If you are looking to explore the fabulous South Coast of New South Wales and you or one of your travelling companions has reduced or limited mobility, we have prepared a travel itinerary that will help you choose accommodation at BIG4 Holiday Parks to suit your needs.
***When booking your reduced or limited mobility accommodation, please phone the individual Parks and discuss your requirements to make sure they have accommodation available that will suit your needs.***
If you’re feeling like a breath of fresh air or a short break to recharge your batteries, the beautiful South Coast of NSW beckons with some spectacular scenery and adventure experiences. Crystal-clear bays and lakes, uncrowded beaches and beautiful rivers are perfect year-round for fishing, diving, canoeing and boating while the pristine bushland is enjoyed by bush walkers, bird-lovers and cycling enthusiasts.
The South Coast takes pride in the richness of their cultural assets. From their many festivals; their extensive and quality artistic scene; their several craft and artisan villages as well as their unique indigenous and European heritage, the region offers a much broader dimension to the visitor, to complement the attractions of our beautiful natural environment.
Approaching the seaside resort of Kiama is different from any other scenery on this wonderful coastline. Green hills rolling to the coastline and fantastic golden beaches are within your view from just about anywhere in and around the town. Kiama’s most famous feature is its ‘blowhole’ situated on Blowhole Point behind the point’s lighthouse. Attracting thousands of visitors each year, this is a rock formation at the edge of the sea which sends spumes of water high into the air as the fierce waves surge through the hole in the rocks and release their energy with a spectacular show of the power of nature.
A good variety of retail and eating outlets cater to all preferences and budgets. The most noted of Kiama’s shops are the row of nineteenth century terrace houses which have been converted into craft outlets with something for everyone. The ‘Seabreeze Villa (Wheelchair access)’ (sleeps 5) at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park overlooks the stunning Easts Beach.
KIAMA to GERROA –17km
Gerroa and Gerringong are coastal villages close to pristine and majestic beaches. With great views, great beaches and friendly locals, make sure you visit ‘Corner D’or’, Gerringong, for beautiful homewares old and new. Close by you can spend a day visiting the wildlife refuge, home to kangaroos, emus, wombats and many more of Australia’s fantastic native flora and fauna including our colourful parrots. You can stay at Discovery Holiday Parks – Gerroa in a ‘Deluxe Riverside Villa’ (sleeps 4).
GERROA to BURRILL LAKE –98km
This beautiful coastal lake is located 5km south of Ulladulla. Most of its shores retain their natural bushland and forest cover and views west across the lake to Pigeon House Mountain create a beautiful natural setting. Burrill Lake offers boating, sailing, windsurfing, swimming and prawning (in season). Boats, canoes, skis and kayaks are available for hire. Stay right on the lake at BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake which has either a ‘Two Bedroom Bungalow A/C’ (sleeps 6) or a ‘Two Bedroom Bungalow’ (sleeps 6) which have been specifically designed for easy access via a wheelchair.
BURRILL LAKE to BATEMANS BAY – 48km
Batemans Bay is a bustling coastal town with majestic seascapes. It’s located on the estuary of the Clyde River. While Batemans Bay is the largest on the coast south of Nowra, it maintains its small town atmosphere and welcomes its visitors with its fabulous estuary location, country hospitality and charm, an unspoiled natural environment and with attractions and facilities for tourists of all ages and preferences. Explore Batemans Bay and anchor yourself at BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort in their ‘Easy Access Deluxe Cabin’ (sleeps 3).
BATEMANS BAY to BROULEE –22km
Travelling along the coast south from Batemans Bay, you reach the coastal village of Broulee. Broulee is a tranquil town well equipped for ‘surf and sand’ holidays. It’s a beachside town lying between headlands and backed by forest. Broulee is one of the most popular holiday centres on this part of the coast. The ‘Gumnut Cottage – Easy Access’ (sleeps 4) at BIG4 Broulee Beach Holiday Park is a great place to stay while visiting Broulee.
BROULEE to NAROOMA –60km
Narooma is coastal town with superb beaches and abundant wildlife. It’s set on the foreshores wrapped around the Wagonga River estuary. Behind Narooma lies the sprawling Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) providing a wonderful backdrop to the towns’ sparkling setting. Located on the beautiful Wagonga Inlet, Narooma has been a favourite holiday destination for many generations of families and other happy visitors from near and far. Explore the local area and stay in the ‘Luxury Spa Cabin 4 star’ (sleeps 6) at Island View Beach Resort.
NAROOMA to MERIMBULA –105km
Merimbula is the holiday ‘resort’ of the Sapphire Coast. Situated between Tathra and Pambula on the coast, Merimbula welcomes many thousands of tourists throughout the year. The town’s main assets are water sports of all types, including fishing, swimming, boating, lake cruises, scuba diving, sailboarding and canoeing. The 6km Main Beach is ideal for surfing, while Short Point and Tura Beach are backed by tea-trees and banksia trees set among coastal heaths.
The surrounding hinterland has superb bushwalks with marked trails. The natural forests burst into bloom in spring with abundant native flora. Bournda National Park, which brackets Merimbula Lake, is a haven for birds and for the kangaroos and wallabies that graze on its shores. When you visit the Sapphire Coast, you can stay at BIG4 Merimbula Tween Waters Resort in a ‘Poolside 2 bedroom’ (sleeps 6) or NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Park in the ‘Oceanbreeze Accessible Villa’ (sleeps 4).
* All accommodation mentioned in this itinerary has reduced or limited mobility access. Please contact the Parks directly to book your accommodation. This information is correct at time of publishing.