Perhaps the most important characteristic contributing to the uniqueness of South Durras is the coastal reserve “buffer” separating the village and coastline, providing a natural interface between the two. During the Great Depression, people camped on the sand dunes adjacent to this buffer, which were later established as a council camping area – now known as “Lakesea Park”.
The park is ideally situated on the peninsula at the confluence of the pristine waters of Durras Lake and the Tasman Sea, hence the appropriate name of “Lakesea”. A camp ground and caravan park has now been in operation at this location for approximately 60 years. Covering 16 acres and providing a unique natural setting with an excellent cover of shade trees throughout, the park boasts a diverse variety of native flora and fauna that have made the park and its surrounding environment their home.
Today, the Eurobodalla “Land of many waters” Region is famous for its magnificent beaches, stunning mountains, National Parks and famous estuaries making South Durras an ideal holiday destination with Durras Lake recently being declared the most pristine coastal lake system in New South Wales. The superb location of Lakesea Park provides an abundance of opportunities for visitors to undertake activities, both passive and active, on the beaches and lake, in the National Park, and in the nearby centre of Batemans Bay and its outlying areas.