Bushwalking in the Shoalhaven is one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors on the NSW South Coast. Not only can you enjoy seeing native flora and fauna, but you’ll also get to experience some of the whitest sand in the world on Jervis Bay’s beaches. There are many bushwalking trails in the Shoalhaven and picking one of them to try for the first time will certainly be a challenge. To make things easier for you, we’ve picked three of the best (in our opinion!) Let’s explore them, shall we?
White Sands Walk
Best enjoyed barefoot; White Sands Walk allows you to enjoy the beautiful coastline and the white sands of Jervis Bay. The trail starts at Greenfield Beach picnic area in Vincentia, which is just a quick drive south of Huskisson, the main town in Jervis Bay.
From there, you’ll pass a series of awe-inspiring beaches that includes Chinamans, Seamans, and Hyams. From Hyams Beach, you can return via the Scribbly Gum track, which will take you away from the coastline and through forest and woodland to finish at the top of Greenfield Beach picnic area. On the trail, you might see dolphins, kangaroos and other animals native to the area.
Bomaderry Creek Walking Track
One of the best Shoalhaven bushwalks is the Bomaderry Walking Track. It will take you along Bomaderry Creek, a small oasis of bushland near the busy town of Nowra. You’ll see patches of remnant rainforest, spotted gum forest, dry woodland, and small hanging swamps. The trail also features rich Aboriginal heritage and has an abundance of cliffs, rock walls, overhangs, and caves.
You can take your dogs with you, as long as you keep them on a leash. There’s also a grassed picnic area with sheltered tables, gas barbecue, and toilet facilities in the area.
Three Views Walk
At Three Views Walk, you’ll get cliff edge views of river gorges and endless wilderness that will surely take your breath away. One of the best things about this walking trail is that it is one of the easiest and most accessible walks in the Jervis Bay/Kangaroo Valley area. In fact, it’s so easy you can take your whole family with you.
Three Views Walk will take you along the Brooks Plateau and Moolato Trig fire trails, both of which are located within Morton National Park. While most of the trails are flat, do take note that there are also unfenced cliff edges in the area. For the best experience, try doing this walk in spring, autumn, or winter when temperatures aren’t too high.