What to see and do in Bodalla
Just south of Moruya, where the Tuross River winds back into lush dairy country you'll find the pretty, historic village of Bodalla.
Bodalla is a charming country village nestled in lush dairy pastures and beautiful State Forest. Famous for cheese making, this age old industry has been revived with Bodalla once again producing delicious soft and aged cheese along with fresh pasteurised milk and yogurt. Lining the main street are quirky shops and eateries, interesting galleries and a good old-fashioned pub. At the Bodalla Dairy Shed apart from quality cheeses, milkshakes and cafe styled meals, interacting with the farm animals is a treat for young and old alike and quality on site accommodation is available making a stay in Bodalla village a complete country experience.
Bodalla is also famous for the iconic All Saints Church. Designed by Edmund Blacket and built in 1880, the All Saints Church in Bodalla stands as a memorial to Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, a pioneer of Australian dairying. The magnificent church is built in the Victorian Academic Gothic Style and features a great tower and spire, large rose window, oak woodwork and finishing's, and exquisite stained glass windows. The impressive pipe organ that now lives in the church was imported from England and built by Henry Willis & Sons.
A few kilometres east of Bodalla is a section of Eurobodalla National Park and the village of Potato Point. With some spectacular costal headlands, remote beaches, great fishing spots and an abundance of wildlife, Potato Point is a nature lover's haven. Nestled within the Eurobodalla National Park on absolute beachfront, are amazing campsites, caravan sites and cabins at Blackfellows Point. Although lesser known for seeing kangaroos and wallabies on the beach than its northern cousin, Murramarang National Park, South Durras, at Blackfellows Point you will discover dozens of these laying and grazing macropods. Not only do you see these animals often with joeys wriggling around in mum's pouch or tentatively bouncing behind, but you may be lucky to spy a family of emus.
Originally occupied by the Dhurga Aboriginal people, much of Bodalla's European history is dominated by the activities of its large farming community. The inland village of Nerrigundah has an exciting past. Once a thriving gold-mining town, held up by the infamous Clarke gang in 1866, now is a significant historical village, giving understanding to life during the Gold Rush.