On a sublime stretch of coast in the Shoalhaven region, Bawley Point will captivate you with beautiful beaches and splendid national parks. You’ll find plenty of things to do and see around this seaside hamlet, from swimming and surfing to fishing and bushwalking. You can even visit a winery and a berry farm.
Halfway between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay, getting to Bawley Point and nearby villages of Kioloa and Termeil is easy. The drive from Sydney along the NSW South Coast is 3h 40min and from Canberra a little over two hours. Places to stay include beach houses, bush retreats, holiday parks and beachside campgrounds.
Fine beaches are a major attraction, drawing surfers looking for the perfect wave. There are pretty beachside picnic areas, too. Just north of Bawley Point is Termiel Beach in the Meroo National Park, where the Meroo Head lookout walking track offers spectacular views. Termeil Lake is a tranquil spot for swimming and fishing.
Just south of Bawley Point is Murramarang National Park and several great beaches, walking trails and Murramarang Aboriginal Area, a reserve protecting a large midden and other indigenous artefacts. Pretty Beach lives up to its name and for more gorgeous views amble along the Pretty Beach to Snapper Point track.
Further south is Pebbly Beach, famous for its friendly eastern grey kangaroos. Like other beaches in national parks in the area, there is a campground next to the beach. At Depot Beach enjoy the Rock Platform walk at low tide and stroll through a towering rainforest on the Depot Beach Rainforest walk.
In the Shoalhaven Coast wine region, Bawley Vale Estate is only a walk away from Bawley Point. Taste award-winning wines at the cellar door on weekends and public holidays. Just 30 minutes’ drive west is Clyde River Berry Farm, where you can pick your own berries and browse delicious jams and local bush honey.