With its blend of coastal beauty and rural riverside tranquillity, Moruya makes a wonderful weekend getaway destination. Where should you stay for a laid-back yet upbeat escape? Boasting relaxation by day and a rocking atmosphere at night, Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel has all moods covered.

What can I expect with a stay at Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel?

Teetering on the serene banks of the Moruya River, the Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel emerges as a hidden NSW gem. Beyond its unassuming retro facade lies a family-run retreat that’s being lovingly brought into the 21st-century.

Delightfully unpretentious, with a focus on the great outdoors, Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel is all about the lazy afternoons in the beer garden as you perch on the riverbank with a brew in hand. The vibe picks up weekly after dark as local acts jam and DJs spin during sunset sessions. A real music-lovers destination, the hotel hosts the Moruya Blues & Roots Festival each March.

What are Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel’s facilities like?

Some rooms have been recently upgraded, while a handful still retain a somewhat dated charm. That said, all are clean, comfy and ideal for you and the family to rest your heads after a day out a nearby Shelly Beach. If you can, book a riverfront room with unbeatable views.

You can choose to dine on the riverbank, in the open bar and lounge area or in the cosy bistro dining room. The menu includes classic pub favourites, from burgers and steaks to ribs and nachos. Moruya Waterfront presents a host of excellent premium beers on tap, signature cocktails and Aussie origin-only wines.

What else is there to see and do around Moruya?

Moruya is all about a languid way of living. Riverside setting aside, this sleepy spot is the gateway to numerous pretty beaches, and the town itself has a compelling pioneer past.

For a day on the sands head to Moruya Heads or Shelly Beach which are both perfect for kids. Bengello Beach is a big draw for surfers on the north side of the river. Take a scenic amble along the cliffs for panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean.

Delve into the region’s rich history at the Moruya Museum housed in a historic courthouse before chowing down on a Capricosa at Church Street Pizzeria. Then, pick up the scenic cycleway from Russ Martin Park on the southern shores of the Moruya River to the hospital upstream.

Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel at a glance

  • Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel, 1-5 Princes Hwy, Moruya NSW 2537.
  • Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel is 173km and two hours’ drive from Canberra.
  • Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel offers rooms accommodating between two and six guests.
  • It hosts weekly live music sessions and the annual Moruya Blues & Roots Festival.

Who is Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel good for?

Families, couples, friends.

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36-38 Vulcan St,
Moruya 2537 NSW