The Great Outdoors : 5 Favourites
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The Great Outdoors : 5 Favourites

  • Kate Mather
  • 22 February 2024

The South Coast is a haven for nature enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of outdoor activities that cater to all adventure levels. Whether you seek the thrill of surfing, the tranquility of kayaking, the wonder of stargazing, the exploration of bushwalking, or the refreshing beauty of waterfalls, the South Coast has it all. In this article, we’ll explore five of the best outdoor activities that showcase the region’s natural wonders and provide unforgettable experiences.

Kayaking along Scenic Waterways:

The South Coast boasts an array of picturesque waterways, making it an ideal destination for kayaking enthusiasts. Paddle through serene estuaries, winding rivers, or along the rugged coastline, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Popular spots include the tranquil waters of Jervis Bay or the pristine Clyde River and find canoeing and kayaking in Kangaroo Valley. Kayaking allows you to connect with nature on a more intimate level, providing opportunities to encounter local wildlife and explore hidden coves and secluded beaches.


We work with Region X for the Batemans Bay and surrounds. Kangaroo Valley Outdoors for canoeing and Kangaroo Valley Adventure Co for Kayaking on the Kangaroo Valley River!


Stargazing under Southern Skies:

The South Coast is renowned for its clear night skies, offering a perfect canvas for stargazing. Find a quiet spot away from city lights, set up a blanket, and marvel at the Southern Hemisphere constellations. Popular stargazing locations include the Jervis Bay, Eurobodalla National Park or the Mount Gibraltar Reserve. The crisp, clean air and minimal light pollution create an ideal environment for spotting planets, constellations, and even the mesmerizing Southern Lights, providing an awe-inspiring celestial experience.


Meet Jervis Bay Stargazing perfect for everyone!

Bushwalking through coastal bush and hinterland:

For those who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground, the South Coast offers an extensive network of bushwalking trails. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a casual walker, there’s a trail for everyone. Explore the lush rainforests of the Morton National Park, hike the iconic Pigeon House Mountain, or wander through the enchanting landscapes of the Budawang Range. Bushwalking on the South Coast allows you to immerse yourself in diverse ecosystems, spot native flora and fauna, and breathe in the fresh, invigorating air.


If you would like to have a guide then we recommend Paul from Nature Experience Tour and enjoy a self guided experience at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre near Kiama.

Surfing on Pristine Beaches:

Surfing enthusiasts flock to the South Coast for its world-class waves and pristine beaches. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a novice looking to catch your first wave, the South Coast offers a variety of surf spots suitable for all levels. Popular beaches like Seven Mile Beach and Mollymook Beach are known for their consistent waves, making them ideal for surfers. Embrace the thrill of riding the waves while surrounded by the stunning coastal scenery, creating an unforgettable surfing experience.


With surf schools across the south coast check out our filter to find the best one near you!

Chasing Waterfalls in Natural Havens:

The South Coast is dotted with captivating waterfalls, providing a refreshing and scenic escape. Embark on a waterfall-hopping adventure to witness the beauty of cascading waters surrounded by lush greenery. Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park and Minnamurra Falls in Budderoo National Park are must-visit destinations for waterfall enthusiasts. The sound of rushing water and the sight of pristine falls against the natural backdrop create a tranquil and rejuvenating experience.


If you are looking to swim in one or many make sure you checkout the National Parks app or website as some are challenging to get to and maybe dangerous at different times of the year. All are perfectly wonderful to watch from the designated spots!

The South Coast stands as a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of activities that showcase the region’s natural beauty. Whether you’re seeking the thrill of water activities like kayaking and surfing, the serenity of stargazing, the exploration of bushwalking, or the refreshing allure of waterfalls, the South Coast invites you to embrace the great outdoors and create lasting memories surrounded by nature’s wonders.

Take a look at all the experiences we offer here.