The Ultimate Summer Guide to South Coast New South Wales

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Life's a Beach

There are many reasons to visit the south coast of New South Wales but, if we’re being honest, the big draw-card is the beaches. You see, down here you will find sandy stretches of beauty that are a match for anywhere on the planet. Whatever kind of beach you’re after, we have something for you.

If you’re a surfer then you will find primo breaks up and down the coast with legendary spots such as The Farm, Green Point and Aussie Curl. If you just want a stunning stretch of white sand and pristine blue waters, then look no further than Chinamans, Callala Beach and Green Patch. Whatever you’re after, we have you covered – here are the best of the beaches …


getting out and about

Life's too short

Jervis Bay has a large permanent population of dolphins. Two boats run daily tours out into the bay to watch these awesome mammals. Dolphin Watch  and Jervis Bay Wild operate from the main wharf in Huskisson and both have shopfronts in town where you can buy tickets.

You will find that there is plenty to divert you in this part of the world. particularly during the summer months. Whether you venture out into the land, the sea or the air, there are some incredible experiences to be had here.

Not all of the experiences on our list of ‘must do’ will cost you penny either. If your budget is limited then there are still some incredible opportunities out there waiting for you. And if you have been saving, then we’ve got you sorted too …

For a truly breathtaking view of the south coast, you need to get up in the air. You can enjoy scenic flights from the regional airport at Albion Park in the north and from Moruya Airport (with Meric Aviation and South Coast Seaplanes) in the south. This photo was taken on approach to Moruya Airport.

vistas, views and lookouts

Sensational Scenery

With a region as lovely as the south coast of New South Wales, the problem isn’t so much finding good views, but deciding which ones to visit within the time you have available to you. It’s a bit of a dilemma.

So with that in mind, we’ve come up with our selection of the very best views in the region. Some of them are a short walk from the car park and others require a bit of a bushwalk, but they’re all awesome!


Park Life

Explore the parks and zoos of the south coast

fine dining and good times

Eat to the beat


Long a drawcard for visitors from Sydney and Canberra, the south coast’s popularity as a foodie destination has grown over the years.

The region has attracted world famous names like Rick Stein but is also home to up and coming eateries of national repute.

rick stein


out in nature

Bush Walks

The south coast is home to some of the most beautiful and pristine parks and reserves in the country and there are some incredible bush walks to explore within them.

All of our recommended walks can easily be knocked over in a morning or afternoon leaving you plenty of time to explore the rest of the region’s beautiful landscape.


We’ve only scratched the surface of what’s on offer in this part of New South Wales, but hopefully there’s some inspiration in our guide to encourage you to get out and explore this beautiful place.

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