The South Coast of New South Wales, Australia / Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Mollymook, Ulladalla ...

Not too far from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, there are many relaxing vacation spots within a day's drive. Most visitors head to the Hunter Valley wine region or the Blue Mountains to the west. Consequently, most visitors to Australia are missing out on the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales.

To catch a glimpse of the South Coast, you rent a car in Sydney and head south on the Princes Highway along the spectacular coastline. The region offers a magnificent diversity of coastal, forest, mountain and rural country. Its natural, unspoiled environment provides the atmosphere for a peaceful, relaxing or adventurous visit in contact with Australia's unique flora and fauna. The variety of natural experiences and the mildness of the climate identifies the South Coast as an all-season destination. Depending on how far you want to go, you can drive from 2 to 5 hours to see this region..

Here is a brief overview of some areas worth taking a look at. For more detailed information, we recommend that you log on to www.southcoast.com.au.

  • Shoalhaven - The Shoalhaven boasts a wide range of popular natural attractions. As well as its magnificent beaches and waterways, the Shoalhaven is home to the famous and beautiful areas of Jervis Bay, the Kangaroo Valley, Ettrema Wilderness, Budawang Ranges and Morton National Park.

    Nowra is the largest coastal town on the NSW south coast and the business and administrative 'capital' of the Shoalhaven.

  • Mollymook-Milton-Ulladalla Region - Beaches, Lakes and Bays abound with 35 klms of beaches to choose from. Mollymook is best known for its sweeping white sandy beach and family-friendly facilities. Mollymook Bay abounds with sealife and is home to the famous surfing Bottlenose Dolphins with frequent whale sightings during migration season.
  • Eurobodalla Coast - The incredibly beautiful Eurobodalla Coast covers over 100 kilometres of spectacular coastline and pristine hinterland along the south coast of the state of NSW. This is some of Australia's best coastal playground where you can experience a wide diversity of our natural environments, flora and fauna. Key towns include Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma.
  • The Sapphire Coast - The Sapphire Coast, also known as the Bega Valley, is the most southerly coastal region in NSW. This area is famous for it's wonderful coastline and water activities such as gamefishing and surfing. Popular towns include Pambula and Merimbula. Beaches are plentiful as are activities.
  • Other nearby regions include the national capital city Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, the Southern Highlands, and the Snowy Mountains. The Southern Highlands region boasts many beautiful and spectacular natural attractions to delight the visitor. The Wombeyan Caves, Mt Gibraltar and the Fitzroy Falls are some of the best known of these attractions. Canberra is Australia's modern capital city and offers a whole host of museums, galleries and memorials. The Snowy Mountain region covers a wide area of the highest mountain ranges in Australia, as well as the open plains of the Monaro and the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. This is where you will find Australia's premier ski fields.

So many visitors visit Sydney, especially people from overseas. We encourage people to see and enjoy this wonderful city. However, there is whole other world just on Sydney's southern doorstep that will show the visitor from overseas a completely different view of Australia.

More information on the New South Wales South Coast, including accommodation and tour information, can be found at www.southcoast.com.au.

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