Family Holidays on the South Coast. Image Credit: Destination NSW
With the school holidays approaching, why not take the kids out of the city to somewhere a bit more serene? The South Coast of NSW beckons with untouched beaches, spectacular scenery and adventure experiences that the whole family can enjoy.
Here are just a few things to keep the clan busy during the school holidays.
Every winter, whales migrate towards the warmer waters of the north and they meander past many great vantage points on the south coast. The sleepy township of Huskisson is rich in shipbuilding history and a prime whale-watching pitstop. Nearby Shoalhaven is another great location with plenty of high vantage points offering sweeping panoramic views.
Seven Mile Beach National Park
Extending from Shoalhaven Heads through Gerroa, Seven Mile Beach National Park is a small coastal park packed with things to do for everyone. Head to Beach Road picnic area with the family for a barbecue by the beach. The unique coastal location allows visitors to explore the forest whilst feeling the sand at their feet.
Cathedral Rocks in Kiama Kiama may be best known for its blowhole but the Cathedral Rocks also warrant a visit. Youíll find them at the southern end of Jones Beach. These volcanic rocks have slowly eroded over the years which has changed their appearance. Itís definitely worth taking multiple trips to see the subtle variations that occur over time.
Stanwell Park For families seeking action, look no further than Stanwell Park. This small beachside town is a major international hang gliding location with an amazing view. Bald Hill is one of the best coastal hang-gliding locations in the world with plenty of experienced gliders ready and willing to help you enjoy one of the most thrilling experiences of your life.
Lake Illawarra Lake Illawarra is a popular fishing spot as well as prawning. It also serves as a great location for water sports and attracts visitors year-round. Nearby Reddall Reserve is ideal for a family picnic as there is also a childrenís playground so the kids can get a bit of a run in after lunch.