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Couple paddle boarding in Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven
Cupitts Winery, Ulladulla, South Coast

South Coast

  • Sea Cliff Bridge, Grand Pacific Drive
  • Pebbly beach, South Coast


Experience Natural Wonder

The NSW South Coast is a beautiful, rolling seaboard of spectacular coastline and breathtaking scenery. The crystal-clear waters, quiet beaches and stunning national parks make the South Coast an ideal place of escape. Make the most of this unique region through adventure and family activities such as bushwalking, fishing, diving and canoeing. Or simply spend your day relaxing at the beach with family and friends.

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South Coast

Stretching over 600km, from The Royal National Park just south of Sydney all the way to the Sapphire Coast in the state’s south, there's plenty to explore and discover on the NSW South Coast. There are more than 30 national parks, and marine and nature reserves spread between the coast and the hinterland. Explore relaxed towns and villages nearby at your leisure, or discover tranquil picnic spots and diverse native wildlife around the national parks.

The region includes Wollongong and surrounds, the Kiama area (including Gerringong and Gerroa), the Shoalhaven towns of Jervis Bay, Nowra,Mollymook and Ulladulla, the Eurobodalla towns of Batemans Bay, Moruya and Mogo. The southernmost towns of Bega, Merimbula, Pambula, Eden and Tathraare on the Sapphire Coast.

Check out the Light to Light Walk in Ben Boyd National Park, which has spectacular headlands, beaches, and bountiful wildlife ranging from eastern grey kangaroos to echidnas to white-bellied sea eagles. Take in stunning scenery and coastal views along the Kiama Coast Walk, or, just fifteen minutes’ drive from Kiama, past the pretty village of Jamberoo, you can immerse yourself in the serenity of Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park with its excellent walks and pretty waterfalls.

See sleek fur seals in the wild at Montague Island, just off the coast of Narooma. Camp by the beachside in Shoalhaven or go surfing in Shellharbour. Explore Jervis Bay National Park, which is famous for its beautiful beaches, camping and picnic spots and colourful birdlife. Make sure you follow the White Sands Walk from Greenfield Beach to Hyams Beach, a highlight of any visit to Jervis Bay.


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Download the official South Coast App

Plan things to do in the South Coast, decide which restaurants to eat at, book places to stay in and find tours of the South Coast to go on. Included features & functions:

  • Up-to-date events listings
  • Easy to use Mobile booking system
  • My Favourites and My Itinerary
  • Current weather
  • Currency converter
  • Services and facilities maps

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Local areas

  • Batemans Bay & Eurobodalla A stunning coastline of beaches, river estuaries and craggy headlands make Eurobodalla an ideal holiday destination.
  • Jervis Bay & Shoalhaven The Shoalhaven is a majestic stretch of coastline endowed with beaches and natural attractions.
  • Kiama Area Set amongst green rolling hills and pristine beaches, the area's rural charm has been retained by farmland and a network of country and coastal towns.
  • Merimbula & Sapphire Coast The allure of the Sapphire Coast is in its sparkling beaches, bays, lakes, cliffs, caves and national parks,€“ all accessible via excellent walking tracks and coastal drives.
  • Shellharbour Area Located between the ocean and the dramatic Illawarra escarpment, Shellharbour boasts dazzling beaches, parks and reserves, as well as the serene Lake Illawarra.
  • Wollongong & Surrounds The small coastal villages around Wollongong have excellent surfing beaches, cafes and parks.

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