Valuable inspiration about the region of Shoalhaven for the road trip traveller driving between Melbourne and Sydney.

20 Fascinating Facts About the Shoalhaven Region

  1. Jervis Bay: Known for having some of the whitest sand beaches in the world, such as Hyams Beach, and crystal-clear waters perfect for snorkeling and diving.

  2. Dolphin and Whale Watching: Jervis Bay is famous for its resident bottlenose dolphins and is a prime spot for whale watching during the migration seasons.

  3. Booderee National Park: This park offers stunning coastal scenery, beautiful beaches, and rich Aboriginal heritage. It’s co-managed by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community.

  4. Point Perpendicular Lighthouse: Located at the entrance of Jervis Bay, this lighthouse offers stunning coastal views and opportunities for whale watching.

  5. Kangaroo Valley: A picturesque valley known for its lush landscapes, charming village, and the historic Hampden Bridge, the oldest suspension bridge in Australia.

  6. Shoalhaven River: A major river system ideal for kayaking, fishing, and river cruises, winding through beautiful landscapes and towns like Nowra and Shoalhaven Heads.

  7. Berry: A historic village with boutique shops, gourmet cafes, and the famous Berry Donut Van, offering a perfect blend of country charm and modern conveniences.

  8. Murrays Beach: Located in Booderee National Park, this secluded beach is great for snorkeling and swimming, with vibrant marine life and calm waters.

  9. Shoalhaven Wine Coast: Home to numerous wineries and vineyards, offering tastings of award-winning wines and beautiful vineyard views.

  10. Huskisson: A vibrant coastal town known for its maritime museum, lively dining scene, and as a gateway to Jervis Bay.

  11. Callala Beach: One of the longest beaches in Jervis Bay, perfect for swimming, paddleboarding, and relaxing on the pristine white sands.

  12. Bundanon Trust: Originally the home of renowned artist Arthur Boyd, now an art museum and cultural centre offering exhibitions, workshops, and artist residencies.

  13. Fitzroy Falls: A spectacular waterfall in Morton National Park, offering scenic walking trails and lookouts with stunning views of the falls and surrounding gorges.

  14. Ulladulla: A coastal town with a bustling harbour, known for its seafood, beautiful beaches, and the Ulladulla Harbour Boardwalk.

  15. Burrill Lake: A picturesque spot for fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding, located just south of Ulladulla.

  16. Milton: A historic town with heritage buildings, boutique shops, and a thriving arts and crafts community, nestled in the scenic countryside.

  17. Pebbly Beach: Famous for its friendly kangaroos that often graze on the beach, making it a popular spot for wildlife encounters and photography.

  18. Mollymook Beach: A popular surf beach with golden sands, clear waters, and a vibrant local dining scene, including Rick Stein’s restaurant at Bannisters.

  19. Currarong: A quiet coastal village known for its beautiful beaches, rock pools, and the Beecroft Peninsula, offering great spots for diving and snorkeling.

  20. Shoalhaven Zoo: Located on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, this zoo offers close encounters with native and exotic animals, as well as adventure activities like tree climbing.

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