Camping with the kids

As far as destinations go, Shell Cove just about has it all

13 January 2023

As far as destinations go, Shell Cove just about has it all.

The beaches, the bush, the schools, parks and playgrounds but the proximity to just about everywhere else makes it such a desirable destination. 

Here is a list of must-experience places that are perfect one-night getaways or to enjoy over a week (or two!):

Big4 Easts Beach Holiday Park – Kiama

Located just 15 minutes south of Shell Cove, this is more suited to those travelling from afar and looking to visit Shell Cove and its surrounds, but even for locals, the BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park is a convenient and action-packed playground for kids.

Family owned and operated for over 85 years, it is the best of both worlds – nestled in the valley of the mountains, with beach frontage.

BIG4 Easts Beach is the perfect place to unwind with amazing facilities, including a range of accommodation options from self-contained cabins, to camping, a pool complex, Sunny’s Aquaventure Park (water park), games room, children’s playground, rope play, jumping pillow, fully equipped modern camp kitchen, multi-function room, Breakaway cafe and mini-mart.


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Killalea State Park

It is arguably a camping experience in your backyard for anyone in the Shellharbour region. However, this space is a must for those coming to town for the night or the weekend.

With a choice of large camping and caravan sites or a bunkhouse for large groups, the beauty – and seclusion – of this site is unparalleled. It has all the facilities you need to enjoy a weekend away, including amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, car park, drinking water, showers, toilets and power.

Perfect for those who love the water, surfing and fishing the campground is just mere metres from two of the best surf breaks in the area, while Minnamurra River is a short walk from your site.

Visit the National Parks website to find out more or book a stay.



Holiday Haven Currarong

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 and Currarong Creek is a perfect base 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.


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Kings Point Retreat - Ulladulla

One day, someone sat down to work out what every person needs in a caravan park, and they built it – all - at Kings Point Retreat, Ulladulla.

Pool – two; slides – two; sauna; games room; 4-D theatre – yes, 4D; flat roads perfect for skateboards and scooters and park…plus, ensuite sites, cabins and camping. No stone was left unturned.

If you have travelled down the coast past Ulladulla, you’ve likely seen the queues of kids ready to hit the rides from the highway. Once you’re there, you’re not far from anywhere – it’s a short drive to several beaches, the Ulladulla town centre, Mollymook and Milton.

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