This region has always been a favourite of mine and only recently I had the opportunity to explore it more intimately. I embarked on the famous ‘100 Beach Challenge’ – from Seven Mile Beach to Depot Beach, the local council has outlined the 100 best beaches along the 170km coastline to explore – and I checked off 30 in 5 days. For anyone who loves white sand beaches, look no further than right here at home. The Shoalhaven region has the whitest sand in the world and the clearest blue water, making it possible to truly explore the local marine life – Whales, Dolphins, Stingrays… you name it.
Shoalhaven was severely affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire crisis and the efforts into regeneration and regrowth of their national parks and wildlife is truly incredible and something which needs to be seen to be believed. Pebbly Beach campground has just reopened and local kangaroos who fled at the time of the fire catastrophe have slowly begun to return, so you wind up camping up close and personal with the roos, which is pretty epic!