The Shoalhaven is just a 2-hour drive from Sydney and Canberra with coastal towns and inland villages with warm hospitality, 100 pristine beaches, epic national parks and forests in a rejuvenating blend of unspoilt nature and adventure discovery. Stretching from Berry and Kangaroo Valley to Durras North including the always popular Jervis Bay there are plenty of activities to indulge in up and down the coastline.
World class family fun adventure activities include bushwalking, kid-friendly swimming in creeks, lakes, patrolled beaches and calm waters, learn to surf schools, guided kayaking spots, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, snorkelling, educational cultural experiences, and water sports making it one of New South Wales favourites spots for adventurous families. The Shoalhaven is lucky enough to have dolphins year-round in the crystal-clear waters, seals in the summer and migrating whales in the off-peak autumn and winter seasons. Wildlife cruises in Jervis Bay help seek sea mammals out whilst keeping a safe distance so children and parents can be greeted by the wonderful wildlife of the Shoalhaven. Holiday parks, holiday homes, camping beach spots and glamping venues are in abundance making it all too easy to pack up the car and create unforgettable memories with the little ones. Rain or shine it doesn’t matter with indoor climb activities, the Shoalhaven zoo, zip-lining tree adventures, numerous art museums, trampoline parks and cinemas to keep the kids entertained on the rainy days.
The Shoalhaven also boasts hundreds of places to eat from famous donut vans, treat factories, chocolate shops, cafés and pubs with park playgrounds for the whole family to enjoy. Pick up local products and produce on your travel and set-up by the water at one of the many picnic spots with nearby parks for a family day out. If you’re a pet family, the Shoalhaven offers a unique mix of off-leash nature areas, on-leash adventure trails, pet-friendly restaurants and unique pet accommodation so no child, furry or human gets left behind!
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