The NSW South Coast is only a short drive from both Sydney and Canberra, yet it feels a world away from the frenzied pace of city life. Whether you prefer long meandering coastal walks, sampling local wines and cheeses, or hopping on a kayak, surfboard or paddleboard, the natural beauty of the NSW South Coast makes the perfect backdrop for a weekend getaway. And you may just find that a mini vacation has some other unexpected advantages.

Health Benefits Of A Weekend Getaway

A weekend getaway isn’t only enjoyable, it can also have a positive effect on your health. This article from home beautiful discusses numerous studies that show how a minibreak can be as good as an extended holiday. Proven health benefits of a weekend getaway include:

  • Boost to your immune system
  • Improves mood and outlook
  • Reconnect with your partner and children
  • Refocus your mind and improve productivity

So, what are you waiting for?

How To Get Here

The South Coast is easily accessible by car, taking approximately 2.5 hours from Sydney. Having your own car also allows you to explore the region at your own pace. Take the scenic Grand Pacific Drive and enjoy spectacular rainforests, coastal views, the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge or stop for a coffee in one of the picturesque seaside towns.

There are also regular train services from Central Station to Kiama where you will need to change and continue on to Bomaderry. The rail journey is incredibly scenic so make sure you sit by the window.

With the newly sealed Turpentine Road, the trip from Canberra to the coast via Nerriga is now so much quicker and easier without the windy roads when going via Bateman’s Bay. At just 2.5 hours it’s the ideal destination for a weekend coastal escape.

Things To Do on the NSW South Coast

There is no shortage of things to do on the South Coast. Wineries, National Parks, white sand beaches, historic towns, kayaking, rock climbing and scuba diving are just a few of the activities you can get involved in. Check out this guide to the Shoalhaven for comprehensive information and ideas on what to do and where to eat. Need somewhere to stay? Surfside Cudmirrah Beach offers pet friendly accommodation in the Shoalhaven with direct access to Cudmirrah Beach, one of the Shoalhaven’s hidden gems. You can also read our guide to eating out in the Shoalhaven or contact us with any questions or queries.