3 family friendly things to do on the Far South Coast
Exploring and experiencing the south coast has become a big part of our life as a family. Getting in the car and going somewhere new is always exciting and I love sharing those finds here with you guys but there are special places that we love returning to again and again, today I am sharing our three favourite.
1. Mogo Zoo
Situated in the beautiful town of Mogo, just 10km south of Batemans Bay you will find Mogo Zoo. A privately owned zoo with beautiful grounds and a wonderful, friendly atmosphere.
With over 200 animals housed on the property from Meerkats to tigers, gorillas and now white rhinos, there is sure to be animals to please children of all ages. And if you’ve never seen a white lion, this is the place to do so.
While the zoo’s focus on protecting endangered species and being part of the solution through breeding programs and educating the public is obvious through the keeper talks, they are still fun and interesting and I highly recommend making the time to fit them into your visit. The amazing rapport between the animals and their keepers is such a pleasure to witness.
Mogo Zoo is open 9am – 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
2. Mossy Point
A little further south of Mogo you will find Mossy Point, a little seaside town with some stunning views and a Muffin Shop.
After watching dolphins and looking for whales from the lookout (a must), turn right and head down to the boat ramp. Here is where we find our most joy and spend a whole lot of our time. From swimming to climbing trees and exploring the rocks there is so much to do and discover and it never gets old.
Explore the rock pools, you never know what you might find
The perfect picnic spot to sit and enjoy the beauty the South Coast has to offer while the kids wear themselves out, Mossy Point is also the home to many weird and wonderful animal residents. We adore watching the big stingrays as they glide through the water and get up to mischief chasing the pelicans and there are always crabs, fish and starfish to spot.
3. Pebbly Beach
If you’ve been reading here recently you might have noticed Pebbly Beach is our new favourite stomping ground. Found in the Murramarang National Park, Pebbly Beach is the perfect place to visit.
From gorgeous ocean views to birds and kangaroos, it has it all.
Get up close to the friendly wildlife, who seem to happily pose for photos, pick your way over the rocks or enjoy one of the walks. There is so much to entertain the kids, all while getting out of the house and being active.
Due to being in a National Park it does cost $7 to park your car. Pebbly Beach also has a camping ground if you want to stick around and explore for more than a day!
I hope you’ve enjoyed a glimpse into our favourite places to visit as a family. I am loving getting out and finding spaces where we can connect with each other and with nature while getting to know the local area!
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