It's easy to see why the vibrant town of Bateman's Bay is such a popular choice with residents and tourists.
Attracting a wide range of people, from artists to fishermen, the town has so much to offer, including excellent transport links to Canberra, 150km away. In fact, being the closest seaside town to Canberra, it's the holiday location of choice for residents of Australia's national capital.
Always popular with retirees, the area is now attracting young families, seeking affordable housing and a relaxed beachside lifestyle.
Local industries include oyster farming, forestry, eco-tourism and retail.