The Eucalypt Trail is located 14 kilometres north of Batemans Bay on the eastern side of the Princes Highway, in the Kioloa Rest area. An easy 500 metre loop, the Eucalypt Trail is designed to assist visitors to identify 11 different species of eucalypt trees using common and botanical names, flowers and fruits. The 11 eucalypt species to be found include: the Blackbutt, Sydney Blue Gum, Grey Ironbark, Monkey Gum, Rough Barked Apple, Sydney Peppermint, Red Bloodwood, Woollybutt, White Stringybark, Spotted Gum and Bangalay. The rest area incorporates public amenities, barbecues and picnic tables so visitors can take a short rest stop for lunch, following their fun filled Eucalypt Trail adventure.
Pebbly Beach is already known widely as the home of the "surfing kangaroos" (a myth arising from a photograph of a kangaroo in the low surf - probably chased there by a dog). Although they will not be surfing when you visit, you will find a large resident kangaroo population at Pebbly quite happy to be patted or to pose for a photograph. The Pebbly Beach turn-off is about 10 kilometres south of Termeil and it is about eight kilometres over a gravel road to Pebbly itself. Pebbly Beach is a popular camping area with great surfing beach and bush walks within the park. Banksias, coastal rosemary and lomandra grow on the exposed headlands buffeted by salty sea winds. Look out for sea eagles soaring above, sooty oystercatchers along the shore and dolphins riding the waves out to sea.
Grace Paleg is a well known and prolific artist of 45 years experience who has exhibited regularly and successfully in many major shows and galleries. Grace studied Graphic Design at Swinburne in Victoria and life drawing and portraiture at East Sydney Tech. Studies followed with the late Lesley Sinclair and David Moore at Montsalvat and Allan Martin at his studio in Eltham. Grace's earlier work consists of over 300 commissioned portraits and in the past years she has diversified in subject matter to Life Drawing, Landscape and Still Life. Grace has tutored for 17 years and is an invitation judge and demonstrator for many shows and art societies. Grace continues to teach regularly interstate and at the Grace Paleg Fine Art Studio Gallery in Batemans Bay, New South Wales, where her works featuring pastels, landscapes, portraits and life drawings are displayed. The studio is open by appointment at any time.