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South Coast Drive, NSW

Discover the South Coast…

Dreaming of a leisurely drive stopping at historic fishing ports to sample local oysters and seafood, to swim from white sandy beaches and walk through national parks with stunning ocean views?

The South Coast road between Sydney and Melbourne is just perfect for you if you aren’t in a hurry and have time to stop and explore, enjoy the beaches and turn off to discover little country towns inland. Places like Kiama, Bateman’s Bay, Eden, Ulladulla, Narooma, Bermagui and Tathra are some of the better known areas for seafood including lobsters, prawns and oysters and fishing is possible almost everywhere from the South Coast’s rocks and rivers, lakes, jetties, beaches as well as off-shore.

Whale watching is available from Eden and many other ports and the waters of the South Coast are particularly rich in marine life. One of the many treasures of the area is little Montague Island, home to a colony of fairy penguins, fur seals and many varieties of sea birds.

Historic towns to visit include Central Tilba and Cobargo and there are many museums and galleries up and down the coast including the Naval aviation Museum at Nowra and Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon with a stunning collection of paintings. Don’t forget that, as well as its delicious seafood, the South Coast is known for its fresh produce available in cafes and restaurants from Wollongong to Eden. Some of the tempting detours along the way include the country town of Berry, the beautiful Kangaroo Valley and Jervis Bay.



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Popular Activities

  • Swimming
  • Surfing
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  • Scenic Views
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About South Coast Drive

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains