Discover the enchanting Shoalhaven, a spectacular coastal region in New South Wales, Australia. Here, radiant white sand beaches meet clear blue waters along an enthralling 100-kilometre coastline. This seaside haven boasts a sparkling array of quartz-filled sands and a turquoise crystal sea that beckons travellers to dive into its alluring depths. Relax under the whispering eucalypts or take a leisurely paddle; Shoalhaven is a coastal getaway that offers both thrills and tranquillity.
Explore Shoalhaven’s lesser-known beaches through the delightful ‘100 Beach Challenge’, and uncover your new favourite seaside escape. While Jervis Bay’s Hyams Beach is renowned, 15 other white sand gems await discovery. Callala Beach, the longest in the bay, is a safe haven for children, while Myola promises a sublime bush to beach experience. Collingwood Beach is a large, welcoming stretch of sand, but for those seeking a secluded retreat, Orion and Barfleur are mere footsteps away.
Shoalhaven’s aquatic adventures take you beyond the surface into an underwater wilderness teeming with marine life. Dive into the heart of Booderee National Park at Murrays Beach, a snorkelling hotspot and home to the Instagram-worthy Hole in the Wall. Scuba enthusiasts can explore the bay’s thriving underwater ecosystems with Crest Diving or Woebegone Freediving. For a serene surface experience, paddleboarding along the shoreline under the setting sun is a stunning alternative.
Indulge in Shoalhaven’s luxury experiences by hiring a private boat to explore the bay with Jervis Bay Sailing Charters or Discover Jervis Bay. Round off the day of indulgence with a regional produce grazing box prepared by Mirritya Mundya Indigenous Catering.
Marine life encounters in Shoalhaven are simply unforgettable. Witness playful dolphins swimming alongside boats or catch the annual whale migration between May to November. Point Perpendicular Lighthouse and Cape St George Lighthouse in Booderee National Park offer spectacular vantage points for whale watching.
For those who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground, Shoalhaven offers splendid coastal walks and rides. Stroll along the serene White Sands Walk from Greenfield Beach to Hyams Beach or embark on the Round the Bay Walk, a wheelchair-accessible path ideal for walking, jogging, or cycling. The journey encompasses stunning beaches and a charming bridge crossing at Moona Moona Creek.
Shoalhaven, with its vibrant beaches, serene villages, unspoilt national parks, and unique Australian wildlife, makes for the perfect holiday destination. Whether you’re a water baby, a beach bum, a nature lover, or an adventurous spirit, Shoalhaven promises a captivating, memorable escape.