Sussex Inlet

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.



Water activities

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 – such as Cudmirrah Beach and Sussex Inlet Entrance Beach – 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.

Stand Up Paddle in Sussex Inlet, Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven, South Coast

Stand Up Paddle, Sussex Inlet

Outdoor activities

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.

Two-wheel enthusiasts can discover the area on a classic motorcycle on a tour with Southern Classic Motorcycles. Alternatively, there is a hire option if you'd prefer to explore on your own.

Edgewater Ave boat ramp - Sussex Inlet

Edgewater Ave boat ramp, Sussex Inlet

Getting there

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. 

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