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South Coast region

Overview

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.

Activities in this region (220)

Chasing waterfalls

Fitzroy Falls, Morton National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

The award-winning Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre offers information on the region’s local Aboriginal culture, wildlife and birdwatching, in the Southern Highlands.

Get sweeping views of Kiama

Jamberoo lookout, Budderoo National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk

Jamberoo lookout

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

Greenglade picnic area, Nadgee Nature Reserve. Photo. Lyn Evans

Greenglade picnic area

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.

Rainforest magic

Person crossing a bridge over a creek, Rainforest Loop walk. Photo: Andy Richards

Rainforest loop walk

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.

Kayaking in Nelson lagoon, Mimosa Rocks National Park. Photo: David Finnegan