On the way to Kangaroo Valley from Nowra on the Moss Vale Road, is the Cambewarra Mountain Lookout. From here there are expansive views of the Shoalhaven Region to the east and south. You can see over 140 kms of the NSW coast, Shoalhaven river and the surrounds.
Birdlife that frequent this mountain top: King Parrots, Kookaburras and Lyrebirds. There are Wedge Tailed Eagles that can be seen on the hunt, flying, soaring on the winds or even diving.
See the South Coast Map. Some of the Shoalhaven places seen from the Lookout:
The view in the photo shows Back Forest, near the centre, the Shoalhaven River Mouth is to the right. You can get a glimpse of Seven Mile Beach National Park behind the hills, Shoalhaven Heads and Comerong Island with the Comerong Island Nature Reserve at the mouth of the river. At the Cambewarra Lookout, the views allows you to see some 146 kms of the NSW coast.
Cambewarra Lookout Road
Seven Mile Beach National Park is one of a succession of parks and reserves stretching along the South Coast. National Parks within short driving distance from Nowra include Jervis Bay, Booderee, Conjola and Seven Mile Beach, as are numerous reserves such as Long Beach and Currarong Flora Park.
Jervis Bay National Park has crystal clear waters, it is not unusual to see dolphins here. The park protects the wetlands and the diverse plant life, birds and animals that inhabit it.
There are plenty of signs of early Aboriginal habitation as well. With the numerous walks, excellent swimming, aboriginal heritage and abundant native flora and fauna, the park is an attraction for families. At Huskisson, there are cruises and dive boats available that explore the Jervis Bay Marine Park.
Booderee National Park, just south of Jervis Bay has the wonderful Booderee Botanical Gardens. The park itself is on the shores of St Georges Basin. You can explore white sand beaches that are protected by calm coves, good for swimming.
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Enquire at the Nowra Visitors Information Centre for more about the National Parks around Nowra and the Shoalhaven. Cnr. Princes Highway and Pleasant Way, Nowra NSW 2541. Phone 1300 662 808 or International +061 2 4421 0778.
Main Photo: A fraction of the view: Shoalhaven River to the Ocean.
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