Locals affectionately refer to Shoalhaven Heads as the International and Domestic “Airport” of Shoalhaven Heads because it’s actually one of the five most important sites for migratory birds on the East Coast of Australia.
Throughout the year some 800 – 1000 shorebirds fly in from Alaska, Siberia, Mongolia, Japan and New Zealand and provide a spectacle for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike.
Shoalhaven Heads is a small seaside village with a range of fantastic accommodation, restaurants and experiences such as whale watching, fishing, wineries, surfing and more.
It’s a great place to explore of a weekend or simply an afternoon.
It’s also just a short drive from many of the other fantastic Shoalhaven locations such as the famous town of Berry with it’s wealth of antique shops and historic buildings. Flourishing Nowra is just 20 minutes drive south and the ever popular Kiama is the same distance north.
You may like to plan a visit to the Coolangatta Estate and Winery, the impressive property and grounds of the first white settler of the region, Alexander Berry. Coolangatta is a Koori native name which means ‘splendid view’.