South Coast - A Taste of Luxury

On the South Coast, you’ll find plenty of ways to discover your own piece of luxury. Start exploring the stunning scenery from above on a seaplane adventure, in a biplane or on a rainforest canopy walk; play golf or go whale watching.  Then relax over sumptuous paddock-to-plate experiences of  local abalone, oysters and lobsters before snuggling up in five-star luxury at night.

Fast Facts

  • 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 Luxury itinerary, enjoying exclusive experiences on the beautiful South Coast. 
Sea Plane, Eurobodalla

5 Day Itinerary

DAY 1: SHELLHARBOUR

Distance: 111km south of Sydney

Start your South Coast adventure in the air by taking a scenic flight from the Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park. Experiencing the region’s stunning coastline and hinterland from Southern Biplane Adventures' open cockpit biplane is simply exhilarating.  With your feet firmly back on the ground, tee off at stunning Calderwood Valley Golf Course with breathtaking surrounds and the rugged Illawarra escarpment as a backdrop.  Each of the 18 holes has its own unique features, combining clear creeks and stunning scenery. Then enjoy a traditional high tea and a luxurious overnight stay at Ravensthorpe Guesthouse and Restaurant.

DAY 2: KIAMA

Distance:  Shellharbour to Kiama 17km

Start your morning teeing off at Gerringong Golf Course where green fairways are side by side with the ocean. If you are lucky you may even see whales or dolphins! Continue on to Crooked River Wines and indulge in wine and beer tasting before settling in for some local cuisine in their restaurant Oak Room Eleven overlooking the vines.  From here head towards Jamberoo and relax in front of the fire at the historic Terragong 1858 Country House Bed & Breakfast for an experience unsurpassed in the region for luxury and exclusivity.

DAY 3: SHOALHAVEN

Distance:  Kiama to Shoalhaven 49km

The food fun continues with another optional cooking session in a delightful setting. Learn how to recreate the flavours of the Mediterranean at Flavours of the Valley which sources ingredients from its own farm in Kangaroo Valley. Perhaps you’d prefer to chill out on the deck of a luxury yacht meandering around the waterways of Jervis Bay with seals, dolphins, penguins and even whales for company. Spend the night in style with dinner at Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant in Mollymook before settling in to your luxury suite. Bannister's is also home to the luxurious Bannisters Day Spa.

DAY 4: EUROBODALLA

Distance:  Shoalhaven to Eurobodalla 106km

A day of action and adventure awaits! Join Region X for one of their marine and nature-based tours which includes a glass-bottom kayak tour. Or head back into the skies over a different part of the South Coast on a scenic flight with South Coast Seaplanes; if it’s whale-watching season you may be lucky enough to see these gentle giants as they travel along the coast. Montague Island is another prime spot for whale watching. You can also swim with seals here and see wildlife at Montague Island Nature Reserve, just off the coast of Narooma

DAY 5: SAPPHIRE COAST

Distance:  Eurobodalla to Sapphire Coast 130km

Today’s itinerary suggestions focus on the beautiful waterways of this region. Travel through pristine nature at your own pace in an exclusive group kayak tour with Kiah Wilderness Tours. Lunch is included in longer tours, chef-prepared from local produce. You can also meet migrating whales with the state’s longest running operators Cat Balou Cruises. Spend a relaxing evening dining at Bettena’s Brasseries, at the historic Seahorse Inn, at Boydtown and Ben Boyd National Park.
 
Terragong 1858

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