St Georges Basin


St George’s Basin is an inland sea, and its calm clear waters are a haven for water-based activities like boating, fishing and sailing, as well as kayaking and canoeing. You can also explore the nearby rivers and inlets, or spend the day splashing in the waves of Jervis Bay.

  • Pelicans, St Georges Basin
  • Sunset, St Georges Basin

About 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.

St Georges Basin, 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.

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.

  • Booderee National Park, St Georges Basin


    Visit Boyd Lookout which offers spectacular views of Lake Conjola and the glittering beaches of the NSW South Coast. Corramy Regional Park contains several species of threatened trees and endangered birds like the glossy black cockatoo.

  • Booderee National Park, St Georges Basin

    Booderee National Park

    Learn about Koori culture and traditional foods through Booderee Aboriginal interpretive program. Enjoy a wide range of bushwalks, surf at Cave Beach or swim amongst the schools of fish in the tranquil waters of Green Patch beach.

  • Crystal Waters, St Georges Basin


    St Georges Basin has accommodation to suit travellers with a wide range of tastes and budgets. Whether you're looking for a hotel, a cosy bed and breakfast, or a self contained unit, you have plenty of options in St Georges Basin.


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