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You can keep busy all day by visiting the many wonderful places and enjoying the magnificent scenery in surrounding areas. The stunning Kangaroo Valley and Jervis Bay, Hyams Beach along with the quaint village of Berry and the towns of Gerringong and Kiama that are all nearby. Coolangatta Winery with its selection of local wines and tasting is well worth a visit as is HMAS Albatross also home to the Fleet Air Arm Museum (formerly known as, and now incorporating, Australia’s Museum of Flight).The museum is a high profile tourist attraction and a visit is highly recommended.
Kangaroo Valley is described by many as “The most beautiful valley in Australia”. Certainly, we think it deserves a higher ranking as one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Situated just two hours south of Sydney or north of Canberra, the experience of visiting Kangaroo Valley is inspiring.
There are many local wineries within the area, for cellar door times please ring direct. Cambewarra Estate, Coolangatta, Jaspers Valley Wines, Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery, Mountain Ridge Wines are just a few very close to the Motel.
Hyams Beach having the whitest sand in the world. It is the most famous and popular of the myriad bays and beaches in Jervis Bay. Facing east and looking directly at Point Perpendicular, Hyams rarely receives any swell other than a gentle shore breaks it is a safe family beach. At the north end of the wide two kilometre shoreline is a rock platform with its own sandy beach spot.
Located in the Jervis Bay Territory of Australia. With its unspoiled beaches and abundant flora and fauna, the park is extremely popular with tourists. The park’s sea cliffs are the highest in New South Wales and among the highest anywhere on the east coast of Australia. The Cape St George Lighthouse ruin is considered the most significant European heritage site in the park. The beach at Greenpatch is a popular destination and is said to have the whitest sand in the world. In addition, there are abundant surf breaks on the ocean sides of the Park.
The Shoalhaven River is a good place for all water activities such as boating, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. There are many parks along its shores for walking, picnicking or just lazing in the sun and admiring its natural stunning beauty. A must visit while in Nowra.
Museum displays now depict the various eras of Naval Aviation commencing with biplanes operating from Australian cruisers in World War I, progressing though World War II, the foundation of the Fleet Air Arm, the Vietnam War Helicopter Flight and up to the current ship-borne helicopters that now operate with the Fleet.
It is the largest zoo on the NSW South Coast, bringing together over 100 species of native and exotic mammals, birds and reptiles. Set in 16 acres of native bushland and resting on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River, you’ll find plenty to see and do during your visit.
With migration numbers increasing annually, you won’t be able to miss the whales on their way to warmer waters, and then make the return trip with their new-born calves in tow. There are seals, little penguins, dolphins and amazing birds including the spectacular albatross to see. If you would like to see the whales up close and personal, why not book a whale watching tour. With powder-fine white sand and clear turquoise waters, the beaches of Gerringong, Jervis Bay Culburra, Hyams beach are famous beaches amongst the safest and most beautiful in the world.
The Shoalhaven offers many different walks. From climbing Pigeon House Mountain to the gentle beauty of Ben’s Walk there is something to suit everyone. Ben’s Walk Nowra: The complete track provides a leisurely return walk of about 5.5kms taking about 2 hours. Bomaderry Creek Walking Track: Access to the principal track head is via Narang Road in Bomaderry. The route of the track follows Bomaderry Creek which has carved a course through sandstone forming impressive cliffs, rock walls, overhangs and caves. Commencing at the Weir/Narang Road track head there is a choice of walks available.
The complete track provides a leisurely return walk of about 5.5kms taking about 2 hours. Enjoy your walk!
Access to the principal track head is via Narang Road in Bomaderry, there are a small number of parking spaces at the track head but extra spaces are available at the Bomaderry Tennis Courts 50 metres away. The route of the track follows Bomaderry Creek which has carved a course through sandstone forming impressive cliffs, rock walls, overhangs and caves. Commencing at the Weir/ Narang Road track head there is a choice of walks available.
Jervis Bay National Park is on the south coast New South Whales and consists of several protected areas on the northern and western shores of Jervis Bay.