south coast nsw

Shoalhaven Heads




The neighboring townships of Shoalhaven Heads and Coolangatta are popular destinations for visitors to the NSW south coast.

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Things to do and see are endless with the area being situated between ocean and river beaches, Coolangatta Mountain and Seven Mile Beach National Park.

Central Location

Nowra, Bomaderry and Berry are only minutes away and it is not much further to the Kangaroo Valley and to Jervis Bay.

Shoalhavens Heads is located at the southern end of famous Seven Mile Beach and its surrounding National Park, seen here from the north.

The surf here is some of the best on the south coast for both body and board surfers, all year around.

The local surf life saving club provides beach patrols in the main holiday season. It has a modern surf club on the beach.

Accommodation in the area includes van parks, guest houses, homes to let, resort and motel styles.

There are a number of dining choices, bowling and golf clubs and local stores.



Lovers of all waters sports have access to both ocean and river front.

Fishing is very popular in the area with many yarns to be heard and some to be believed. Clean clear waters enhance the bounty.

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Bushwalking is also popular with scenic walks of all grades. Some amazing views are appreciated from our local peaks.

Walking the length of Seven Mile Beach is a challenge to many and the allure of the bush with its rich flora and fauna populations is always enjoyable.


Coolangatta is Shoalhaven's first settlement. The impressive home and grounds of the first white settler, Alexander Berry, is now restored and operates as a resort. The history of the area and in particular of the esteemed Mr Berry, gives a fascinating account of pioneer spirit and adventure.

Behind the settlement lies its namesake, the sentinel Coolangatta Mountain. Coolangatta is a Koori native name meaning splendid view.

A bustling and colourful crafts centre is also located at Coolangatta.

Some of the prettiest, harmonic meldings of rural lands, river flats, ocean, bush and mountains are seen in the Coolangatta Shoalhaven Heads area.