St Georges Basin
From fishing to boating to swimming, St Georges Basin in the Shoalhaven region is a beautiful coastal lake perfect for aquatic adventures. The eponymous town is on the northern shore and near Sanctuary Point and a short drive from the dolphin and whale tours in Jervis Bay Marine Park.
Getting to St Georges Basin is easy, with the drive south from Sydney or east from Canberra about 2h 30 min. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options, including waterfront holiday houses, charming cottages, motels, farm stays and beachside holiday parks with cabins and camping sites.
On the NSW South Coast, St Georges Basin is the largest town on the shores of the lake. Enjoy water views and delicious food at the Pelican Waterfront Cafe and Restaurant. With many things to do and see, the tranquil waterway is ideal for water sports. The lake is teeming with fish, too.
Hire a boat and cast a line or join Bay and Basin Sports Fishing for a kayak fishing tour. There are tributaries worth exploring such as pretty Wandandian Creek, in Corramy Regional Park, a delightful place for bushwalking and picnics. Stroll on the Anabranch Loop and Delta Track walking trails.
At Sanctuary Point, rent a bicycle from Bikes at the Basin and pedal along cycle tracks to Jervis Bay, home to dolphins. A short drive north of St Georges Basin is Falls Creek, where Valhalla Horse Riding offers horseriding experiences in the enchanting bush. Keep an eye out for kangaroos and wallabies.