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.

Penguins in St Georges Basin, NSW South Coast

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.

Sanctuary Point - St Georges Basin

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.


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  1. Vincentia Village Produce Market

    Thursday 27 September 2018 to Thursday 11 April 2019 , Vincentia

    Enjoy fresh, local produce at this community fruit and vegetable swap. There will be Artisan food and street eats, whole foods, local art, hand crafted sustainable upcycled products, locally sourced flora, seedlings and plants and handmade …

    27 Sep - 11 Apr
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    Saturday 20 October 2018 , St Georges Basin

    This friendly market is on third Saturday of every month, rain or shine. It has interesting stalls such as organic food, great coffee, delicious homemade dips, fresh sourdough bread, cakes, crystals, jewellery, toys, clothes, fresh fruit an…

    20 Oct
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    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2019 , Sussex Inlet

    Choppers for Charity is three days of fun filled community activities of barefoot bowls, golf, trivia night, a street parade with lots of stalls, and entertainment. There will be motor bikes, cars, emergency vehicles, and a dragon boat on…

    24 Feb