Batemans Bay is a port town in New South Wales (NSW) Australia, with a population of around 12,000. The town is located approx 280 km (175 mi) southwest of Sydney, and approx 150 km (94 mi) southeast of Canberra (country's capital city). Batemans Bay is on Clyde River's estuary, where the river flows into the Pacific Ocean.
Princes Highway connects to Sydney NSW and Melbourne (approx 760 km / 470 mi), and Kings Highway - to Canberra City. being the closest to Canberra seaside town, Batemans Bay is a very popular holiday vacation destination, mainly for retirees and young families attracted by the affordable prices and relaxed lifestyle. Besides tourism, other well-developed industries are oyster farming, forestry, retail services.