St Georges Basin

Take your pick of watersports in this aquatic playground in the Shoalhaven region. Explore the large St Georges Basin by boat or kayak, and go swimming or fishing on the tree-covered shoreline. Soak up the serenity on a scenic bushwalk or cycling track, then enjoy a leisurely waterside picnic.



A network of villages

There are a number of villages dotted around the edge of this beautiful coastal lake. St Georges Basin on the northern shore is the largest and is close to Huskisson, the gateway to Jervis Bay Marine Park. Pick up pastries for breakfast at Kraken Sourdough or enjoy views of the lake from The Pelican Waterfront Cafe and Restaurant. Other villages around the lake include Sussex Inlet and Sanctuary Point.

Sanctuary Point - St Georges Basin

Sanctuary Point, St Georges Basin - Credit: Andy Hutchinson - Shoalhaven Tourism

An adventure wonderland

The lake is teeming with fish. You can hire a boat and cast a line or join a tour with Fishabout. There are also tributaries worth exploring such as Wandandian Creek in Corramy Regional Park, a lovely spot for picnics and bushwalking. The Anabranch Loop and Delta Track are rewarding walking tracks in the area.

Pelicans in St Georges Basin, NSW South Coast

Pelicans, St Georges Basin

At Sanctuary Point, rent a bicycle from Bikes at the Basin and pedal along cycling tracks to Jervis Bay. Just a two-minute drive from town, enjoy a slice of rural life at Woods Farm, where you can meet (and feed) farm animals, and explore the onsite coffee shop, boutique store and gardens.

Couple cycling and enjoying the scenic coastal views along Jervis Bay, South Coast

Cycling, Jervis Bay - Credit: Dee Kramer

Getting there

Located on the NSW South Coast in the Shoalhaven regionSt Georges Basin is a three-hour drive from Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive, and 2.5 hours from Canberra. 

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