Shoalhaven is bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and 100 magnificent beaches, and includes 49 towns and villages.

    From Sydney, it’s an easy two hours drive 160 kilometres south. And from Canberra, it’s a two and a half hour drive north of around 200 kilometres.

    Water-lovers have so much choice with a wealth of lakes and inlets, great surf beaches, excellent tidal and beach fishing, boating and watersports. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy some excellent bushwalks with an abundance of native flora and fauna to discover. Rich in local culture, the Shoalhaven’s many annual food, wine and arts festivals and events have become popular reasons to getaway. A wander through our colourful weekend markets is also a popular pastime, often after a leisurely Sunday brunch.

    Foodies love the range of fresh produce farmed and harvested locally including delectable seafood, market garden produce, wine, dairy, coffee and olive oil. And our many cafes, bistros, takeaways and restaurants ensure you’re never short of places to enjoy it all. For those that love a good drop, the region offers 20 vineyards, and 11 cellar doors, as well as wine tasting tours for weekenders.

    The Shoalhaven’s temperate climate is comfortable all year round, with balmy sea breezes to cool in summer and clean crisp air for long country walks in winter. 

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    - How To Get Here

    - Coming from Canberra? Check out Main Road 92.

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    Our Visitor Services staff are local experts in everything Shoalhaven, and would love to help you plan your trip. You can drop in to see them at our Nowra or Ulladulla Visitors Centres, or give them a call on (02)44210778. 

    Both our visitors centres offer delicious locally made goodies for sale, including chocolates from the Treat Factory, hand-made soaps, tea from The Berry Tea Shop, souvenirs and lots more. They also both have a cafe inside the centre, so grab a coffee or some brunch on your way into town. 

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    Shoalhaven Visitor Centre (Nowra)

     42 Bridge Road, Nowra NSW 2541
      (02) 4421 0778
      tourism@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

    Shoalhaven Visitor Centre (Ulladulla)

     Civic Centre Princes Highway Ulladulla NSW 2539
      (02) 4444 8819
      tourism@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

    Additional centres available at:

    Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

     Woollamia Rd, Huskisson NSW 2540
      (02) 4441 5675
     

     

    Booderee National Park

     Village Rd, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
      (02) 4443 0977

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