Rugged beauty and the guarantee of exceptionally jaw-dropping scenery draw visitors to the South Coast. Spanning 400km of the coastline to the border of Victoria, it offers a menu of incredible scenes that can’t be replicated anywhere else in Australia. Holiday favourites like Wollongong and Ulladulla offer hedonistic days of sunbathing and cocktail sipping, while their quieter counterparts like Eden and Batemans Bay proffer a sense of olde-worlde charm with their fishing heritage and age-old historic settlements.

The main roads that carve through the region are flanked by national parks that boast intimate beaches, hidden coves, and remote mountain scenery topped with rugged bush land. This is where the secluded charm of the South comes into its element, providing visitors with wineries tucked away in the countryside, culinary encounters set far from the braying crowds, and a heavy emphasis on ecotourism. The icing on the cake are the plentiful whale watching and diving opportunities to be had in the region.