10 things to do in the South Coast, NSW

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With its traditional fishing towns, idyllic beaches, crystal clear waters, and stretches of big surf strands along the Royal National Park, the south coast of New South Wales is every water lover’s dream.

1. Murramarang National Park

Spanning 44km of dramatic coastline, Murramarang National Park is the ultimate spot to soak up some sun and explore the cliffs, headlands and pristine beaches of the NSW south coast. Pack your board and hit the surf, your binoculars to spot the winged wildlife, and your fishing rod to catch your dinner.

2. Murramarang Walking Trails

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Bushwalking in Murramarang National Park is a must for the active explorer, where the scenery on the many walking tracks and trails varies from beaches to rocky outcrops through to some of the most spectacular natural rainforest bushland of the National and State. Start from Durras North where you can choose between the Discovery Trail, Surras Lake Walk, Bobs Rock, The Rainforest Walk and much more.

3. Surf Spots and Soulrider Surf School

The real strength of surfing in the area is the diversity of breaks; with a vast range of beach breaks, point breaks and reefs, all within a 30 minute drive of Murramarang Resort. Soulrider is the most popular surf school on the South Coast of NSW. With two hour surf lessons at reasonable rates, and free surf photos, they will take you surfing at Ulladulla, Batemans Bay, Narooma, and everywhere in between.

4. Murramarang Fishing Spots

Whether you are a complete fishing novice or serious about getting out and exploring, Durras Lake is a host to some of the most productive, isolated and serene fishing on the South Coast. The most common fish you can expect to catch, include whiting, bream, flathead, luderick andtailer..

5. Mogo Zoo

Mogo Zoo is a privately owned zoo, situated 10km south of Batemans Bay in the historic gold mining village of Mogo. It’s committed to the survival of endangered animals and provides world standard facilities for over 250 animals, of which more than 44 are rare or exotic species.

6. Dolphin Watch Cruises

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Operating for over 20 years, discover the wonders of the Jervis Bay Marine Park with Dolphin Watch Cruises in Jervis Bay, including the resident seal colony, bottlenose dolphins and migratory whales in season.

7. Original Gold Rush Colony

The Original Gold Rush Colony is a reconstructed village depicting life in the Gold Rush days of the 1850s. Built on 4.5ha of Australian bushland nestled between Mogo Village and the Mogo State Forest, authentic buildings and static displays will transport you to a long forgotten world of hardship and depravation, visitors can also pan for gold, visit the antique machinery shed and take an onsite tour.

8. Jamberoo Action Park

Set amongst 40ha of landscaped gardens and parklands, Jamberoo Action Park is the perfect setting to relax or join the kids on a huge range of water slides and attractions. There are plenty of food, beverage and retail options available on site or you can bring you own.

9. Unreal Rocks Statue Gallery

Stroll through the grounds and experience the craftsmanship of artworks situated throughout the gardens. All statues are individually handcrafted, and no two sculptures are ever the same.

10. NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort

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Boasting absolute ocean frontage overlooking the pristine waters of Beagle Bay, at NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort, you’ll find a range of waterfront accommodation, plus caravan and camping sites. Surrounded by National Park, the resort features a modern bistro and bar, resort pool and kid’s splash pad along with group and conference facilities.

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