Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven accommodation deal

Accommodation in Shoalhaven & surrounding regions

With so much on offer, it makes sense that the coastline of the Shoalhaven is home to a huge range of holiday park options. We've collected some of our favourites for you here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Book two nights on turu and get two nights free!*

1. Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park

2. Bendalong Point Tourist Park

3. Burrill Lake Tourist Park

4. Crookhaven Heads Tourist Park

5. Currarong Beachside Tourist Park

6. Huskisson Beach Tourist Resort

7. Huskisson White Sands Tourist Park

8. Kangaroo Valley Tourist Park

9. Lake Conjola Entrance Tourist Park

10. Lake Tabourie Tourist Park

11. Swan Lake Tourist Village

12. Ulladulla Headland Tourist Park

Find and book accommodation in the Shoalhaven today.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Offer only applies to bookings of 4 nights, (Pay 2, Get 2 nights free)
  • Free nights must be claimed at time of stay.
  • Free nights to be redeemed at equal or lesser value.
  • Subject to availability at participating Holiday Haven Tourist Parks only.
  • Valid for stays between 1 May 2014 and 31st August 2014.
  • Valid only during standard season.
  • Not valid with any other offer.
  • Normal booking terms and conditions apply.

Things to do and see in Shoalhaven, New South Wales

The Shoalhaven area is one of Australia's most diverse holiday regions. Bordered by mountains and stretches of coast, the Shoalhaven encompasses 49 towns and villages and no less than 109 outstanding beaches. Festivals celebrating local food, wine, arts and culture dot the holiday calendar, and the natural mix of beach and bush make this a destination for everyone.

To discover the best of this stunning region, keep reading our Shoalhaven travel guide. Or, check out the best Shoalhaven holiday accommodation now.

Shoalhaven heads

Shoalhaven attractions

The Shoalhaven stretches along Australia's east coast from Berry in the north to Durras in the south. The quaint township of Berry, just two hours south of Sydney, boasts antique stores and cafes, with Seven Mile Beach National Park just a short drive away. Further south, Nowra is a cultural hub for holidaymakers, and the Nowra Entertainment Centre plays host to local and international acts. Further along the Shoalhaven, the historic village of Kangaroo Valley is within proximity to more than 20 walking trails, while Hyams Beach, on the southern shores of Jervis Bay, is one of the east coast's most idyllic coastal destinations.

These are just a few of the highlights found along the traveller's oasis that is the Shoalhaven.

Shoalhaven events

As well as natural scenery and coastal getaways, the Shoalhaven plays host to scores of festivals and events. The Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival takes place in cellar doors and wineries throughout the region each June, and offers a chance to taste local produce and experience some of the Shoalhaven's most spectacular scenery. In Berry alone, you can attend a Celtic Festival, Quilting Retreat or Gardens Festival, depending on the time of year. Also watch out for Escape ARTfest in Milton, New Years Eve celebrations in Huskisson, and the Blessing of the Fleet Festival in Ulladulla every Easter.

Free things to do in Shoalhaven

The most obvious Shoalhaven activity for the visitor on a budget is a swim at one of the beautiful beaches that dot the coastline. Jervis Bay is home to a marine park that is a favourite for divers: visibility in these clear waters is generally at 10-20m, allowing visitors to swim with dolphins, wobbegong sharks, weedy sea dragons and blue gropers. Hanging Rock Lookout at Nowra is another free activity, towering 45m above the river and offering spectacular views of the Shoalhaven. The Munyunga Waraga Dhugan Walking Trail in Booderee National Park is a highlight for Aboriginal cultural heritage, and nearby Cape St George Lighthouse is perched beside dramatic cliffs overlooking the sea.

Family-friendly places to visit in Shoalhaven

  • Bushwalk at Greenfields Beach: Sutton Street, Vincentia NSW 2540 [FREE]
  • Booderee Botanic Gardens: Caves Beach Road, Jervis Bay NSW 2540 [FREE]
  • Millhouse Art Gallery: Princes Highway, Milton NSW 2538
  • Kangaroo Valley Village Markets: Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577 [FREE, 2nd Saturday of every month]
  • Shoalhaven Seafood and Produce Fair: River Road, Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535 [FREE, every Saturday]

Shoalhaven weather: when to visit

Like most coastal destinations, summer provides the best beach-going weather with temperatures up to 26 degrees in the warmer months. During winter, the maximum temperatures drop around 10 degrees, but the region moves into whale watching season, during which lucky onlookers may catch a glimpse of migrating whale populations. Bushwalks are also ideal on clear, crisp mornings during the cooler months.