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Shoalhaven, NSW

Shoalhaven is 160 kilometres south of Sydney and stretches for a further 160 kilometres ‘as the crow flies’. It takes in the coast, the fertile plains, the rugged mountain escarpment and the panoramic views of the eastern seaboard. Within the City there are over 300,000 hectares of National Parks and State Forests, there are rivers, coastal lakes, estuaries and many miles of navigable waterways. Here the holidaymaker, seeking to recharge the batteries can choose almost any holiday style from relaxation to adventure unlimited.

Stretching from Berry in the north to Durras in the south, the Shoalhaven offers everything. Keen surfers, divers, swimmers, sailors or sailboarders can choose any of the 109 beaches in the City. One of these, Hyams Beach, boasts the whitest sand in the world. Shoalhaven Heads is situated at the mouth of the Shoalhaven River

Nowra is the main centre of the Shoalhaven area and offers a full range of shopping and business. Jervis Bay is a magnificent waterway and is ideal for all water sports including swimming, diving, water skiing and sailing. It is home to four pods (families) of dolphins that love to frolic and show off to visitors.

Ulladulla in the south is the main focal points for beach fun and sports. It has a picturesque harbour, which is home to the Ulladulla fishing fleet. The outstanding surf beaches of nearby Mollymook are usually host to at least one State or National Surf Life Saving Championship per year. Nearby Milton boasts its historic charm and the annual Scarecrow Festival.

For a change of scene, the unique terrain of the nearby mountains offers adventure for bushwalkers and canoeists. Just a short drive inland, sitting like a mountain pocket is the beautiful Kangaroo Valley. Bushwalking is a popular activity in the Shoalhaven. Alternatively, if quiet relaxation is your perfect holiday, throw in a line at one of the hundreds of fishing spots such as Sussex Inlet, explore the many historic landmarks that dot the Shoalhaven, or wander around the dozens of craft and antique shops.

To tempt the tastebuds there are restaurants and cafes, which boast a smorgasbord of the fresh produce from the Shoalhaven. Visit the many wineries with award winning wines or taste succulent oysters from Greenwell Point, lobsters from Currarong or fresh fish from Ulladulla – just some of the seafood harvest that abounds in the Shoalhaven.

Alternatively, dinner for two at one of the Shoalhaven’s many fine restaurants may be what takes your fancy. We have a full range of cuisines from traditional Australian to all international specialities.


  • Beach

Popular Activities

  • Beach
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Winery

About Shoalhaven

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