The waters of the Shoalhaven are paddling heaven with it’s extensive network of rivers, estuaries, lakes and beaches. The world is a gentler place when viewed from a kayak or SUP skimming over some the cleanest water on the planet and exploring natures best kept secrets. You should also do dive there with Full Face Snorkel Masks.
We’ve listed 10 local kayak spots to check out when you are in the Shoalhaven – however with over 109 beaches and 1000km of coastline along beaches and waterways, you’re sure to find your own favourite.
- Kangaroo Valley – Tallowa DamShoalhaven Gorge: day paddle or overnight camping upstream along Shoalhaven Gorge (still-water paddling) 3hour paddle into Sholhaven Gorge
- Bendeela Campground – Bendeela to Tallowa Dam
A great two day paddle, camping in the bush. Lots of wildlife including wallabies, kanagaroos, wombats as well as beautiful kingfishers and sea eagles.
- Berry – Broughton Creek
Car park – Back Forest Road, near Bolong Road – Beautiful paddle up and down Broughton Creek, lovely views of the adjacent farm lands.
- Shoalhaven Heads – Wharf Road or River Road
Still-water kayaking within closed Shoalhaven River or along river to Greenwell Point. Approx 8km to Greenwell Point.
- Currarong – Shores of Jervis Bay
Pack a lunch and explore the local marine life, sea cliffs, beaches, bays and inlets around the scenic coastline of Currarong. Launch your kayak directly from the park for your ocean experience or a short drive to Honeymoon Bay to experience Jervis Bay.
- Shoalhaven River Nowra – Grays Beach Boat Ramp
Enter water on north-west of bridge, for kayaking up or down stream. Nice quiet area to paddle is Nowra Creek, (Ben’s Walk area) under suspension bridge.
- Callala Bay – Shores of Jervis Bay
Boat ramp or end of Sheaffe Street. Parking approximately 10 metres from waters edge at both locations. Still-water kayaking on Jervis Bay. Good chance of dolphin sightings.
- Vincentia – Shores of Jervis Bay
Church Street off of Elizabeth Drive, paddle in the protected southern corners of Jervis Bay.
- Plantation Point – Shores of Jervis Bay
Plantation Point off Plantation Point Parade. Option of paddling in the protected cove or paddle out around the point in the bay.
- St Georges Basin – Bay and Basin
Basin View boat ramp or Island Point Road. Kayak on St Georges or head up Wandandian Creek. A large water way with great paddling and fantastic bird life (black swans, pelicans, sea eagles, herons, egrets, plovers, small wrens and parrots, turtles in summer along with the amazing fishing.