Jervis Bay & Shoalhaven


Discover playful dolphins, breathtaking coastal walks, pet-friendly beaches, superb surf, beachside camping and rock-climbing adventures in the splendid Shoalhaven, an ideal getaway. Tour charming villages and rolling green hills and taste the fabulous food and wine of this beautiful region of NSW.

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Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven Area

From the majestic coastline to the green hinterland, the Shoalhaven region of NSW is a popular holiday destination with magnificent beaches, spectacular national parks and memorable animal encounters. Relax on fine white sands, enjoy water sports and savour delectable food and wine.

You’ll find many more wonderful things to do and see, including bushwalking to spectacular coastal lookouts. Join a range of tours for dolphin and whale watching, kayaking, fishing and horseriding. Try rock climbing with Climb Nowra and Outdoor Raw and diving and snorkelling with Crest Diving.

Boat moored in Bittangabee Bay, Ben Boyd National Park. Image credit: John Spencer, National Parks

This marvellous area of the NSW South Coast includes many beautiful beaches, superb surf and delightful picnic spots. Seven Mile Beach is popular at Shoalhaven Heads. Jervis Bay has some of the whitest sands in the world and you can meet friendly kangaroos at Pebbly Beach, near Bawley Point.

The Shoalhaven River, which flows through Nowra, and the Kangaroo River in Kangaroo Valley are popular areas for kayaking and other adventure activities. Water sports are popular at Callala Bay, Huskisson and Vincentia in Jervis Bay, as well as St Georges Basin, Sussex Inlet and Lake Conjola.

Discover great fishing locations, as well. Taste freshly shucked oysters from Australia’s Oyster Coast and savour locally caught seafood at a delicious selection of restaurants. You’ll be delighted with the local cheeses and gourmet treats, and visit the cellar doors of the Shoalhaven Coast wine region.

The hinterland is inspiring, with charming towns, enticing shops and cafes, and rejuvenating day spas. Explore the hinterland favourites of Berry, Kangaroo Valley and Milton, near Cupitt’s Winery and Brewery. Milton is also close to the enchanting seaside towns of Mollymook and Ulladulla.

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