Welcome to Banksia Park Cottages


[-] Jamberoo Action Park - family fun and action rides

55 mins from Banksia Park via Robertson. Have a full day of fun and water thrills and spills at NSW's biggest theme park! All rides, all included, all day. Shelter hire and BBQ facilities available. Open daily until April 26th,
1215 Jamberoo Road, Jamberoo
(02) 4236 0114
Visit www.jamberoo.net

[-] Kiama blow-hole, historic lighthouse, and the town

Just 10 min to the coast from Jamberoo is the lovely seaside town of Kiama. Wander around quaint historic shops or drift down to the harbour, where you can fish or check out the fishing boats, feed the pelicans, enjoy fish and chips by the blowhole, or just let the sea breezes blow away your cobwebs.

[-] Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo National Park – boardwalk and falls

Off Jamberoo Mtn Rd 15 km west of Kiama. Sub-tropical rainforest loop walk 1.6 km – wheelchair assisted, or Falls walk 2.6 km. Visitor Information Centre, retail shop, Café, picnic and barbecue facilities beside the Minnamurra River.
9am - 5pm.
345 Minnamurra Falls Road, Jamberoo,
(02) 4236 0469

[-] Illawarra Fly – tree top walk on the Illawarra escarpment near Robertson

A 500m long, 25m high elevated tree top walk, suitable for all mobilities, plus a thrill seeking 45m high lookout ascended via a spiral stairway. View temperate rainforest and inspiring views from a vantage point high over the picturesque Illawarra Escarpment generally reserved for our flying friends. 182 Knights Hill Rd, Knights Hill (10 minutes from Robertson, via Jamberoo Mtn Road, taking the turn opposite the "FAMOUS" Robertson Pie Shop) (02) 4885 1010

[-] Waterfalls – each with enticing easy walks; Fitzroy, Belmore, Carrington

Enjoy the spectacular views from the escarpment into the Kangaroo Valley from any of these viewpoints.
Fitzroy Falls: 230m high. 20 mins drive towards the Southern Highlands. Visitors Centre, café, BBQs, disabled access, bushwalks around the edge of the escarpment with numerous viewing platforms.
Belmore Falls: 78m high. The headwaters of Barrengarry Creek. From Fitzroy Falls head south, turn left at Myra Vale Road, then right into Bellmore Falls Road along about 5 kms of reasonably graded dirt roads.
Carrington Falls: headwaters of the Kangaroo Valley River, picnic and swimming areas

[-] Wineries

Centennial Vineyards – 'Woodside', Centennial Road, Bowral (02) 4861 8700
Mundrakoona Estate (and Artemis Wines) - Sir Charles Moses Lane, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong (02) 4872 1311
Southern Highland Wines - Oldbury Road, Sutton Forest SW 2577 (02) 4868 2300


[-] Surf Beaches

Gerringong, Gerroa and Seven Mile. 10-15 min drive east of Berry

[-] The historic town of Berry

20 min towards the coast from Kangaroo Valley. The home of various National Trust buildings prides itself on being known as the 'Town of Trees'. With many oaks, elms and beeches, the township has a character and charm of an English bygone era. Craft markets are held on the 1st Sunday of each month.

[-] Wineries

Coolangatta Estate - 1335 Bolong Road, Shoalhaven Heads (02) 4448 7131
Two Figs Winery - 905 Bolong Rd Shoalhaven Heads 2535 (02) 4448 5003
Roselea – Gerringong (02) 4234 0340
Silos - B640 Princes Highway, Jaspers Brush (02) 4448 6082


[-] Cambewarra Mountain Lookout

10 min east of Kangaroo Valley take in vistas of 110km of coastline, from Coolangatta Mtn in the north to Pidgeon House Mtn down south. Great café!

[-] BUNDANON, artist Arthur Boyd's legacy to the Australian people

Overlooking the Shoalhaven River, North Nowra. Bundanon was gifted to the Australian people in 1993 by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd. The 1,100 hectare property of pristine bush land comprises the original homestead, the Mordant Family Library, Arthur Boyd’s original studio and the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, gift shop, catering available. Sundays 10.30-4pm only – booking advised (02) 44222100.

[-] Shoalhaven Zoo

The largest native animal park on the NSW South Coast, 16 acres on the banks of the Shoalhaven River. Cuddle a koala, picnic by the river, BBQ, Café, gift shop. 9-5pm. Rock Hill Road, North Nowra (02) 4421 3949.
Tree climb - Australia's First Tree & Cliff Edge Experience

[-] Museum of Flight – HMAS Albatross, Nowra

Multi award winning Fleet Air Arm Museum of naval aviation. Many exhibition galleries, a museum shop and Café. Over 30 fixed and rotary wing aircraft on display. 10am - 4pm daily except New Year's Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 8 kms south of Nowra at HMAS ALBATROSS on Albatross Road.

[-] Shoalhaven River cruise

The 'Shoalhaven Explorer' departs from the Nowra Public Wharf - Wharf Road adjacent to the Nowra Sailing Club. Bookings essential (02) 4441 5660

[-] Commerong Island Nature Reserve – access by car ferry

Encompasses part of the Shoalhaven Estuary, which is an internationally recognised habitat for a range of shorebirds and one of the most important NSW havens for migratory wading birds. 10km east of Nowra along Terrara Rd.

[-] Lady Denman Heritage Complex

At Huskisson, one of the villages of Jervis Bay, 45 min from Kangaroo Valley.
Dent St & Woollamia Rd, Huskisson
(02) 4441 5675
Lady Denman ferry
Maritime Museum
art gallery
Timbery's Aboriginal Gallery
marine reserve(feed the fish)
mangrove boardwalk

[-] Bay and Basin Leisure Centre – indoor water slides and play stations at Vincentia

25m indoor pool, a leisure pool, toddler's pool, spa, 40m water slide, gym and cafe. Disabled access.
The Wool Road, Vincentia
(02) 4441 7722

[-] Jervis Bay – a classified Marine Park

20 km south-east of Nowra
Whale/dolphin cruises
Booderee Native Botanical Gardens
hidden creeks and inlets, natural, unspoilt and secluded bays, clear blue waters and pristine white sand beaches such as Hyams Beach and Greenfields Beach

[-] Wineries

Cambewarra Estate – 520 Illaroo Road, Cambewarra (02) 4446 0170
Nowra Hill Vineyard - 222 BTU Road, Nowra Hill (02) 4447 8362

[-] Historic Buildings

Shoalhaven Historical Museum(1900) located within old police premises, open p.m. weekends & public holidays - Nowra
'Meroogal'(1885), a gothic-style house open weekends and bank holidays – Nowra

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