Nestled along the stunning South Coast of NSW with its beautiful beaches, National Parks, rolling farmland and small rural villages, the Shoalhaven region is the south coast at its best. With Sydney just two hours away, and the Origins Of Entropy site located deep within the Shoalhaven region, event attendees can enjoy a piece of paradise with much to explore and do.
Here are some of our favourite places.
Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track is one of the best walks in Morton National Park and on the south coast. You’ll hike through forest, heathland and age-old sandstone before coming to the best part – negotiating a series of ladders that lead you to the summit and the view.
Explore heritage walks and nature reserves, then reward yourself with a freshly caught feast of oysters and fish. Famous for its seafood and picturesque harbour, Ulladulla offers a laid-back coastal escape in the Shoalhaven region, full of gourmet delights, natural beauty, interesting galleries and surf shops.
An elegant country escape awaits in Milton. Enjoy artistic offerings, colourful shopping and gourmet experiences in this fashionable town that boasts a picture-postcard scene of beautiful green hills and heritage streetscapes. In the distance, spot Pigeon House Mountain, a haven for bushwalkers, offering spectacular views of the Shoalhaven region.
There’s an awful lot to love about the Shoalhaven – like the 100 beaches, 49 towns and villages, nine cellar doors and the countless marine creatures (dolphins, seals, visiting whales) that call the region’s pure waters home. Whether you’re a surfer, a bushwalker, a kayaker, a rock climber, or just an inveterate foodie/wine lover, you’re sure to find your own special pocket in this gorgeous region.
Drawing Room Rocks is a natural rock feature near Berry on the edge of the Illawarra escarpment, offering extensive views over Kangaroo Valley and Berry. A relatively short walk that rewards with amazing views!
Situated on the upper reaches of the Clyde River, this area is surrounded by the Boyne, South Brooman and Shallow Crossing State Forests and is a haven for fishermen, bushwalkers, four wheel drivers and anyone who wants to enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush.
Pebbly Beach is located in Murramarang National Park and is a popular camping area with a great surfing beach and bush walks within the park. Local flora includes banksias, coastal rosemary and lomandra which grow on the exposed headlands buffeted by salty sea winds. Keep an eye out for sea eagles soaring above, sooty oystercatchers along the shore and dolphins riding the waves out to sea. As Pebbly Beach is located in a National Park, please be advised that an entry fee is payable.
Cave Beach is on the southern side of Booderee National Park. There is often good surf, particularly in a Northeast wind and South or Southeast swell. The nearby campground attracts keen surfers and families who like the choice of the various surf and bay beaches that Booderee National Park offers. It is also a fantastic spot to see native Australian wildlife.
And these other attractions are sure to entice you!
A weekly Farmers Market packed with fresh local produce, ready-made meals, flowers, bread, cheeses and more.
Berry Monthly Markets has approximately 200 stalls selling handmade / hand-produced products, arts and crafts, locally grown vegetables and produce, collectables, books, plants, leather goods, clothing and many other interesting stalls to browse.
Situated on the NSW South Coast between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay they offer a unique agritourism experience within the Brooman State Forest.
Surrounded by a pristine environment, the Clyde River Berry Farm invites you to take a forest drive into the hinterland and enjoy the ‘hands-on’ experience and sample one of the many farm-made jams, icecreams or honey’.
The Shoalhaven Coast wine-growing region stretches from Kiama in the North to Milton in the South and west to Kangaroo Valley on the South Coast NSW.
The Shoalhaven Coast wine trail meanders through luscious green valleys and overlooks some of the country’s most pristine beaches. It is one of the few regions in Australia where visitors have the unique experience of meeting vignerons and winemakers at cellar doors.