Recharge your soul on a trip into the wilderness - breathing in the fresh coastal air is a great way to rejuvenate your body and mind. Whether you want to let the surroundings create a sense of calm in your spirit or you'd prefer to get a bit sweaty on an epic journey, the Shoalhaven has a range of nature and adventure experiences that will have you feeling connected to the Earth and all of Mother Nature's glory.

Best Nature & Adventure Experiences - South Coast Soul Festival

South Coast Soul Festival

Channel your inner yogi at the South Coast Soul Festival, running from the 23rd to 25th August 2019. This special lifestyle festival is all about exploring your mind, channelling your body and connecting with other like-minded people, all amongst the 168 acres of wildlife-filled Bewong River Retreat. The white sand beaches of Jervis Bay are just a short drive away. The event hosts many internationally renowned yoga teachers and speakers in addition to classes, workshops and outdoor activities like paddleboarding. Take your pick from the many things to keep you busy and learning over the weekend and then cap off each day cooling off in the beautiful Bewong River - a bit of cold water immersion does wonders for the soul! All accommodation is on-site and you can camp, glamp, sleep in your van or book one of the lovely cabins on the property.

Big Nature Adventures

For something that gets your adrenaline pumping, look no further than a guided tour with Big Nature Adventures. They offer some amazing hiking packages alongside rock climbing and abseiling trips. They can even help your tailor your very own bespoke expedition. A guided journey is a great way to explore the region with locals that know the landscape like the back of their hand. Plus it's also excellent for new adventurers who may not want to go out on a multi-day hike on their own just yet. We highly recommend these longer journeys as they take you across an assortment of different landscapes including beautiful mountain ranges, deep valleys, imposing rock formations and lush green wilderness. One of the most popular multi-day hikes is The Castle, Monolith Valley and The Green Room, but make sure to get in touch with Big Nature Adventures if you have some ideas of your own!

Best Nature & Adventure Experiences - Big Nature Adventures guided tours
Best Nature & Adventure Experiences - Into the Wild Tours

Into the Wild Nature Tours

A must for all animal lovers is an outdoor adventure with Into the Wild Nature Tours. The Jervis Bay White Sands and Wildlife package will have you spotting our resident dolphins, fairy penguins, seals and whales during their migration season. On land, you'll also be sure to cross paths with kangaroos, parrots, kookaburras and many other species of birds during your exploration. This full-day tour lets you explore the beauty of the great outdoors with a local wildlife expert, who can share their extensive knowledge about the local flora and fauna. Travelling with an experienced guide means that you'll be taken to the most beautiful and interesting places that the Shoalhaven has to offer.

Creative Escapes

Ever wanted to nurture your creativity and learn something new? The expert team at Creative Escapes provides a stress-free and all-inclusive experience so all you have to do is focus on your new chosen hobby. Budding photographers can hone their camera skills on the Summer Sirens picnic photoshoot at Shallow Crossing or learn the art of string and cord weaving from foraged and prepared plant fibres. These packages are great for girls trips, where you want to do something fun and different whilst being surrounded by the calming sights and sounds of Mother Nature. All guests can stay at one of the three beach houses that are a short stroll from Narrawallee Beach and Narrawallee Inlet. The small coastal hamlet of Narrawallee is laidback and peaceful, where the sounds of the waves will have you appreciating your downtime and the simple pleasures in life.

Best Nature & Adventure Experiences - Creative Escapes
Best Nature & Adventure Experiences - Sailing on Jervis Bay

Sailing on Jervis Bay

Book your own private sailing charter for a luxurious way to explore Jervis Bay. A day out on the crystal clear waters with Jervis Bay Sailing Charters or Discover Jervis Bay Luxury Sailing is a very special experience to remember. Whether you want to spoil that special someone with a romantic trip or discover the sea with a crew of your friends, a private sailing trip means that you have the catamaran all to yourself and can make your adventure unique. Your private skipper will do all the work as you laze back and soak up the incredible scenery. Check out the twilight sailing adventure where you can sip on some champagne and catch a glorious Shoalhaven sunset from the water.

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