St Georges Basin


A day on the water

St George’s Basin is an inland sea, and its calm clear waters are a haven for water-based activities like boating, fishing and sailing, as well as kayaking and canoeing. You can also explore the nearby rivers and inlets, or spend the day splashing in the waves of Jervis Bay.

  • Booderee National Park, Shoalhaven
  • Rockpools at Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay

About St Georges Basin

The town of St Georges Basin is set on the estuary of the same name, a tree-lined waterway ringed by villages and forests. A large, shallow lagoon with outstanding boating and fishing, it’s located around 25 km south of Nowra and just 20 minutes’ drive from Jervis Bay, making it the ideal place for a holiday.

St George’s Basin is the largest town on the lake. This peaceful spot is perfect for the whole family to enjoy sailing, swimming, water-skiing, kayaking and snorkelling. Across the water is the town of Sussex Inlet, a quiet holiday town built around a system of tidal canals. And nearby in Basin View, explore Wandandian Creek by kayak or canoe, a peaceful waterway that branches in three directions and also boasts a picturesque picnic area.

Bushwalks are another popular activity around St Georges Basin. Try the scenic Basin Walk, a 40 minute trail that follows the shoreline from Palm Beach Reserve to Paradise Beach Reserve. The Anabranch Loop weaves through the spotted gum forests and the wetlands of Corramy Regional Park offer a nice and easy walk. Nearby, the Delta Track is a gentle walk that curves around Wandandian Creek.

The towns on the fringes of the broad St Georges Basin waterway make an ideal base for anyone who enjoys boating and fishing. With easy access to the sheltered waters and beaches of the Jervis Bay Marine Park, including Hyams Beach, Green Patch and Murrays Beach, with its pristine clear waters and stunning white sands, as well as the ocean beaches further south.

  • Booderee National Park, St Georges Basin


    Visit Boyd Lookout which offers spectacular views of Lake Conjola and the glittering beaches of the NSW South Coast. Corramy Regional Park contains several species of threatened trees and endangered birds like the glossy black cockatoo.

  • Booderee National Park, St Georges Basin

    Booderee National Park

    Learn about Koori culture and traditional foods through Booderee Aboriginal interpretive program. Enjoy a wide range of bushwalks, surf at Cave Beach or swim amongst the schools of fish in the tranquil waters of Green Patch beach.

  • Crystal Waters, St Georges Basin


    St Georges Basin has accommodation to suit travellers with a wide range of tastes and budgets. Whether you're looking for a hotel, a cosy bed and breakfast, or a self contained unit, you have plenty of options in St Georges Basin.


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