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South Coast New South Wales - Perfect Harmony

A scenic coast, picturesque mountains, impressive water fountains and beautiful small towns - there is perfect harmony at the south coast of New South Wales, which makes both local tourists and those from abroad unwind and relax.

Bay at the south coast of New South Wales

Geography - Between Sydney and Victoria

The south coast of the Australian state of New South Wales takes up a few kilometres from south of Sydney to the border of Victoria. Furthermore, the Southern Table Lands in the west (Great Dividing Range) and the Pacific Ocean in the east constitute natural borders. The region consists of several administrative units such as the Jervis Bay Territory, the Begal Valley, Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla Shire. Bigger cities in the region are Shellharbour, Kiama, Wollongong, Batemans Bay, Eden, Tathra and Ulladulla. There is pleasant warm maritime climate with warm summers and mild winters.

Hinterland at the south coast of New South Wales

Nature - A picturesque coastal and mountainous landscape

The nature at the south coast of New South Wales consists of a picturesque landscape with breathtaking parts of coast, dreamy valleys, white beaches and sandstone cliffs as well as numerous lagoons and bays. Altogether there are 34 national parks and nature reserves in the region. Well-known examples are the Jervis Bay National Park, the Eurobodalla National Park, the Booderee National Park, the Ben Boyd National Park and the Morton National Park. The latter is the region's largest national park and fascinates with impressive waterfalls like the Fitzroy Falls and elegant hills such as the Pigeon House Mountain. Other natural attractions at the south coast of New South Wales are the nature reserve of Montague Island with its penguin and seal colonies and the Kiama Blowhole. The blowhole is the greatest of its kind and together with the water fountains, which are over 20 metres high, it constitutes an incredible natural spectacle. Cathedral Rock, which lies three kilometres north of the city at Jones Beach, is a particularly popular photo scene among tourists.

Coastal landscape at New South Wales' south coast

Culture - Regional art handicraft and beautiful cultural monuments

Historical villages and idyllic coastal towns string together at the south coast of New South Wales. Many of them accommodate small museums, charming art handicraft workshops and beautiful art galleries. You generally find many regional handicraft products here such as glass and woodwork, pottery, sewing and jewellery. Popular sights with culture enthuisiasts are Hampden Bridge in the Kangaroo Valley, Tathra Wharf and Boyd's Tower in the Ben Boyd National Park and the Montague Island Lightstation on Montague Island.

Bridge in New South Wales

Experience - Idyllic family holidays

The south coast of New South Wales is one of the most popular holiday destinations and retreats among the inhabitants of Sydney and Canberra. One of the major reasons for this is its family-friendly ambience. Protected beaches, kangaroos, penguins and colourful birds as well as several parks for having fun promise a varied family experience. Mogo Zoo and the Jamberoo Themepark are popular with both grown-ups and children. The numerous fishermen's villages, small towns, cosy restaurants and cafes create a homely atmosphere, which is made even more enjoyable by local delicacies such as fish, crabs, oysters, wine and cheese.

Family holiday at the south coast of New South Wales

Activities - Fishing at the coast and hiking in the fertile hinterland

There is an abundance of leisure activities at the south coast of New South Wales. Surfing, fishing, diving, canoeing, kayaking or dolphin and whale tours are possible at many parts of the coast. The hinterland invites travellers to go cycling, golfing and hiking. Several hiking trails such as the Kiama Coast Walk and the Light to Light Walk help you explore the beautiful natural paradise.

Fisher in Batemans


Thanks to the mild climate, the south coast of New South Wales is an attractive holiday destination at any time of the year. Many travellers arrive at the international airport in Sydney. From there, you can rent a car and continue your journey on the panoramic routes of the Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive and the Grand Pacific Drive.

If you are looking for relaxation, nature and idyll and want to explore the Australian flora and fauna, New South Wales' south coast is the ideal travel destination for you. Families and people who want to unwind will love the culturally and naturally harmonious region.

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