Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven

Fire Emergency Information

Emergency warnings are in place for areas in Shoalhaven, NSW. Those planning to visit any of these areas should check the latest information and advice on the NSW Rural Fire Service website before they travel, and ensure if they are already staying in a bushfire-affected region to follow directions from the NSW Rural Fire Service. 

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.

Family enjoying a day of exploring at Caves Beach in Jervis Bay

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.

people kayaking at Murrays Beach in Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay

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:

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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Circus Oz: Model Citizens

    Friday 24 August 2018 to Saturday 25 August 2018 , Nowra

    Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre 2018 Season Celebrating their 40th year, Circus Oz explodes back on stage, audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia in their latest high octane circus show Model Citizens, the first creation for t…

    24 Aug - 25 Aug
  2. Cupitt's Growers Market

    Saturday 25 August 2018 to Saturday 29 June 2019 , Ulladulla

    Cupitt’s Winery hosts a monthly local produce market on the last Saturday of the month, with delicious home grown fruit, vegetables and and other produce available. Come along and buy fresh local produce, and why not combine your visit wit…

    25 Aug - 29 Jun
  3. Nowra Makers Market

    Saturday 25 August 2018 to Saturday 22 December 2018 , Nowra

    Meet the makers at this boutique local market with a difference. Held every fourth Saturday of the month at Jelly Bean Park Egan's Lane Nowra (above Woolworth car park) from 8am-2pm, this local community market is part of the Shoalhaven's …

    25 Aug - 22 Dec