Welcome to South Coast NSW


While it can't compare weather-wise to the more-visited North Coast – rain is fairly regular – its scenic beauty is staggering. Rough, rustic national parks and traditional fishing towns harbour some of the nation's most idyllic beaches, from the white sands and calm turquoise water of amazing Jervis Bay to big surf strands along the whole stretch from the Royal National Park on Sydney's southern edge to Eden, near the Victorian border.

Eden is known for its great whale-watching, but you can see these migrating leviathans all along the coast in this region. Dolphins are ubiquitous and the seals and penguins at Montague Island make it a brilliant wildlife-watching destination.


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South Coast NSW activities

$25.82 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Jervis Bay Dolphin Watch Cruise

Tekin III - The Spirit of Jervis Bay, is a 17-meter triple deck catamaran boasting five separate viewing platforms that has been designed specifically for dolphin, whale, seal and general wildlife watching. This is Jervis Bay's largest cruise vessel ensuring comfort and saftey in all weather conditions.Youll meet the friendly local residents, the 100 plus bottle-nose dolphins that live permanently in Jervis Bay and enjoy informative commentary about the local area that is blessed with an abundance of flora and flauna from your experienced skipper. The Spirit of Jervis Bay is equipped with video monitors, tea and coffee making facilities and a liccenced bar.

$47.96 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale Watching Jervis Bay

Upon boarding Eco Explorer at Huskisson Wharf, you know your in for a great experience. The boat is modern, sleek and clean. The crew are keen to make the experience a truly memorable one.As you depart Huskisson and journey into Jervis Bay the captain will explain the safety details of the vessel and ensure that everyone is feeling safe and comfortable. The crystal clear waters home to the resident dolphins presents an early opportunity to have interaction with the wildlife.When getting close to Point Perpendicular you can appreciate the rugged landscape that is Jervis Bay. The tallest sandstone cliffs on East Coast Australia provide a backdrop for your whale watching experience as all on board; passengers and crew work together to spot the migrating humpback whales.When you find the giant mammals, the expert commentary provided by the Captain is easy to understand and informative. Facts about their size, habits and the history of the interaction of humans with whales in general and humpback specifically are provided to educate passengers along their journey.Time flys when you are out with the amazing whales and it's time to return to Jervis Bay and back to Huskisson. The cruise is 2 hours, but it will remain with you for the rest of your life. Great Experience!

$47.96 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Jervis Bay Ecoadventure

Jervis Bay is renowned for its natural beauty and extraordinary wildlife with dolphins, seals and sea birds inhabiting the area, It is also rich in Australian history, Aboriginal culture and geological marvels, Jervis Bay is also famous for its exceptionally clear water and beaches with some of the world’s whitest sand. During your 2-hour cruise you’ll learn about the history of the region from your friendly and knowledgeable crew. At Honeymoon Bay and The Docks you'll see the spectacular natural beauty and crystal clear blue water before cruising to Point Perpendicular to see the amazing high sea cliffs and rugged headlands. A stop is made at Hyams Beach with sand that is said to be the whitest sand in the world.Your cruise operator is committed to sustainable tourism and has achieved Advanced Eco-certification. You’ll cruise aboard a spacious 18.5 metre catamaran with five viewing levels that has been specifically designed for the best possible wildlife viewing opportunities.

$25.82 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Jervis Bay Dolphin Eco Cruise

Make your way to the Jervis Bay Cruise Terminal in Huskisson to be welcomed aboard your dolphin watch cruise by your friendly crew. Your boat, a 60-foot (18.5m) spacious catamaran, with five viewing levels, has been specifically designed for dolphin watching and to suit all ages. As you cruise through the clear waters of Jervis Bay, you’ll see dolphins under the water in the wild. With over 90 resident bottlenose dolphins in Jervis Bay, this 2-hour cruise will truly amaze. Enjoy the sight of the dolphins racing on the bow wave of the catamaran and watch as they jump and dive and swim close to our boat.

$47.96 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Jervis Bay Whale Watching Cruise

Make your way to the Jervis Bay Cruise Terminal in Huskisson to board your whale watching cruise at least 15 minutes prior to your selected departure time and be welcomed by your friendly crew. Your boat, a 60-foot (18.5m) spacious catamaran, with five viewing levels will provide great viewing and photo opportunities. As you cruise through the clear waters of Jervis Bay, you’ll not only have the opportunity to spot humpback whales but also southern right, mink and pilot whales. There is also the opportunity to spot penguins, seals, albatross and pods of friendly bottlenose dolphins that like to swim at the bow of boat.

$70.10 Water Sports

Batemans Marine Park Glass-Bottom Kayak Tour

The aim of your wildlife adventure by glass-bottom kayak is to find as much marine life as possible as you paddle around the protected Batemans Marine Park sanctuary zones. This significant area of tidal sand flats, seagrass beds, and mangrove systems harbors a vast amount of ocean species who spend their breeding cycles here. Look for stingrays, blue swimmer crabs, schools of fish, octopus, and fiddler rays. The area is also home to Australian cultural heritage, as it was inhabited by the Yuin people for more than 12,000 years. Enjoy a family-friendly experience in your stable, glass-bottom kayak—the ideal way to explore this otherwise inaccessible area. This guided tour is suitable for everyone, from first-time kayakers to nature-lovers to those who just want to relax in a beautiful setting.

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