Our Electric Vehicle Itinerary : South Coast
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Our Electric Vehicle Itinerary : South Coast

  • Kate Mather
  • 11 June 2024

Embark on an exhilarating road trip along the stunning South Coast of New South Wales with your electric vehicle (EV). This eco-friendly adventure not only promises breathtaking coastal landscapes and charming towns but also the ease of access to numerous charging stations, making it an ideal getaway for environmentally conscious travellers. Here’s a detailed itinerary to help you plan your EV journey along the NSW South Coast.

Day 1: Sydney to Wollongong (85 km)

Morning:

  • Departure from Sydney: Start your trip by heading south from Sydney. The drive to Wollongong takes about 1.5 hours.
  • Royal National Park: Take the scenic route through the Royal National Park. Stop at Wattamolla Beach to stretch the legs go for a swim or a picnic.

Afternoon:

  • Stanwell Tops: Enjoy panoramic views at the Bald Hill Lookout.
  • Sea Cliff Bridge: Drive across the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge, a marvel of engineering with stunning ocean views.

Evening:

  • Arrival in Wollongong: Explore the vibrant coastal city of Wollongong. Visit the Wollongong Botanic Garden or the Nan Tien Temple.
  • Charging Station: Charge your EV at Wollongong Central (Crown St, Wollongong) or at North Wollongong’s University of Wollongong.

Day 2: Wollongong to Kiama (37 km)

Morning:

  • Breakfast in Wollongong: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at one of the beachside cafes.
  • Port Kembla Beach: Stop for a quick dip or a stroll along the beach.

Afternoon:

  • Kiama: Arrive in the picturesque town of Kiama. Don’t miss the famous Kiama Blowhole and the beautiful Kiama Coastal Walk.
  • Lunch at a local café: Try some fresh seafood at a seaside café.

Evening:

  • Explore Kiama: Visit the Kiama Lighthouse and relax by the beach.
  • Charging Station: Top up your EV at Kiama Library (Railway Parade, Kiama).

Stay:

  • Plenty of wonderful stays to suit all groups HERE

Experience:

  • Enjoy day spas, meditation classes, retreats and more experiences to discover HERE

 

Day 3: Kiama to Jervis Bay (72 km)

Morning:

  • Gerringong: On your way to Jervis Bay, stop at the charming town of Gerringong. Visit Werri Beach and enjoy the coastal views.
  • Berry: A short detour inland will take you to Berry, a delightful town known for its heritage buildings and great eateries.

Afternoon:

  • Seven Mile Beach: Take a break at Seven Mile Beach for a peaceful walk along the pristine shoreline.
  • Arrival in Jervis Bay: Explore the white sands of Hyams Beach, known for having some of the whitest sand in the world.

Evening:

  • Jervis Bay Activities: Engage in activities like freediving, kayaking, stargazing or simply relaxing by the beach.
  • Charging Station: Charge your EV at Vincentia Shopping Village (Burton St, Vincentia).

Stay:

  • Plenty of wonderful stays to suit all groups HERE

Experience:

  • Plenty of wonderful experiences to discover HERE

Day 4: Jervis Bay to Batemans Bay (104 km)

Morning:

  • Huskisson: Begin your day with a visit to Huskisson, the heart of Jervis Bay. Enjoy breakfast at a waterfront café.
  • Booderee National Park: Explore the natural beauty of Booderee National Park, with its diverse wildlife and stunning scenery.

Afternoon:

  • Milton and Ulladulla: Continue your journey south, stopping in the historic town of Milton and the coastal town of Ulladulla for a seafood lunch.

Evening:

  • Arrival in Batemans Bay: Book an experience with Region X or relax by the Clyde River, explore local shops, or take a stroll along the waterfront.
  • Charging Station: Recharge your EV at Batemans Bay Shopping Centre (Princes Hwy, Batemans Bay).

Stay:

  • Plenty of wonderful stays to suit all groups HERE

Experience:

  • Plenty of wonderful experiences to discover HERE

Day 5: Batemans Bay to Narooma (73 km)

Morning:

  • Departure from Batemans Bay: Begin your journey south from Batemans Bay, known for its beautiful beaches and Clyde River.
  • Mogo: Stop at Mogo, a charming historic town. Visit the Mogo Wildlife Park and enjoy a stroll through the town’s quaint shops and cafes.

