South Coast NSW bursts with exciting attractions.
Sparkling coastline and beaches, shimmering lakes, quirky formations, and gem-rich national parks are among its many goodies.
Looking for a reason to visit the region? Well, we have 13 of them to inspire you.
And that is just the beginning…
South Coast NSW is home to seriously funky formations, and Wallaga Lake and neighbouring Bermagui have a couple of absolute beauties. Well-named Horse Head Rock and Camel Rock are striking creations that make for essential viewing and outstanding photos.
This famous attraction has been wowing crowds for years and is a must for the South Coast NSW bucket list. Watch in awe from a dedicated viewing platform as seawater is tossed ferociously to great heights. An evening visit offers a different, slightly eerie experience. The area is floodlit until 1am.
Stay at: BIG4 Easts Beach, Kiama.
Glittering beaches are a region staple, and this is among the best. Dazzling blue-greenish waters, a long stretch of golden sand, and ample opportunities for aquatic-based leisure ensure Tathra Beach is a magnet. Kangaroos and wallabies are regular morning visitors, too.
Stay at: Tasman - Tathra Beach.
This is a gem among the cluster of glittering lakes in South Coast NSW. The aquatic playground is well-suited to the likes of fishing, kayaking, and waterskiing, while there’s easy beach access, too. Better yet, the lake and its accompanying village are surrounded by sprawling national parks.
Stay at: BIG4 Ingenia Lake Conjola.
Picturesque Narooma typifies the allure of the region, and a stroll along this path exposes its immense beauty at the cost of just a few calories. Admire the vivid emerald waters of Wagonga Inlet and keep watch for stingrays and large schools of fish.
Stay at: BIG4 Narooma.
Uncover star-studded national parks in South Coast NSW, like this one. Murramarang bursts with goodies: Contrasting landscapes that mix beautiful bush with beach, rugged cliffs and headlands, variable wildlife, and excellent walking paths to admire it all.
Soak up sensational views while sipping on boutique wine or beer at this instantly inviting attraction. With a cellar door, microbrewery, and fromagerie, there’s plenty to tempt the taste buds. And from the site’s slightly elevated positioning, enjoy a magnificent outlook that incorporates Burrill Lake and the Budawang Range.
Searching for South Coast hidden treasures? This is a classic. Guerilla Bay is shrouded in beauty, featuring brilliant beach and stunning craggy rock formations that are among the oldest on Australia’s east coast. Prepare for a succession of amazing photo ops.
Here, jaw-dropping scenery meets fascinating historical remnants. Comprising a northern and southern section, Ben Boyd is packed with highlights that include Green Cape Lighthouse, Davidson Whaling Station, Bittangabee Bay, Boyds Tower, and the Pinnacles lookout.
Stay at: Ingenia Eden Beachfront.
Eye-catching basalt columns dominate these spectacular surrounds. They are a throwback to the area’s mining days, coupled with longstanding exposure to the sea’s fury. It all makes for a dream for photographers, particularly at sunset. Nearby are more funky formations: volcanic wonders known as Cathedral Rocks.
Stay at: BIG4 Easts Beach.
The site is unique, as it’s Australia’s only seaside goldfield. And a guided tour of the attraction reveals a host of interesting and intriguing yarns. Uncover its short-lived but prosperous gold-rush past and hear about the unsolved Bermagui Mystery among much more.
Exciting exploration awaits in this feature-rich park. Deua reveals a litany of landscapes, including rugged rock features, rivers, and plenty of greenery. A huge chasm known as The Big Hole and eye-catching Marble Arch are among the star attractions. It all begins roughly 25km inland from Moruya,
Located just 9km offshore from Narooma, this island is a dream day-trip destination. Montague attracts various engaging marine life – including fur seals, little penguins, and whales – which can all be witnessed on land or a not-to-be-forgotten diving adventure. And the views from here are simply spectacular. Access is by guided tour only.
Stay at: BIG4 Narooma.