Batemans Bay Waterfront.

South Coast

The South Coast is home to rolling farmlands, small towns and villages along a rocky coastline, including numerous beaches.

Located just south of Sydney, the South Coast of New South Wales is a region defined by its stunning natural beauty. From its golden beaches to its lush rainforests and rugged mountain ranges, this part of Australia has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a peaceful weekend getaway or an adventure-filled summer vacation, the South Coast is sure to provide you with plenty of unforgettable experiences.

The Beaches

The beaches along the South Coast are some of the most beautiful in all of Australia. With their golden sand and crystal-clear waters, they provide a perfect setting for swimming, surfing, fishing, and simply relaxing in the sun. Popular hotspots include Jervis Bay—which boasts one of the whitest sands in Australia—and Mollymook Beach—which is home to some great surfing spots.

Outdoor Adventures

If you’re seeking more than just beach relaxation, then the South Coast offers plenty of outdoor adventures as well. There are numerous hiking trails and national parks scattered throughout the region; each offering unique views and wildlife encounters. In particular, Morton National Park offers plenty of camping opportunities as well as stunning lookouts over Kangaroo Valley and Fitzroy Falls. Likewise, Ben Boyd National Park provides some amazing coastal views while allowing visitors to spot local wildlife such as kangaroos and wallabies.

Coastal views spread along the 22 km Kiama Coast Walk and the famous Kiama blowhole which spouts seawater 20 metres into the air, or the 31 km Light to Light Walk on the Sapphire Coast. Clean unspoilt beaches stretch along 20 kilometres of Shellharbour coastline from Lake Illawarra to the Minnamurra River.

Wollongong is the only place in NSW where you can sky dive onto the beach. Batemans Bay attracts everyone from watercolour artists and rock fishermen, to kids building sandcastles, keen surfers and fishing enthusiasts.

No matter what type of holiday you're looking for, there's something for everyone on the South Coast! Whether it's soaking up some sun on one of its many breathtaking beaches or exploring its national parks and outdoor adventures, there's no shortage of activities that can make your time here truly memorable. So why not come down and explore what this wonderful part of New South Wales has to offer? You won't be disappointed!



THINGS TO SEE

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MAJOR TOWNS & CITIES

Home to Australia’s famous Bega Valley cheese region. Visit the sprawling estate of Kameruka to sample 100 years of fermented dairy goodness.

Between May & November migrating whales are visible from land, or on boat trips from places such as Eden and Jervis Bay.

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    The Monte Cristo Homestead
    Visitors to the Monte Cristo Homestead report seeing eerie lights at the homestead or weird feelings where murders have occurred.
  • The Sapphire Coast
    The Sapphire Coast
    The Sapphire Coast stretches from Bermagui to the north in New South Wales to the Victorian border in the south.
  • Kiama Coast Walk
    Kiama Coast Walk
    A 90 minute drive south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive is Kiama, where you’ll discover uncrowded beaches, marine and national parks.
The Monte Cristo Homestead
The Monte Cristo Homestead

Visitors to the Monte Cristo Homestead report seeing eerie lights at the homestead or weird feelings where murders have occurred.

Cranky Rock
Cranky Rock

The Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve in New South Wales offers a range of activities for all ages

Exploring the Outback - Lightning Ridge
Exploring the Outback - Lightning Ridge

With plenty to see and do - from gem fossicking to bushwalking - Lightning Ridge is well worth a visit!

Bathurst - King of the Mountain
Bathurst - King of the Mountain

Bathurst is the oldest inland settlement in Australia, often referred to as the Gold Country and home to Mount Panorama racetrack.

Uncovering the Beauty of Mungo National Park
Uncovering the Beauty of Mungo National Park

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Broken Hill - A Movie Favourite
Broken Hill - A Movie Favourite

Despite its humble size, Broken Hill has played a significant role in the movie industry over the past decades.

Celebrating the Sydney Opera House's 50th Birthday
Sydney Opera House's 50th Birthday

The Sydney Opera House is an iconic architectural masterpiece that celebrates 50 years of history and a promising future.

New South Wales - Overview
About New South Wales

New South Wales, the first frontier! It from here that the rest of Australia began its journey. So not only do you get to enjoy all it has to offer, but you also get to witness a bit of history also.

Wagga Wagga  -  Bushrangers & Heritage
Wagga Wagga - Bushrangers & Heritage

Bushrangers were a common sight in the small town of Wagga Wagga during the 1800s.

Port Macquarie - Beaches or Hinterland
Port Macquarie - 17 Beaches +

Port Macquarie is known for its 17 uncrowded beautiful beaches, lush hinterland, abundant wildlife and a diverse variety of attractions.


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