks like you can stop here overnight - at least there aren't any signs saying you can't. Lots of work being done here on boardwalks and beautification so things could change. Facilities wise you have a shelter shed, drop toilets, tank water, and a few lovely "slopey" tables. Don't fill your cups up too full!


 
 

There is an excellent bakery - Mylotts on the southern end of the shopping centre in nearby Moruya and one of our favourites. Just across the road next to the BP servo is a nice little Internet cafe for those wanting to check their email. There is a good fish and chip shop just south of the bakery on the same side of the road. Another dreadful temptation is the Darrel Lea shop right opposite the bakery with a gorgeous fabric shop next door. Moruya itself is a lovely clean town set on the banks of the Moruya River. There is a very nice picnic area immediately on the southern bridge approach - turn east. There is a tap near the launching ramp (on the white wall and hard to spot).

 
 
 

Those wishing to replenish supplies there is a Woolworths on the south east side of town one street back. Very bad signage! You can see it as you drive past the Holden dealer Surfair Motors. Park here if you have a long rig and just walk through the special walkway in the middle of the dealership. (red sign saying Parking at Rear).

 
 
 

Our smoko spot is very easy to find - it is 3.3 kms from the turnoff just over the northern side of the bridge at Moruya. Watch out for the Tourist Route 7 brown signs. The rangers in this shire drive utes with purple lights on top. We came across dozens of similar spots along the river and none had the "Camping Prohibited" signs up but as we all know this doesn't necessarily mean one can overnight.

Bob & Chrissy Eustace

Hema 31 F11


 
 
 

This is an extract from the plaque:-

Welcome to quarry park - a project of the rotary club of Moruya. Work began on the park in 1990 and the construction stage, greatly a assisted by Skillshare students, lasted till 1992. Rotary and Eurobodalla shire council maintain the park for your enjoyment. Please use the park as you would your own garden in the rotary spirit of goodwill fellowship and service to others. This is your heritage - take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.

Moruya Rotarians have provided for this project materials - timber , concrete products, roofing sand and fill, machinery - earth movers, tractors and mowers manpower - skilled and unskilled. Their work was supported by many local organisations and individuals. In particular Boral Resources (Country) Pty Ltd, Eurobodalla College of TAFE, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Jimmy Grant, Dave Keeble, Jimmy Maunder, and Moruya and District Historical Society.

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