Sussex Inlet

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Sussex Inlet is a quiet but spirited holiday town with excellent water sports facilities. It’s set on a waterway between St Georges Basin and the sea.

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  • Booderee National Park

About Sussex Inlet

Set on the west bank of the Sussex Inlet waterway, which connects Wreck Bay to St George’s Basin, the town of Sussex Inlet is located just 45 km south of Nowra. Much of the town is built around a system of tidal canals, offering water panoramas and easy access for boating enthusiasts.

There are ocean beaches just to the south and the broad expanse of St George's Basin to the north, while Jervis Bay is just a few kilometres away. Each of these is a scenic sensation, and the proximity of these varied seascapes gives residents and visitors to Sussex Inlet a great range of leisure options, from learning to surf to kayaking, canoeing, fishing and prawning and even dropping a line in the serene waters of Berrara Creek.

At its southern end, Jervis Bay is enclosed by Booderee National Park, a pristine coastal wilderness. From Wreck Bay village on Summercloud Bay in the park's south, a walking trail circles the peninsula to St Georges Head, passing a succession of quiet beaches, cliffs and forests. You can also learn about local Aboriginal culture through Booderee's Aboriginal interpretive program and visit the only Aboriginal owned botanic gardens in Australia, the Booderee Botanic Gardens.

The nearby Conjola National Park has forests surrounding beautiful lakes and estuaries, and large areas of woodland and heath which become a mass of wildflowers in spring. The park is ideal for walking, birdwatching, swimming, fishing and canoeing. Don’t miss the flowered heathlands of Heath Circuit.

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