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13 reasons why South Coast NSW rocks

South Coast NSW bursts with exciting attractions.

Sparkling coastline and beaches, shimmering lakes, quirky formations, and gem-rich national parks are just some of its many features.

Looking for a reason to visit the region? Well, we have 13 of them to inspire you.

And that is just the beginning…

Guerilla Bay typifies the strong allure of South Coast NSW. Credit: Destination NSW.

1. Quirky rock creations, Wallaga Lake

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.

Side note: The onsite brewery at BIG4 Wallaga Lake is named after Camel Rock and, in line with the quirky theme, has some alternative beers to go with its more mainstream varieties.

Nearby park: BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park.

What to do in Wallaga Lake and neighbouring Bermagui? It's all here.

Horse Head Rock is among many funky formations in the region. Image credit:

2. Tathra Beach

Glittering beaches are a region staple, and this is among the best. Dazzling blue-greenish waters, a long stretch of golden sand, and ample opportunity for aquatic-based leisure ensure Tathra Beach is a magnet. Kangaroos and wallabies are regular morning visitors, too.

Nearby park: BIG4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park.

Tathra Beach is one of the best within South Coast NSW. Credit: Destination NSW.

3. Kiama Blowhole

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.

Nearby park: BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, Kiama.

Kiama Blowhole dazzles. Credit: Destination NSW.

4. Lake Conjola

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.

Nearby park: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Lake Conjola.

Perfect for getaways relaxing and action-packed - welcome to Lake Conjola.

5. Mill Bay Boardwalk, Narooma

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.

Nearby park: BIG4 Narooma East's Holiday Park.

Admire Narooma's aesthetic awesomeness via a dedicated boardwalk. Credit: Destination NSW.

6. Murramarang National Park, Batemans Bay

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.

Nearby parks: BIG4 parks in Batemans Bay or BIG4 Racecourse Beach Tourist Park, Bawley Point.

Murramarang is crammed with highlights. Credit: Destination NSW.

7. Cupitt winery and brewery, Ulladulla

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 please the palate. And from the site’s slightly elevated positioning, there is a magnificent outlook that incorporates Burrill Lake and the Budawang Ranges.

Nearby park: BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake or BIG4 Racecourse Beach Tourist Park, Bawley Point.

Vino and vistas: It's a good life at Cupitt winery and brewery. Credit: Destination NSW.

8. Guerilla Bay, near Broulee

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.

Nearby parks: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Broulee or BIG4 Moruya Heads East's Dolphin Beach Holiday Park.

Guerilla Bay explodes with astounding views. Credit: Destination NSW.

9. Bar Beach, Merimbula

This is another magnetising South Coast NSW beach with all-round appeal. It’s popular with families in peak times and offers excellent swimming, snorkelling, and stand-up paddleboarding prospects. It’s also a great spot to simply relax and soak up the glorious views.

Nearby park: NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort

Raising the bar: Merimbula's Bar Beach has rich appeal. Credit: Destination NSW.

10. Ben Boyd National Park, Eden

Looking for things to do in far South Coast NSW? 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, and the Pinnacles lookout.

Nearby park:BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Eden Beachfront.

Stunning scenery bursts from Ben Boyd National Park. Credit: Destination NSW.

11. Montreal Goldfield, Wallaga Lake

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. Perfect for families and couples alike.

Nearby park: BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park.

Fascinating yarns abound at Montreal Goldfield. Image courtesy: Montreal Goldfield.

12. Eurobodalla National Park, near Moruya

Exciting exploration awaits in this feature-rich park. Eurobodalla reveals a wealth of sparkling coastal vistas, beaches, lakes, and plenty of opportunity for water-based leisure. Among the many essentials is a visit to Moruya Heads lookout for prime views and a stroll along the 14km-long Bingi Dreaming Track, or at least a part of it.

Nearby park: BIG4 Moruya Heads East's Dolphin Beach Holiday Park or BIG4 Narooma East's Holiday Park.

The Bingi Dreaming Track gifts a series of glorious views. Credit: Destination NSW.

13. Montague Island Nature Reserve, near Narooma

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 enjoyed on land or a not-to-be-forgotten diving adventure. And the views from here are simply spectacular. Access is by guided tour only.

Nearby park: BIG4 Narooma East's Holiday Park.

Playful fur seals are among the headliners within Montague Island Nature Reserve. Credit: Destination NSW.

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