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.
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.