Just under 2 hours south of Sydney, make an escape to Shellharbour for a relaxing weekend spent at the seaside. With the coast as its focal point, visitors will find plenty of surf, exploration along beautiful beaches, stunning rainforests, fishing, boating and a dining experience reflective of both sea and countryside.

Immerse yourself fully in Shellharbour by making a trip to Bass Point Reserve for walking tracks that will take you through the littoral rainforest. You can take the Bass Point Indigenous Cultural Walk to learn more about the rich aboriginal heritage that was so intertwined with the forest and coastal resources of Shellharbour. In waters offshore in the Bushrangers Bay Aquatic Reserve, snorkelers and divers can explore six shipwrecks, some dating back to 1879. If you’ve come for the surf be sure to bring your board as several national surfing reserves are located in Shellharbour, including spots like The Farm and Mystics.

Out of the water, holiday seekers can camp in the Killalea campground and explore the forest, lakes, and coastal walkways within the area. For some afternoon leisure, there is the Links Shell Cove golf course as well as a cycling track that will take you along scenic views of the coastline and harbour. As a fairly large coastal town, there is plenty of dining and shopping centres for pit stops and ways to indulge on during your stay.