South Coast - Nature and Produce
- How to get there: Drive along a touring route, travel to Nowra by train or fly to Moruya or Merimbula from Sydney
- Distance: Shellharbour is 111km south of Sydney. The Shellharbour to Eden route is 370km.
- Duration: Spend five days and nights on the Nature and Produce itinerary, experiencing gorgeous local fare along the pristine South Coast.
South Coast - Nature and Produce
DAY 1: SHELLHARBOUR
Begin your adventure with a spectacular bike ride with South Coast Bike Hire along Shellharbour’s extensive scenic coastal and lakeside cycleways. This area is renowned for its spectacular coastline, and bikes can be picked up from a prearranged location. Enjoy a walk around Bass Point Reserve and view the Aboriginal Cultural Walk explaining the fascinating history of this area. Shellharbour is also home to the protected aquatic reserve of Bushranger’s Bay at Bass Point. Visit the Shellharbour Scuba Centre to arrange your snorkeling or diving gear and get a closer look at the magnificent marine life, including wonderful sea urchins and the weedy sea dragons.
DAY 2: KIAMA
Start your morning off with a healthy breakfast at Penny Whistlers overlooking Kiama Harbour. Take a short drive inland, heading past the historic Jamberoo Pub on your way to the Minnamurra Rainforest for a brush with nature. Catch a glimpse of lyrebirds, water dragons rock wallabies and more as you make your way up to the waterfalls or transverse the boardwalk. Back in Kiama, stop at the Kabari Bar for a late lunch before heading across to Coronation Park at Surf Beach to enjoy browsing the fresh, local produce on display at the Kiama Farmers’ Market every Wednesday from 2–5pm.
DAY 3: SHOALHAVEN
Today is about savouring local flavour. Visit Greenwell Point, a stunning waterside village famous for its seafood. Make sure you enjoy the incredible oysters with local legend Jim Wild. Further south you will find Milton’s hatted restaurant, St Isidore, a location to enjoy delicious local produce in lush garden surrounds. Or take a scenic 45 minute drive south for a relaxed picnic on the beautiful Pretty to Pebbly Beach walking track. The gorgeous coastal walk will delight you with many friendly kangaroos around the lovely picnic areas.
DAY 4: EUROBODALLA
Eurobodalla is known for amazing waterways and produce. Discover pristine estuaries and more on a fishing charter along Bateman's Bay and the Eurobodalla coast. Visit Bateman’s Bay to enjoy deliciously fresh Wray Street Oysters on the banks of the Clyde River or head to the shores of Lake Corunna to the Tilba Valley Winery. Here, you can sip locally made wines and marvel at the beautiful views from the foothills of Mount Gulaga.
DAY 5: SAPPHIRE COAST
Less than 20 minutes' drive down the coast you will find one of NSW most iconic coastlines. Explore by visiting Camel Rock Beach and walk via famous Horsehead Rock to Murunna Point, where the biggest lake in NSW opens to the sea. This is a 1.5km return walk. The Wharf Local at Tathra Wharf has tasty produce, art and amazing elevated views and is a great spot for whale watching. Head a little further south to Wheelers Seafood Restaurant, where you can discover the freshest seafood in New South Wales and dine-in, buy it fresh or take it away.
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