About Shoalhaven

Whether you’re after a rejuvenating, refreshing break, an activity-packed family holiday or a quiet romantic escape, our region offers it all.

Shoalhaven is bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and 109 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’s 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.

Accommodation options range from luxury retreats through to award-winning bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels and guesthouses, motels, tourist and caravan parks, rental apartments, holiday cottages and cabins.

Our Shoalhaven welcomes you.


  • Big 4 Bungalow Park
  • Dolphin Wild Cruises
  • Download the 2016 Shoalhaven Visitors Guide
  • Holiday Haven