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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 Beowa 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 (274)

Chasing waterfalls

Fitzroy Falls, Morton National Park. Photo: John Yurasek © DPIE

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

A man stands at Jamberoo lookout, Budderoo National Park. Photo credit: Michael Van Ewijk © DPIE

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

View of vistors walking across the creek along Lyrebird loop walk. Photo credit: David Finnegan © DPIE

Lyrebird loop walk

Ideal for walking with children, the beautiful Lyrebird loop walk takes an hour to complete. It’s located within Minnamurra Rainforest Centre in Budderoo National Park.