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The Sussex Inlet connects St Georges Basin and the Ocean. Just opposite is Booderee National Park.
Photo: The Sussex Inlet connects St Georges Basin and the Ocean. Just opposite is Booderee National Park.
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Sussex Inlet

Located on the South Coast of NSW, two hours south of Sydney: South Coast Map.

The town and the inlet to St Georges Basin from the ocean, Sussex Inlet is a boating and fishing paradise. Nature enthusiasts will also enjoy this region, the town is almost surrounded by stunning national parks, including Booderee NP in the north, Conjola NP in the south west, Jervis Bay NP in the east, with Moreton NP in the hinterlands.

The waterway leads to the 316 sq. kms. of the water of the St Georges Basin, providing excellent fishing, diving and snorkelling as does the nearby Jervis Bay. Within the basin, there are now six artificial reefs, supporting the marine life that abounds.

Beach lovers will also enjoy being here. There are stunning white sandy beaches within the coastal national parks, as well as the patrolled Cudmirrah Beach and Hyams Beach. There are even more beaches to enjoy on Jervis Bay and the St Georges Basin.

The Town

This charming little town has become a quiet coastal resort. The town itself is on the inlet to St Georges Basin, here you will find plenty to do during the day, at night there is a theatre and clubs for entertainment. Boats are available for hire.

Just north, Huskisson, on the shores of Jervis Bay was once a ship building town and is now home to the Lady Denham Heritage Centre, a ferry that used to ply the waters of Sydney Harbour for many years.

Booderee National Park

The scenic Booderee National Park is bounded by St Georges Basin on the west, Jervis Bay to the north and the Pacific Ocean on the South and East (Tasman Sea). There are magnificent walks past surf and swimming beaches with white sands backed by forests, offering stunning views.

There is camping available within the park, good for families. Aside from surfing, fishing and camping, boating, sailing, snorkelling and diving are popular activities.

Within the park there is plenty of marine life, birds and native animals to spot, the park protects the unique coastal landscapes, plants and fauna.

Conjola National Park

Fishing, kayaking, the native animals and birds make this a favourite holiday place to visit. Its diverse flora make the Conjola NP a great environment for the many animals that live here, including echidnas and kangaroos.

There are stunning views to be enjoyed on the coast, the many walks that criss-cross the park can take you there. The trails can be enjoyed by horse, mountain bikes as well as walkers. There are some suitable for cars and 4WD vehicles.

The Basin

St Georges Basin, just south east of Jervis Bay, is a paradise for those who love boating, sailing and fishing. A coastal lake, St Georges Basin is connected to the ocean at the village of Sussex Inlet.

It was a holiday destination even as early as the 19th Century and still is today. Holiday resort places on the shoreline of St Georges Basin include Sussex Inlet, Sanctuary Point, Basin View, Wandandian and Erowal Bay. More about the South Coast South Coast NSW.

Nowra Visitors Information

Enquire at the Nowra Visitors Information Centre about Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and the National Parks in the region. Cnr. Princes Highway and Pleasant Way, Nowra NSW 2541. Phone 1300 662 808 or International +061 2 4421 0778.

Main Photo: The Sussex Inlet connects St Georges Basin and the Ocean. Just opposite is Booderee National Park.

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