What To Do
With 49 towns and villages, and 109 beaches, there is always something wonderful to do and see in the Shoalhaven. If you’re up some fun exploring with the family you can go it alone, or join one of our tours with a local to get an insider’s knowledge of the Shoalhaven region.
Water-lovers have so much choice with a wealth of lakes and inlets, great surf beaches, excellent tidal and beach fishing, boating and watersports. Popular activities include kayaking on Jervis Bay, or heading out to spot whales and dolphins from Huskisson.
Nature enthusiasts can enjoy some excellent bushwalks with an abundance of native flora and fauna to discover. We’ve got national parks by the dozen, many offering scenic bushwalks and an insight into Australia’s indigenous way of life.
Culture vultures can immerse themselves in the work of our many talented artisans, follow the trails of artist’s studios and see potters in residence. Wander and explore our many country villages such as the delightful Berry and Milton.
Foodies love the range of fresh produce farmed and harvested locally by our food producers including delectable seafood, market garden produce, wine, dairy, coffee and olive oil. Don’t miss the Oysters from Greenwell Point, and cheese from French-Cheese.
And there’s plenty of places for eating out at our many cafes, bistros, takeaways and restaurants. Try the Trevi Fountain – Italian naturally, Tory’s seafood, Harbourside and the Boatshed. You can even have a creative dabble with food yourself at several good cooking schools.
For those that love a tasty drop, our wineries will impress. The region offers 20 vineyards, and 11 cellar doors, as well as wine tasting tours for weekenders. Visit and taste at our medal-winning wineries Coolangatta Estate and Cambewarra Estate, or enjoy jazz on a Sunday afternoon.
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.
And shopping is an all-weather option to keep you happy with a mix of larger stores in the major centres of Nowra and Ulladulla, and some lovely boutique shops featuring handmade and unusual items all along the coast.