The award-winning Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre offers information on the region’s local Aboriginal culture, wildlife and birdwatching, in the Southern Highlands.
South Coast region
Stretching from the Wollongong to Eden and the Victorian border, the NSW South Coast tempts you with clear waters and national parks teeming with walks, waterfalls and wildlife. Discover its white sand beaches, rainforests and untamed coastline.
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South Coast NSW is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and bird watching. Walk on the whitest beach sand in the world in Jervis Bay, and explore the rainforests of the Southern Highlands with a visit to the cascading Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park. Further south, you'll find the untamed Ben Boyd National Park – a great spot for swimming, fishing, picnicking and beach camping.
Rocky cliffs hug the southern coastline stretching from Shoalhaven to Eden, renowned for its prime whale watching spots. Head out to sea on a dolphin or whale watching cruise, or get up close with the fur seals and little penguins of Montague Island. With so many things to do, take your time to explore the pristine beauty of South Coast NSW.
- NSW National Parks Pocket Guide to the South Coast (8001042 pdf)
Activities in this region (217)
- 4WD touring
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters
- Sailing, boating and cruises
- Road trips and car/bus tours
- Horse riding
- Other experiences
- Snorkelling and scuba
- Wildflowers (seasonal)
- Aboriginal culture
- Cafes and kiosks
- Cultural heritage
- Historic heritage
- Picnics and barbecues
- Visitor centres
- Guided tours
- Volunteer activities
Get sweeping views of Kiama
Enjoy spectacular scenic views of Kiama and Lake Illawarra from Budderoo National Park’s Jamberoo lookout. On clear days, this lookout is fantastic for photography.
Picnic by the beach
From Greenglade picnic area you can explore one of the most magical and deserted beaches in Nadgee. Try your luck at fishing and spend the day relaxing at this convenient spot.
Ideal for walking with children, the beautiful Rainforest loop walk takes an hour to complete. It’s located within Minnamurra Rainforest Centre in Budderoo National Park.