Shoalhaven Itinerary with Robert King
After four years living as a photographer in Los Angeles. I decided to come home to visit my family in New South Wales.
After arriving in Australia, I went searching for a location to shoot kangaroos by the beach. My aim was to share an Aussie photographer portfolio with my American friends to entice them to visit. That’s when I stumbled across Murramarang National Park. Following this, Pebbly Beach became my first destination in Shoalhaven. Since then, I have travelled to Shoalhaven multiple times in 2021 to capture the stunning landscapes.
Kangaroo Valley and Nowra
If you’re coming from north of Sydney head via Tourist Drive 8 through Bowral, as a result, you will come across three waterfalls Carrington Falls, Belmore Falls and Fitzroy Falls. Each waterfall can be viewed from great vantage points on short detours from this main route.
As you travel home, squeeze in Ben’s Walk Nowra, a pet friendly loop track where you can enjoy views of the Shoalhaven River. Stop by the Instagram-worthy suspension bridge amongst the trees with your pup trailing on leash. Before leaving Shoalhaven, travel to Kangaroo Valley for a guided paddle with Valley Outdoors in Kangaroo Valley. The friendly guides educate and steer you on a secluded paddle on Tallowa Dam where you can find small hidden waterfalls and enjoy a rainforest paradise.
Jervis Bay and Huskisson
You simply can’t come to the Shoalhaven without getting in the water and there is no place better to do that than Jervis Bay. For instance, Woebegone Freedive offers a must-do experience to swim with dolphins, seals and whales or just explore the underwater some say “magic” caves. Take a trip to Pilgrims Huskisson for a mouth-watering vegetarian burger whilst watching the sunset at Greenfield Beach. If you’re an early riser head to Blenheim Beach for sunrise.
An adventure lover’s paradise, a photographer’s natural backdrop, a must-visit place for the bucket list. Make your own Shoalhaven itinerary by clicking the ‘add to my wishlist’ icon on the site.
Robert King, Photographer.