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Published July 30th 2020
This list is your cheat sheet to the NSW South Coast region
The South Coast of New South Wales is one of the most beautiful coasts of Australia, and it is jam-packed with many things to do, see, experience, discover and explore, making it the coast with the most!
The South Coast is home to magical waterways, beaches galore, lakes and rivers, as well as lush bushland and rainforest, mountains and valleys.
The South Coast is home to an abundance of must-see attractions
There is an array of natural attractions, quaint villages, rich heritage and history, as well as many hidden gems.
* Please note that some of the attractions below were affected by the devastating bushfires and some attractions perished. Please do not let this dishearten you from visiting the beauty of the South Coast.
Also, do note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic some attractions will also be closed. Please check the websites before visiting.
Deua National Park, accessed from Moruya- This National Park is home to The Big Hole, an ancient rock feature of Marble Arch where stalactites hand from ancient elevated ceilings. It is also home to an array of birdlife and wildlife, water-based activities, and pastoral heritage.
Bournda National Park, near Tathra- This National Park is jam-packed with crowd-free stunning beaches backed by a rugged coastline. It is also home to Wallagoot Lake where swimming and boating can be enjoyed.
Mimosa Rocks National Park, near Bega- Home to spectacular rock formations galore, best admired from epic headlands. There are also stunning beaches and lagoons.
Eurobodalla National Park, reached from Moruya or Narooma- This coastal classic National Park is home to incredible beaches, lakes, a wealth of birdlife and wildlife, as well as spectacular walking paths.
Murramarang National Park, surrounding near South Durras- You will find a mix of sprawling rainforest with enticing beaches, and an array of beautiful rainforest walks.
Montague Island Nature Reserve- Located only 9km offshore from Narooma, Montague Island is home to an adorable assortment of marine life, including fur seals, little penguins, and an abundance of birdlife. Access to the Island is by tour only.
Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens, Batemans Bay- This Botanic Garden boasts with a cluster of trails that highlight the magnificent flora and fauna that are native to the area.
Horse Head Rock, Bermagui- This striking rock formation believed to be around 500 million years old and among the oldest rocks in New South Wales.
Camel Rock, Bermagui- Another striking rock formation to add to the must-see list! The rock formation of folded 470 million-year-old turbidite beds was created by underwater avalanches 450 million years ago!
Oaklands Barn, Pambula- You will find an animal barn home to adorable farmyard animals, pony and trail rides, and for the adults enjoy some time out at the microbrewery.
Montreal Goldfield, Bermagui- This Goldfield is Australia's only seaside goldfield and is home to a fascinating history. In 1880, gold was discovered on a beach north of Bermagui.
The goldfield was also the start of the great unsolved Bermagui Mystery-the disappearance of government surveyor and four other men.
Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant, Merimbula- The aquarium is home to a 70,000-litre Oceanarium featuring 28 tanks of local and tropical marine life of all kinds. Do not forget to see the fish feeding frenzy!
Having spent four days staying and visiting with relatives at Burrill Lake (and the Fish Shop) on the South Coast of New South Wales recently, I was amazed at the regrowth of the burnt out bushland areas . Landscape is recovering well but not so the residents affected by the 2019 bushfires.
Took a day trip to Batemans Bay for winter clothing additions, lunch of fish and chips at Malua Bay, then on to Mogo for coffee and more retail therapy.
Happy to spend my pensioner $'s with my son and two grand -daughters (school holidays) at Milton.