Friday, November 12, 2010

Shellharbour- what to do for a day trip!

So, have decided to start to write my blogs about our beautiful south coast! There is so much to see & do and nothing should be missed, especially with the warmer weather upon us meaning outdoor activities are a must.

I am going to work my way down the coast from the top of our region Shellharbour & down to just before Batemans Bay at the coastal town of Cullendulla.

If you are looking for a day trip destination then Shellharbour is a great one, it offers lots of self contained accommodation along with motels and a good van park by the water. You can visit Shellharbour Square at one end for endless shopping or to get the groceries whilst at the other you can see the quaint harbour village, with good cafes, boutique shopping, a good gallery & more.

Down at the village a cheap activity is to simply grab an icecream and enjoy a stroll down by the harbour (or bike ride, but wait till after the icecream for that!), you can watch the boats come in & out, search the rockpools or have a dip in the seapool not far along.

Shopping in the village is good as there are not a huge amount of shops but they all offer something unique, you have harbour rose & happy talk top boutiques for beautiful dresses and accessories or the special Green Poppy which is a groovy cafe that also makes its own specialty teas in-house. They always have a free variety brewing to try so duck in, give it a try & you might find a type you like.

Do you dive or snorkle? Shellharbour at Bushranger's Bay Marine Aquatic Reserve is known for its underwater paradise for Scuba Diving, if you are certified you can get any equipment you need at the top of town at the Scuba Shop.

Other places close by to Shellharbour are the white sandy beaches of South Beach which is a good safe family beach or if surfing is your thing then 'The Farm' (as called by the locals) located within Killalea State Park is a popular surfing beach.

Other activities include golf at the Links, the HARS (aviation museum- let the kids see what old school planes looked like!) or Tongarra Museum at Albion Park (a historical step back in time).

I could go on & on with some more fun activities for Shellharbour but don't have all day! See the visitors centre or their website for more info, they are always happy to assist.
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PS- All the pics shown in this blog have been sourced from Shellharbour Tourism.

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