Surrounded by fine beaches and rugged national parks, the coastal village of Bawley Point provides the perfect setting for a myriad of adventures. In this picturesque spot on the NSW South Coast, enjoy outdoor pursuits like swimming, fishing and boating, or culinary exploits at the nearby winery and berry farm.
Things to do
Soak up the area’s natural beauty by swimming in the tranquil Termeil Lake, enjoying a beach picnic at Racecourse Beach or riding the iconic surf break Guillotines. You can learn about the area’s heritage at the Murramarang Aboriginal Area, a reserve that protects a large midden and other indigenous artefacts.
A bounty of beaches
To the north, Termeil Beach is a secluded spot in the Meroo National Park, where the Meroo Head lookout walking track offers panoramic coastal views. To the south, a string of pristine beaches can be found in Murramarang National Park. The short Pretty Beach to Snapper Point walking track is another great bushwalk.
Then there’s Pebbly Beach, famous for its resident eastern grey kangaroos. Stop here for a picnic lunch. At nearby Depot Beach, enjoy the Rock Platform walk at low tide and stroll through a towering rainforest on the Depot Beach Rainforest walk. Then spend the night in nature at the beachside campground.
Berry picking and wine tasting
Enjoy wine tasting at Bawley Vale Estate, a short journey from Bawley Point. Part of the Shoalhaven Coast wine region, the cellar door is open on Sundays. A 30min drive west is Clyde River Berry Farm, where you can pick your own berries during summer, and buy farm-made jams and local bush honey.
Getting there and where to stay
Bawley Point, and the nearby villages of Kioloa and Termeil, are a 3h 30min drive from Sydney and 2h 30min from Canberra. They sit halfway between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay. Places to stay include beach houses, bush retreats, cottages, holiday parks and beachside campgrounds.