Jervis Bay & Shoalhaven

Highlights

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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  • Bawley Point Bawley Point is popular with surfers looking for the best waves along the coast.
  • Berry Berry is a rustic and sophisticated village surrounded by rich dairy country below the coastal escarpment.
  • Callala Bay Sitting at the northern end of Jervis Bay, best known for its stunning beaches, safe bay swimming and resident dolphins.
  • Culburra Beach You'll discover your own piece of beachside heaven at Culburra. Surf, swim, fish or wander along long sandy stretches.
  • Currarong Currarong’s spectacular coastal setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean makes it a popular holiday spot at any time of the year.
  • Huskisson Wrapped around the vast blue playground of Jervis Bay Marine Park, Huskisson offers pristine beaches and great swimming, fishing, diving, snorkelling and sailing.
  • Hyams Beach A popular holiday spot on the South Coast that has the whitest sand in the world.
  • Jervis Bay Jervis Bay offers a pristine coastal wilderness and is a great location for whale watching, camping, fishing and boating.
  • Kangaroo Valley A National Trust-listed village that's nestled between mountains.
  • Lake Conjola A deep coastal lake regularly open to the sea which provides a wonderful playground for fishing and boating enthusiasts.
  • Milton Milton is a historic agricultural town close to magnificent beaches.
  • Mollymook This quiet, leisurely town is set on hills rising from the coast into pastureland. Mollymook Beach is one of the South Coast's most popular beaches.
  • Nowra Nowra is an historic city and the commercial heart of the Shoalhaven. It’s on the Shoalhaven River close to beaches and national parks.
  • Shoalhaven Heads A tranquil beach resort town in an idyllic location where the Shoalhaven River flows into the ocean.
  • St Georges Basin St Georges Basin is a large, shallow lagoon with outstanding boating and fishing.
  • Sussex Inlet A quiet but spirited holiday town with excellent water sports facilities.
  • Ulladulla A great base for exploring local natural attractions such as Morton National Park, Lake Conjola and Lake Burrill.
  • Vincentia Vincentia is home to many of Jervis Bay's most beautiful and accessible beaches.