Bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and 100 magnificent beaches, and includes 49 towns and villages.
From Sydney, it’s an easy two hours drive 160 kilometres south. And from Canberra, it’s a two and a half hour drive north of around 200 kilometres.
Water-lovers have so much choice with a wealth of lakes and inlets, great surf beaches, excellent tidal and beach fishing, boating and watersports. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy some excellent bushwalks with an abundance of native flora and fauna to discover. Rich in local culture, the Shoalhaven’s many annual food, wine and arts festivals and events have become popular reasons to getaway. A wander through our colourful weekend markets is also a popular pastime, often after a leisurely Sunday brunch.
Foodies love the range of fresh produce farmed and harvested locally including delectable seafood, market garden produce, wine, dairy, coffee and olive oil. And our many cafes, bistros, takeaways and restaurants ensure you’re never short of places to enjoy it all. For those that love a good drop, the region offers 20 vineyards, and 11 cellar doors, as well as wine tasting tours for weekenders.
The Shoalhaven’s temperate climate is comfortable all year round, with balmy sea breezes to cool in summer and clean crisp air for long country walks in winter.
Welcome to Bangalay
Get back to nature
Set amongst the pristine backdrop of coastal national park and Shoalhaven Heads golf course, stay in architecturally designed luxury just two hours south of Sydney. Sample native inspired dishes and succumb to the relaxed South Coast way of life.
Those who appreciate authenticity as well as style and quality will love the genuine, natural and peaceful style of boutique Shoalhaven Heads accommodation on offer at Bangalay. Each of the 16 private luxury villas features golf course or garden views, as well as a fireplace and a sun filled north facing deck, encouraging rest, relaxation and getting back to nature. Bangalay Dining is passionate about delivering quality food from local, respected producers and incorporating the foraging element in a sustainable and ethical way.