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Jervis Bay & Shoalhaven

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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is a truly unique destination that offers visitors plenty of things to do. Beach or bush walks, deserted white sand beaches, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and fishing to name just a few. Complimented by a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs and a myriad of accommodation offerings, Jervis Bay is an ideal location for your next getaway. 

Must Do

Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven Area

The Shoalhaven region is a majestic stretch of coastline bordered by the mountains and 109 magnificent beaches, and includes 49 towns and villages.  

Jervis Bay, Mollymook, Nowra and Ulladulla are among the region's coastal destinations while Berry, Kangaroo Valley and Milton are some of the hinterland favourites, best explored on foot. These historic country villages have great cafes and restaurants, as well as antique shops, galleries, and local museums to explore.

Explore the many lakes and inlets, great surf beaches, excellent tidal and beach fishing, boating and watersports. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy bushwalks with an abundance of native flora and fauna to discover.

Taste the range of fresh produce farmed and harvested locally inculding seafood, market garden produce, dairy, coffee and olive oil. The region features 20 vineyards and 11 cellar doors, and offers wine tasting tours for weekenders.

Australia's Oyster Coast Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven Coastal Camping

Set up a tent on the beaches of the Shoalhaven or park your caravan near the shorelines to enjoy a camping experience unlike any other. Fall asleep under the stars and wake up in the morning to unrivalled views of the South Coast seashore.

Shoalhaven Beaches

Shoalhaven Beaches

Shoalhaven beaches are simply spectacular. Go surfing, swimming or fishing at ocean beaches such as Bawley Point, Culburra, CurrarongHyams Beach and Mollymook. Jervis Bay is a marine park and a national park: explore on foot or in the crystal clear waters. 

Whale watching in Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven Whale Watching

The Shoalhaven offers fantastic vantage points for whale watching during the annual migration along the NSW coast between May and November. Enjoy great views from the Cape St George Lighthouse or look on from the cliffs at Point Perpendicular Lighthouse.

Local areas

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jervis Bay Jervis Bay offers a pristine coastal wilderness and is a great location for whale watching, camping, fishing and boating.
  • Kangaroo Valley Kangaroo Valley is a National Trust-listed village with a backdrop of rainforest greens, picturesque mountains, rolling pastures, lush valleys, and the Kangaroo River.
  • 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.
  • Callala Bay Sitting at the northern end of Jervis Bay, best known for its stunning beaches, safe bay swimming and resident dolphins.
  • Hyams Beach A popular holiday spot on the South Coast that has the whitest sand in the world.
  • Lake Conjola A deep coastal lake regularly open to the sea which provides a wonderful playground for fishing and boating enthusiasts.

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