South Coast


Experience Natural Wonder

The NSW South Coast is a beautiful, rolling seaboard of unspoilt coastline and breathtaking scenery. The clear waters, quiet beaches and stunning national parks make this region an ideal place for adventure and family activities such as bushwalking, swimming, surfing, rockclimbing or canoeing. Or simply spend your day relaxing at the beach with family and friends.

  • Sea Cliff Bridge, Grand Pacific Drive
  • Surfing, South Coast

Discover the NSW South Coast

The NSW South Coast stretches over 600km from the The Royal National Park, south of Sydney, to the exquisite Sapphire Coast in the state's south. Explore towns and villages, enjoy an adventure around the nature and marine reserves, or relax on the beach. There are more than thirty National Parks to enjoy across the coast and the hinterland. 

Just two hours south of Sydney, Kiama is a classic seaside town with great beaches surrounded by pastures and forests. Enjoy the stunning scenery and coastal views by following the beautiful Kiama Coast Walk. This spectacular 22km trail weaves past headlands, rivers and beaches, taking in Blowhole Point. Kiama’s golf courses are also known for unrivaled views of the region. 

From Kiama, head inland to immerse yourself in the serenity of Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park. Home to excellent walks and enchanting waterfalls, the Minnamurra Rainforest is a 15 minute drive from Kiama, past the picturesque Jamberoo.

Sunrise over Saltwater Creek Bay. Image credit: National Parks and Ingo Oeland

Camp near the white sandy beaches of the Shoalhaven, visit one of its famous surf beaches, or choose from a range of pet-friendly accommodation. Explore the wonderful region bordered by mountains and green hinterland by taking a inland trip to the charming country towns of Berry, Milton, or Kangaroo Valley

Jervis Bay National Park is well known for its beautiful beaches, towering cliffs and lush national parkland. Make the most of the white sand and pristine blue wayers by kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and fishing.

Go snorkelling or ride a beach segway around the verdant and unspolit coastline of Shellharbour. This is a great wat to explore the beautiful beaches where you can swim, surf and snorkel. Or bring nature right to your doorstep by following the White Sands Walk around Jervis Bay. You can also enjoy the brillant birdlife around the great camping and picnic spots. 

Montague Island, near Narooma

Continue south and watch sleek fur seals play in the wild at Montague Island, just off the coast of Narooma. Try fishing for mulloway, whiting and bream in the pristine estuaries of the Eurobodalla. Wander through the growers’ markets, an integral part of the region’s hinterland villages.

Visit Ben Boyd National Park, located just south of Eden near the Victorian border. The epic Light to Light walk winds 31km past spectacular headlands and beaches, and offers the opportunity to spot whales, eastern grey kangaroos, echidnas and white-bellied sea eagles.

The coastal walks along the Sapphire Coast also make great viewpoints for whale watching during winter and spring.

Enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the NSW South Coast with Stayz

Discover pristine beaches and coastal walks, bountiful local food markets, idyllic fishing estuaries and golfing greens, adventures from snorkelling and surfing to beach segway riding and whale watching - or head inland to tour the charming villages and rolling green hills.

Whether you are looking for adventure or leisure, the NSW South Coast offers you an unrivalled getaway.

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Local areas

  • Batemans Bay & Eurobodalla A stunning coastline of beaches, river estuaries and craggy headlands make Eurobodalla an ideal holiday destination.
  • Jervis Bay & Shoalhaven The Shoalhaven is a majestic stretch of coastline endowed with beaches and natural attractions.
  • Kiama Area Set amongst green rolling hills and pristine beaches, the area's rural charm has been retained by farmland and a network of country and coastal towns.
  • Merimbula & Sapphire Coast The allure of the Sapphire Coast is in its sparkling beaches, bays, lakes, cliffs, caves and national parks,€“ all accessible via excellent walking tracks and coastal drives.
  • Shellharbour Area Located between the ocean and the dramatic Illawarra escarpment, Shellharbour boasts dazzling beaches, parks and reserves, as well as the serene Lake Illawarra.
  • Wollongong & Surrounds The small coastal villages around Wollongong have excellent surfing beaches, cafes and parks.

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