The picturesque historic village of Nelligen lies in one of the sweeping bends of the majestic Clyde River. The soothing tranquillity of the river is matched by the silence of the surrounding forest.
One of the best ways to arrive at Nelligen is by the Merinda, which departs from Batemans Bay and allows passengers time to explore the once popular shipping port. In a bygone era Nelligen bustled with small ships that collected logs bound for Old Sydney Town. The scene of bushranger folklore, the Clarke gang was strapped to the ‘big old tree’ down near the wharf. These days it is a quaint village with only a stump left of this famous landmark but remnants of its past glory can be seen in the stunning Gothic styled church now a residence, the Steampacket Hotel; still a great watering hole for weary travellers and old houses now Bed and Breakfast’s.