Article four: Camping
Following catastrophic fires over summer, drought-breaking floods and the travel restrictions due to COVID-19 there has never been a more important time to visit – and support – the South Coast.
The region has been all but closed for the best part of 2020 and as the weather starts to warm up again, now is the perfect time to give back to local businesses who need your help more than ever.
Here is a list of amazing camp sites in around Shell Cove, whether you’re a resident looking to escape for a weekend or heading to Shellharbour for an overnight stay, here are our picks of places to stay…
Killalea State Park
This is arguably a camping experience in your backyard for anyone in the Shellharbour region, however, for those coming to town for the night or the weekend, this space is a must.
With a choice of large camping and caravan sites or a bunkhouse for large groups the beauty – and seclusion – of this site is unparalleled.
Perfect for those who love the water as your just mere meters from two of the best surf breaks in the area! To book a site or find out more, contact Reflections Holiday Park.
To the south…
If you’re looking for somewhere close (especially with kids) the BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park is an ideal spot just minutes down the highway.
Nestled between mountains and the oceans edge, this park packs a lot of punch and recent renovations have paid dividends with a new jumping pillow, Aqua Park, sealed roads for riding and a beautiful pool complex proving a huge hit with young families!
Just over one hour south of Shell Cove is the turquoise waters and breathtaking cliff tops of Currarong.
Set amongst the creek, the beach and a sleepy coastal town, Holiday Haven Currarong offers a range of accommodation options for camping, caravanning, RVs and cabin holidays. Boasting direct access to Currarong Beach, Currarong Creek and is a perfect base from which to explore the nearby wonders of Jervis Bay, Beecroft Peninsula, Point Perpendicular Lighthouse and Honeymoon Bay. Plus! It’s a dog friendly park – terms and conditions apply.
The white sands and crystal-clear waters of Huskisson have become a major tourism driver for the South Coast. It would be remiss to omit it. There is nothing this little town doesn’t offer and there is plenty of accommodation to boot.
The Jervis Bay Marine Park is famous for whales and dolphins and there are several options that will see you get up close and personal with these incredible creatures be it from above sea level with a tour operator, or below with snorkel and scuba operators or grab a SUP and go explore!
Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach is our pick for camping, caravanning or grab a cabin. It’s perfect for all ages and offers direct beach access.
Other recommendations for the South Coast
- Bendalong – feed a stingray, surf and enjoy the Aqua park
- Lake Conjola – surf, SUP, swim from sun up to sun down
- Shoalhaven Heads – fish and feast!
- Mollymook – golf, surf and explore
- Narooma – seals, tours, surfing, snorkelling, swimming, rides, oysters – you won’t get bored in Narooma!
- …and so many more