Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in the Shoalhaven

A glittering, untouched region on the NSW South Coast.

Start exploring the Shoalhaven with a luxury stay or boutique accommodation

From stunning coastal walks and beautiful beaches to cute towns and friendly locals, the Shoalhaven is understandably one of New South Wales’ favourite destinations. Here, you’ll find few manmade attractions. Rather, the Shoalhaven on the South Coast lets its natural beauty do the talking – pristine bays, idyllic beaches and verdant hinterland teeming with national parks.

Trying to cram the Shoalhaven into one hurried day trip would be a mighty effort and at the risk of missing out on sights that make you say "Wow," another option is to work your way through the sights by picking a central town as your headquarters. A variety of boutique Shoalhaven accommodation is available, so you'll be able to rest up in comfort - whether it's at a lagoon camp or in a contemporary apartment - before tackling a new to-do each day.

Among the region’s assembly of towns (there are 49 in total) are the likes of Nowra, Shoalhaven Heads, Callala Bay and Swanhaven. Where to start first? Explore the colonial history of Kangaroo Valley, or take a cooking class at Kangaroo Valley Olives. If massages and facials are more your pace, hole up in one of the luxurious spa retreats. Other to-dos include leaving on a whale-watching tour or kayaking alongside dolphins from Huskisson, and hopping between the beaches at Milton, Mollymook and Ulladulla.

When your appetite lets you know it’s time to eat, the area isn’t short of places to sate your hunger. Discover restaurants using farm-fresh ingredients, cellar doors dishing up mouth-watering drops and local markets offering a bounty of incredible produce. From the Shoalhaven you have Australia’s Oyster Coast at your fingertips. Eight major oyster-producing estuaries are located in the area and warrant a visit, no matter what your opinion on this delicacy.

Keen to start seeing the Shoalhaven? Of course you, and our collection of luxury Shoalhaven accommodation is the perfect springboard for your next adventure. See our range of New South Wales accommodation for even more travel inspiration.