Visit the Shoalhaven

Located on the beautiful NSW south coast we are bordered by mountains, coastal plains and 100 magnificent beaches with 49 towns and villages.

Travelling to this beautiful coastal destination is easy from:

  • Sydney - a two (2) hour drive south of 160 kilometres
  • Canberra - a two-and-a-half-hour (2.5 hours) drive north of around 200 kilometres
  • Wollongong - just over a one (1) hour drive south of 78 kilometres

Find the many experiences you can enjoy in one destination. We look forward to welcoming you.

Enjoy 100 beaches 49 towns and villages!

Enjoy a wide range of activities available from Kangaroo Valley - our northern border, to North Durras - our southern border, and the beaches, towns and villages along the way.

The Shoalhaven’s temperate climate is comfortable all year ‘round, with balmy sea breezes to cool in summer and clean crisp air for long country walks in winter.

Rich in local culture the Shoalhaven’s many annual food, wine and arts festivals and events have become popular reasons to visit us.


  • Have so much choice with a wealth of lakes and inlets, great surf beaches, excellent tidal and beach fishing, boating and watersports

Nature enthusiasts

  • Can enjoy some excellent bushwalks with an abundance of native flora and fauna to discover


  • Love the range of fresh produce farmed and harvested locally including delectable seafood, market garden produce, wine, dairy, coffee and olive oil

Café crowds & restaurateurs 

  • Can sample our many cafes, bistros, takeaways and restaurants that aim to please

Wine buffs & tipplers

  • For those that love a good drop, the region offers 20 vineyards, and 11 cellar doors, as well as wine tasting tours for weekenders

Market foragers

  • Our colourful weekend markets are popular and often enjoyed after a relaxed Sunday brunch

Plan your trip

Talk to a local

Our Visitor Services staff are local experts in everything Shoalhaven and would love to help you plan your trip. You can drop in to see them at our Nowra or Ulladulla Visitors Centres.

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