Top 5 Seasonal Activities in Sussex Inlet

A quiet but spirited town, Sussex Inlet is located just 45 kilometres south of Nowra on the New South Wales south coast. Serene, isolated and tranquil, you’ll be surprised to discover Jervis Bay territory just 30 kilometres away, perfect for shopping and taking advantage of the world famous attractions for a quarter of the cost.
Sussex Inlet isn’t just your next seaside break – it’s a place you’ll be sad to leave and eager to return, year after year. Here are some of the best things to do, whenever you decide to visit

1. Stand Up to Summer! (September to April)

Paddle boarding isn’t just the latest water sport trend, but it’s super fun, great for all ages and a fantastic low-impact workout too! Improve your core strength, balance and overall fitness while taking in the breathtaking views of Swan Lake, Sussex River, or Berrara Creek.
Paddle boarding is a safe and relaxing and perfect for the whole family.
You can take lessons or simply hire a board and give it a try!
Contact: Sussex Inlet Stand Up! For more information, [link to]

2. It’s Berry Good! (All Year Round)

Just 5 kilometres north of Nowra, there’s so much to discover in Berry. Try the Sourdough Café for lunch, and then take a walk through the iconic Goldfish Toy Shop, known for its quality wooden toys and gifts.
Held twice a month on the second Saturday and fourth Sunday from 8am – 2pm, the Berry Produce Market is a fantastic way to sample local delicacies. From jams, cakes, fresh fruit and vegetables, to selling locally grown seedlings and fruits, there’s something for everyone in this sweet-sounding town.

3. Visit the Booderee Botanic Gardens (All Year Round)

The Booderee Botanic Gardens are the only Aboriginal-owned botanic gardens in Australia. As such, visitors can learn about the Indigenous history of the region, how to find bush tucker and the medicinal uses of plants. The Koori people of the area have a long, rich history and are bush rangers are happy to guide groups through the gardens on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a booking.
Admission to the Park is included in the admissions to the Booderee National Park, and should be paid at the park entrance station.

4. Explore Booderee National Park (All Year Round)

If you’re more interested in the amazing bushland, then exploring the Booderee National Park has to be on your to-do list. With 200 species of birds, 30 kinds of native mammals, bats, reptiles and 130 different species of fish, this mecca of wildlife shouldn’t be passed up.

Murray’s beach is a famous location for watching little penguins makes their way up and down the beach come nightfall – they’re heading back out to sea after feeding all day in the waters of the park. You’re free to watch them, but don’t get too close and never touch or approach a wild animal!

5. Whale of a time! (May – October)

In the winter months, when the humpback and southern right whale make their migrations through the bay, is peak whale-watching season. There are many ways to safely enjoy whale watching, including going on a tour, or simply getting cosy at a lookout.
Here’s some tips and tricks to helping you spot the whales:

  • Whales migrate through the waters between May – October as they leave the colder waters of the ocean and come to warmer waters with their calves.
  • Get a good set of binoculars. Sometimes whales come pretty close to the shore, and you’ll see them clearly.
  • Find a good location. This could be at a lookout within the Booderee National Park, in Jervis Bay or even on a whale-watching boat!

Be patient, sometimes it can take a long time to see a whale!

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We are pleased to announce that we welcome back our first guests this weekend after all that has happened across the Shoalhaven and South Coast over the last few weeks.

We are thankful that our resort and town was not directly impacted by fire but had a big clean up to do.

We’re now open for business and we look forward to welcoming you all back to our little slice of paradise. All roads are open, the smell of smoke has dissipated and we even have some new growth sprouting from the ashes after some drizzling rain the last few days.

We have 1 x 2 bedroom Unit still available for the Australia Day long weekend if you’re looking for a last minute escape - $412 (non-members) or $344 (members) for a 2 night stay. Come and support our local businesses, our little town has been eerily quiet in what is usually our busiest time of year.

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