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Published June 28th 2020
This list bursts with exciting attractions for all interests
South Coast of New South Wales is home to sparkling coastline and beaches, shimmering lakes, quirky natural rock formations, quaint towns, heritage and historic sites, and gem-rich National Parks.
Any road trip or a scenic drive to the South Coast is not complete without stopping at one of the attractions below!
1. Rock Formations
The Sapphire Coast is not just home to stunning colourful heads; it is also home to spectacular natural rock formations including Horse Head Rock (believed to be around 500 million years old and among the oldest rocks in New South Wales), Camel Rock and The Pinnacles. These striking natural formations make for essential stops, viewing and stunning photos.
Wallaga Lake is the largest lake in southern New South Wales; it was formed by the drowning of two river valleys between 6-10,000 years ago. It makes for the perfect stop to enjoy the serenity of natural surroundings. Wallaga Lake is home of Umbarra, the black duck, the totem of the Yuin-Monaro people. Merriman's Island, within the lake, is gazetted as an Aboriginal place in recognition of its significance to the local Aboriginal people.
There are many water-based activities to enjoy at the lake, including fishing, swimming, boating, sailing, water skiing, as well as land activities such as bushwalking, birdwatching and wildlife spotting.
There are picnic areas and toilet facilities available, as well as nearby accommodation.
Located 9km offshore from Narooma, Montague Island is a dream day trip destination. It is home to an array of engaging marine life, including fur seals, little penguins, dolphins, and whales (during migration season).
There is so much to be enjoyed on land as well as unforgettable underwater experiences.
This best-kept secret National Park, located near Tathra, is home to an array of coastal walks, birdwatching opportunities, water-based activities, secluded beaches, and spectacular cliffs along the rugged coastline.