The majestic strip of coastline making up the Shoalhaven Region is famous for its beaches, hidden bays, interesting little country towns, great food and wine and many natural attractions - but it doesn't stop there. You can also explore the lush hinterland and mountains that make this such a popular destination just out of Sydney
. Book the right hotel in Shoalhaven Heads and you will be rewarded with spectacular views as you relax on your holiday.
What makes the Shoalhaven Region an irresistible getaway is the fantastic beaches. Grab your surfboard and test your skills on the breaks at Bawley Point or Mollymook, or take a slower pace and throw a fishing line in off the shore. Many beaches are safe for children, so bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the real beauty of this unspoilt coastline.
Take advantage of the nice, sunny weather and book a canoe and go paddling in Jervis Bay, or if the season is right jump on a whale watching tour from Huskisson to gaze at the humpback whales on their migratory swim. If you want to go walking there are plenty of nature tracks in and through the national parks, so enjoy a scenic bush walk and see what native animals you can spot.
The villages have developed a booming craft scene, as talented artisans flock to the quaint little towns. Be inspired by their abilities as you stroll through many studios and potters in residence, and find something unique to bring home as a souvenir. If food is what you're looking for, much of the local produce is organic, straight from market gardens. Try some locally produced coffee or some fresh seafood - the oysters at Greenwell Point are not to be missed!
The wineries in the region are awesome, with over 20 vineyards and 11 cellar doors to allow you to get a real taste for the local wine. Coolangatta Estate and Cambewarra Estate are two of the most famous, both having won many awards for the quality of their wine.
Only an hour and a half's drive south of Sydney, the Shoalhaven Region is an ideal getaway packed full of local culture, fantastic wildlife and amazing beaches. Book your hotel in Shoalhaven Heads now, and take your family on their next great holiday!