A water lover's paradise
With the tranquil St Georges Basin on one side and the sparkling Pacific Ocean on the other, Sussex Inlet is a water lover’s paradise. Plus, this town in the Shoalhaven region is built around a system of tidal canals, offering easy access for fishing, boating, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.
For fun on the water, hire boats, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards from Sussex Inlet Marine Centre or Go Hire A Boat. There are also fishing rods and bicycles for rent. The great year-round fishing that’s available in the basin, inlet and ocean is celebrated at the Sussex Inlet Annual Family Fishing Carnival.
The entrance to Sussex Inlet is made up of little beaches, with excellent surfing spots nearby. You can learn to surf with JB Surf School. In the nearby town of Huskisson, located a 30-minute drive around St Georges Basin, you can join unforgettable dolphin and whale tours through Jervis Bay Marine Park.
Escape to nature
Go bushwalking and cycling in the rejuvenating Conjola National Park. The Walter Hood and Heath Circuit cycling tracks begin in Cudmirrah, next to Swan Lake and near Sussex Inlet. Golfers can enjoy a game on the leafy nine-hole course at Sussex Inlet Golf Club, which also has barbecue facilities.
Part of the Shoalhaven region on the NSW South Coast, Sussex Inlet is a wonderful coastal escape around three hours’ drive south of Sydney or east of Canberra.