Afternoon:

  • Moruya: Continue to Moruya for lunch. Explore the riverside parks and perhaps visit the Moruya Museum to delve into the local history.
  • Tuross Head: Make a detour to Tuross Head for breathtaking coastal views and a walk along the tranquil beaches.

Evening:

  • Arrival in Narooma: Arrive in Narooma, famous for its stunning turquoise waters and Montague Island. Enjoy dinner at a local seafood restaurant.
  • Charging Station: Recharge your EV at Narooma Plaza (Princes Hwy, Narooma).

Stay:

  • Plenty of wonderful stays to suit all groups HERE

Experience:

  • Plenty of wonderful experiences to discover HERE

Day 6: Narooma to Bermagui (36 km)

Morning:

  • Breakfast in Narooma: Start your day with breakfast overlooking the Wagonga Inlet.
  • Glasshouse Rocks and Cemetery Beach: Visit these natural wonders for some spectacular photo opportunities.

Afternoon:

  • Tilba Tilba: On your way to Bermagui, stop at Tilba Tilba, a heritage village. Explore the charming shops and cafes, and visit the Foxglove Spires Gardens.
  • Camel Rock: Before reaching Bermagui, visit Camel Rock, an ancient rock formation perfect for a short scenic walk.

Evening:

  • Arrival in Bermagui: Discover the beauty of Bermagui, with its stunning coastline and vibrant fishing community. Dine at one of the waterfront restaurants.
  • Charging Station: Charge your EV at Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf (1 Lamont St, Bermagui).

Stay:

  • Plenty of wonderful stays to suit all groups HERE

Experience:

  • Plenty of wonderful experiences to discover HERE

Day 7: Bermagui to Merimbula (67 km)

Morning:

  • Bermagui Blue Pool: Start your day with a swim in the iconic Blue Pool, a natural rock pool with ocean views.
  • Departure to Tathra: Drive towards Tathra, a coastal town known for its historic Tathra Wharf.

Afternoon:

  • Lunch in Tathra: Enjoy lunch at a café with ocean views and take a walk along the beach or the historic wharf.
  • Tathra to Merimbula: Continue your journey to Merimbula, a town famous for its beautiful beaches and oyster farms.

Evening:

  • Arrival in Merimbula: Explore the vibrant town of Merimbula. Visit the Boardwalk, Top Lake, or relax at Main Beach.
  • Charging Station: Recharge your EV at Merimbula Plaza (Market St, Merimbula).

Stay:

  • Plenty of wonderful stays to suit all groups HERE

Experience:

  • Plenty of wonderful experiences to discover HERE

Benefits of Driving an EV in Regional NSW

Environmental Impact

Driving an electric vehicle significantly reduces your carbon footprint, contributing to the preservation of the pristine environments you’re exploring. With renewable energy sources becoming more prevalent, charging your EV can be even more sustainable.

Cost Efficiency

Researching for this article it would seem electric vehicles are cheaper to run compared to petrol or diesel cars. The cost of electricity is significantly lower than traditional fuels, and with many public charging stations offering free or low-cost charging, your travel expenses can be considerably reduced.

Smooth and Quiet Ride

Electric vehicles provide a smooth and quiet ride, enhancing your driving experience along the scenic routes of the South Coast. The absence of engine noise allows you to enjoy the natural sounds of the coastal environment.

Accessibility of Charging Stations

The South Coast of NSW is well-equipped with EV charging stations. From major towns to smaller communities, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to recharge, ensuring a seamless and worry-free journey.

We also have within our filter system properties that offer EV charging here.. a major win!

Support for Local Businesses

EV travellers often spend more time in towns while charging, providing a boost to local businesses. By choosing to travel with an electric vehicle, you support regional economies and sustainable tourism.

Embark on this memorable road trip with your electric vehicle and discover the natural beauty, charming towns, and welcoming communities of the NSW South Coast. We always encourage you to take time as you travel across our beautiful region as there is always wonderful destinations that surprise and fill your cup! We hope this guide will offer security and allow you to do just that! Happy travels!

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