Back to previous page
PDF Print

Clyde River National Park


Clyde River National Park is a natural playground by the river, offering kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing, alongside its beautiful views.

Read more about Clyde River National Park

Clyde River National Park is a secluded water sport playground near Batemans Bay, just waiting to be explored. With 9km of river frontage, steep forested hills, tree-lined foreshores with mangroves, and rare patches of saltmarsh, there are plenty of beautiful locations to discover.

Looking out over the entire bay, Holmes lookout is a must-see. Pack a picnic and admire the spectacular views while you orientate yourself for the adventure that awaits below. Drive through the forest and try your luck fishing in the river or find a secluded spot to enjoy a good book and watch the world go by. Hire a canoe or kayak, or launch your own, and set off to explore the mighty Clyde River.

With so much to see and do, why not stay overnight? Get back-to-basics and enjoy remote riverside camping at Red Gum and Beach campground.

Highlights in this park

  • Beach campground grass, Clyde River National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd.

    Beach campground

    After a day paddling and fishing on the beautiful waterways of Clyde River, pull up your kayak at Beach campground and recharge in this tranquil river...

  • Holmes lookout view, Clyde River National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd.

    Holmes lookout

    Get a wonderful bird’s-eye view of Clyde River and scenic views of the district at Holmes lookout, a popular picnic spot that’s perfect for a birdwatc...

  • Red Gum campground bike, Clyde River National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd.

    Red Gum campground

    Escape the crowds for picnicking, fishing, and swimming in this peaceful riverside campground. Camp overnight and you’ll find yourself paddling in tra...


Get Wild About Whales in Batemans Bay

National parks around Batemans Bay have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

Pretty Beach, Murramarang National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


  • in the South Coast region
  • Clyde River National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Ulladulla
      (02) 4454 9500
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
    • Blackburn Industrial Estate, Lot 9 Coller Road, Ulladulla NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4455 1850
    • Nowra
      (02) 4423 2170
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 55 Graham Street, Nowra NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4422 7041
See more visitor info
Clyde River hero, Clyde River National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd.