When George Bass named the 'Shoals-haven' he couldn't have imaged it would become so loved as a holiday destination.
The very names of the dozens of towns and localities of the Shoalhaven conjure up images of great vacations ranging from placid relaxation at beaches or national parks to some of Australia's best fishing, to wineries and restaurants. Think places like Kangaroo Valley, Berry, Shoalhaven Heads, Coolangatta, Greenwell Point, Culburra, St Georges Basin, Bendalong, Manyana, Lake Conjola, Milton, Narrawallee, Mollymook, Ulladulla, Burrill Lake, Dolphin Point, Durras - all holiday favourites.
Accommodation ranges from various styles of camping or cabins, to Australia's first 'glamping' resort, to luxury stays with dinner like Rick Stein's Bannisters. Kangaroo Valley is a lush sanctuary offering gentle natural experiences as well as rafting and outdoor pursuits. Cambewarra is a characterful first settlers village with award-winning winery and resort.