St Georges Basin
St Georges Basin is an aquatic wonderland in the Shoalhaven region, offering great fishing, boating, swimming and kayaking. There are a number of villages dotted around the edge of this beautiful coastal lake, including Sussex Inlet and Sanctuary Point, but St Georges Basin on the northern shore is the largest.
This village is a great base for exploring the lake, which is ideal for watersports or picnics on the tree-covered shoreline. Enjoy views of the lake from The Pelican Waterfront Cafe and Restaurant. It’s also close to the sheltered beaches at Huskisson and Hyams Beach, and dolphin and whale-watching tours in Jervis Bay Marine Park.
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. Follow the Anabranch Loop and Delta Track walking tracks.
At Sanctuary Point, rent a bicycle from Bikes at the Basin and pedal along cycle tracks to Jervis Bay. A short drive north of St Georges Basin is Falls Creek, where Valhalla Horse Riding offers horse riding experiences through enchanting bushland. Keep an eye out for kangaroos and wallabies.
St Georges Basin is a three-hour drive from Sydney along the NSW South Coast and 2h 30min from Canberra. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options in the area, including waterfront holiday houses, motels and caravan parks.