A charming seaside town, Shoalhaven Heads offers access to an array of natural wonders, such as Coolangatta Mountain, Seven Mile Beach and Shoalhaven River. The area is known for its surfing, wineries and seafood restaurants.
Things to do in Shoalhaven Heads
Spend a day at the water’s edge on Seven Mile Beach to find white sands and frothy waves that stretch from the mouth of the Shoalhaven River to Gerroa. Go for a swim, take your board out into the waves or join a wakeboarding or waterskiing expedition with Free Motion Sports.
For a taste of colonial heritage, visit the Coolangatta Estate. Head to the region’s only Five Red star winery to sample an abundance of delectable vintages, take a self-guided historic tour and enjoy dining on fresh produce at Alexanders Grill.
Go on a relaxing journey through Seven Mile Beach National Park. Stroll beneath the trees, admire the local wildlife or pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Beach Road picnic area. When you want some sunshine, leave the shade of the trees and meander down the beach, keeping your eyes peeled for a whales.
Get some exercise while enjoying oceanfront views from the Shoalhaven Heads golf course. This 18-hole course is challenging, offering natural landscapes and tough bunkers. When you’re done playing, enjoy a drink on the veranda overlooking the greens.
Getting around Shoalhaven Heads
Shoalhaven Heads is about 2.5 hours’ drive south of Sydney. The easiest way of getting around is by car, but there are some public bus options available. You can also explore the area on a Segway.