With the state back open and summer on its way, there has never been a better time to book a south coast cabin holiday.
The south coast is a renowned holiday spot, famous for being where the escarpment meets the sea. It offers a variety of options from a cabin right by the beach through to remote mountain hideaways.
Here’s a look at some of the best spots along the south coast from the Illawarra through to the Eurobodalla Shire.
Wollongong is considered the capital of the south coast, being its most populous region. It is also the gateway to the south coast being the first major centre south of Sydney and offers a variety of great cabin sites on the South Coast. Wollongong is ideal for shorter weekends away for people based in Sydney or is an ideal spot for a few nights stop over for people working their way along the coast.
Take in a breathtaking view of the area’s picturesque coastline with a drive or walk along the Seacliff Bridge. A remarkable feat of modern engineering spanning across more than four hundred metres of sheer coastal cliff face between Coalcliff and Clifton. Just two of many small towns which make up a great spots for a cabin getaway at the northern end of the Wollongong area.
Further south, Lake Illawarra is an estuary of thirty five square kilometres which receives both freshwater runoff from the Illawarra escarpment and tidal influxes of saltwater from the ocean front lake’s entrance. It is the ideal all round family spot offering fishing, swimming, and sailing and certainly worth considering hiring a cabin nearby.
The Shoalhaven is one of the most versatile holiday spots on the south coast and offers an ideal choice of locations for a cabin holiday.
The stretches along Seven Mile Beach with townships like Gerroa and Gerringong are perfect spots for a seaside cabin, whilst you can venture over the mountains into the scenic Kangaroo Valley if you are looking a quaint mountain retreat.
Further south you will find the hamlets of Huskisson and Mollymook in the St George’s Basin. Being only two and half hours drive from Sydney they are the perfect spot for a quiet weekend away or with their hosts of activities from golf to antiques shopping, are also a great place for a longer break.
And if that is not enough to convince you this in the perfect spot to hire a cabin than surely the whale watching tours and tucked away watering holes of nearby Jervis Bay are.
One of the first town centres you will find in this shire, and one well worth considering looking for a cabin to hire for an extended getaway is Batemans Bay.
It offers pristine beaches as well as access to the Clyde River, famous for its fishing and delicious oysters.
Batemans Bay is just three hours drive from Sydney and is also a popular spot, just shy of two hour’s drive, for those heading cross country from Canberra.
If you think you’ve seen enough of the pristine south coast coastline by now and the idea of a cozy cabin up in the escarpment is more your style, then the townships of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba are amongst many that offer an array of boutique culinary shopping on account of the rich agricultural industry in the area along with many local artisan stores.
And if you’ve settled on a location for your south coast cabin break, be sure to check out the famous Mogo Zoo. It is one of the states most popular and renown animal parks that is a great way for a family to spend the day.
As you can see, the south coast is one of the most versatile holiday spots in the country and well worth taking the time to explore. So why not make your next break a south coast cabin getaway.