From luxury lodges to glamourous day spas, private yachts and beachside fine dining, there’s plenty of ways to indulge in the Shoalhaven region. Stretching from Shoalhaven Heads to Bawley Point, accommodation options include glamping, self-contained luxury cabins and stylish seaside resorts.
At the acclaimed Bannisters by the Sea boutique hotel in Mollymook, enjoy stunning coastal views from a private terrace suite. This beachside hideaway is also home to Rick Stein's award-winning restaurant and a fabulous day spa, where you can be pampered with an organic facial or hot stone massage.
Paperbark Camp offers ultra-luxe safari tents surrounded by tranquil bushland, just a five-minute drive from the white sands of Jervis Bay. Spot kangaroos from the shower in the open-air ensuite, stargaze from your private deck and dine by the fire in the acclaimed Gunyah restaurant.
Further inland, the lush hinterland of the Kangaroo Valley is the setting for a range of lovely self-contained country cottages. Blue Gums Cottage boasts spectacular views of the lake and escarpment. The secluded Mt Hay Retreat has five luxurious set on 360 acres of rolling green hills in nearby Berry.
At Crystal Creek Meadows Luxury Cottages and Spa Retreat, stay in gorgeous 4.5-star self-contained cottages, each with their own virtual butler service that recommends activities based on the day’s weather. You can also enjoy spa treatments or take the retreat’s classic MG for a drive through the scenic countryside.
Explore the Shoalhaven region’s famous waterways in style on a private yacht charter with Discover Jervis Bay Luxury Sailing. Spend a half or full day on the stylish 38-foot catamaran, spotting dolphins, swimming in secluded bays and stopping for a champagne lunch at a private beach.
The Shoalhaven is also home to some of the NSW South Coast's top restaurants. For a special night out, book a table at The Hungry Duck in Berry for delicious Asian-fusion, Cupitt’s Winery in Ulladulla for a seasonal menu or Rick Stein at Bannisters in Mollymook for expertly-prepared local seafood.
Nowra's Wharf Rd is another great dining experience, offering beautiful river views and fresh local produce. The award-winning Butterfactory is housed in a 19th century building surrounded by idyllic countryside. The one-hat St Isidore in Milton sources produce from its kitchen garden and uses sustainable seafood.