Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven
From the sublime coastline to the emerald hinterland, the Shoalhaven region of NSW is a lovely holiday destination. Enjoy magnificent beaches, spectacular national parks and memorable animal encounters, from kangaroos on the beach to dolphins and whales in the crystal-blue of Jervis Bay.
You can relax on incredible white sands in Jervis Bay, home to bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, little penguins and sea dragons. There are great surfing spots along the coast, too. And the bushwalking is wonderful, with breathtaking vistas on walking trails along the coastline and in the escarpment.
You’ll find many more extraordinary things to do and see, including scenic drives to enchanting attractions such as wineries, waterfalls, antique stores and a famous donut shop. For coastal adventure, join tours for dolphin and whale watching, kayaking and fishing, and diving and surfing.
From Shoalhaven Heads in the north to Bawley Point in the south, this marvellous region of the South Coast is within easy reach from Sydney and Canberra. The White Sands Walk in Jervis Bay is across some of the whitest sand in the world. Meet wild kangaroos at Pebbly Beach, near Bawley Point.
The Shoalhaven River, which flows through Nowra, and the Kangaroo River in Kangaroo Valley are popular areas for kayaking and other adventure activities. Water sports are popular at Callala Bay, Huskisson and Vincentia in Jervis Bay, as well as St Georges Basin, Sussex Inlet and Lake Conjola.
The food and wine experiences are delicious. Taste freshly shucked oysters from Australia’s Oyster Coast. You can savour locally caught seafood at fine restaurants. You’ll be delighted with the locally made cheeses and gourmet treats, and the Shoalhaven Coast wine region’s vineyards and cellar doors, including:
- Two Figs and Silos Estate, near Berry
- Yarrawa Estate, in upper Kangaroo Valley
- Coolangatta Estate and Mountain Ridge, near Shoalhaven Heads
- Camberwarra Estate, near Nowra
- Cupitt’s, between Milton and Ulladulla
- Bawley Vale Estate, near Bawley Point
The hinterland is inspiring, with charming towns, shops and cafes, and rejuvenating day spas. Explore the inland favourites of Berry, Kangaroo Valley and Milton, a great base for climbing nearby Pigeon House Mountain. Milton is also close to the enchanting seaside towns of Mollymook and Ulladulla.