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Shoalhaven Coast
Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on August 13, 2020 Share on

Things to do in Shoalhaven Coast while walking around barefoot

The city of Shoalhaven in Australia is surrounded by mountains, coastal plains and lots of beautiful beaches. Just an easy two-hour drive from Sydney which is like 160 kilometres, you will be in this beautiful paradise. If you are coming from Canberra, then you need to drive north for almost 200 kilometres. It will take close to 3 hours to reach Shoalhaven Coast. Are you a water – lover? Then this is the right place for you. The city holds plenty of beaches and lakes, you can go surfing on the beaches, do fishing, play some watersports and enjoy boating. Shoalhaven is a place of rich local culture, the annual food festival, wine and festival of art and other events. After your good Sunday brunch, wander around the weekend markets. Shoalhaven has around twenty vineyards and eleven cellar doors. They even take you on a tour for a wine tasting. Here, we bring to you the top things to do in Shoalhaven Coast.

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Places to visit in Shoalhaven

Here is the list of top things to do in Shoalhaven Coast in Australia. Make sure you add them to your bucket list and enjoy

1. Booderee National Park

It is considered as one of Australia’s most beautiful national parks. The extraordinary native wildlife along with massive botanic gardens are one of the main features of Booderee National Park.

The government and the local Indigenous community jointly maintains and manages this beautiful national park. Swimming, diving and surfing on ocean beaches and the bay areas are possible here. By going through the visitor centre you can get information about the camping and walking trail maps.

The best place to indulge in surfing is Cave Beach and Bherwherre Beach. You can find the famous back to nature camping at Bristol Point, Green Patch and Cave Beach where there are only tents. It is always better to book in advance through the visitor centre if you are planning to visit in the Summer season.

2. Silos Estate

If you are looking for a unique holiday experience then Silos Estate is the best place to visit in Shoalhaven. This is the place where you can relax in a cottage overlooking their vineyards. You can go on a winery tour, taste their wines or you can also enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant which is present in the Silos Estate.

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It was an old working vineyard operating from buildings that were built in the 1870s. Now it has been fully restored and it is one of the best sightseeing spots in Shoalhaven Coast. This estate is located just a few minutes drive from all the nearby attractions in Shoalhaven. From Sydney, you will take two hours to drive into Silos Estate.

The estate is nature friendly and there is no emission of carbon here. It also features lots of modern initiatives for the environment that includes the recycling of water. And, if you drive an electric vehicle they have complimentary charging stations (16 stations) for the vehicle owners to use.

3. Bussola

When you are in Berry, be sure to visit this restaurant. The place is a perfect spot for lunch or dinner. Do not miss having a meal in Bussola when you are visiting Shoalhaven Coast. Their unexpected flavour combos like ricotta, pineapple and barbeque sauce, ham and pickled pear make the pizzas at Bussola delicious. Try these flavorful dishes and enjoy your meal experience.

Sweet potato gnocchi in Moreish style and truly delicious Cicchetti will please your taste buds. Order pizza of your choice or if you are a vegan, try their gluten-free pizzas. 

4. Coolangatta Estate

Since 1990, Coolangatta has been in the process of preserving and bottling its creamy Semillons and fruit flavoured Savagins. These are also the signature ones at the Coolangatta Estate.

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The informal and friendly experience at the cellar-door and the perfectly tasting wines make this estate a worthy place to visit. It is located in the north side of the country, which is 13 km from the east of Bomaderry and before Shoalhaven Heads.

If you can stick around till lunch, then you can enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant present inside the estate. They also serve nibbles of cheese, ceviche and oysters where every dish is matched with Coolangatta wine. You can also choose to stay in the convict-built cottages that are available in the estate.

5. Fitzroy Falls

One of the most astonishing waterfalls located in Australia is the Fitzroy. It remains the most popular stopping point for travellers who are travelling towards the Southern Highlands. You can easily reach this place by car, as it only takes 2 hours from Sydney.

Falling from a height of 81m from the near-straight sandstone cliffs, this falls can be a thrilling experience. It got its name from Sir Charles Fitzroy who was the Governor of New South Wales. It was named to honour him, after his visit to the falls in the 19th century.

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Fitzroy Falls is located in the South-west of Sydney in Australia. There are walking tracks named East and West, which you can choose to explore the areas around. On the way, you will find several lookouts where you can enjoy the exciting scenery. Do not forget to take amazing pictures. The track can be slippery at times, ensure that you take extra care. On Belmore road, 12 Km from the Fitzroy falls you can also find the Belmore Falls. The Belmore Waterfall is another impressive attraction also a perfect picnic spot.

Also Read: The Best Time to Visit Australia

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