Australian Wildlife - Shoalhaven South Coast NSW Australia Tourist Information

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Dolphin watching cruises on the South Coast of NSW

It's a really special moment when you first see the Dolphins as they weave under the surface then burst up through the waves in what appears to be sheer delight. A dolphin watching tour is definitely a must if you decide to take a scenic drive from Kangaroo Valley down to the NSW South Coast beaches for a day trip.
Board a Dolphin Watching cruise boat from Huskisson, located on the Jervis Bay Marine Park, for a 2 hour afternoon cruise with the Devonshire Tea or a 3 hour twilight cruise with barbecue. The dolphin cruise charter boats have two decks and provide all weather protection so you won't be disappointed.
Cruises cost around $35 per person, half price for kids.

 

Whale Watching Tours in Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast

During the months between June - July and later between September and November there are great opportunities for whale watching on the South Coast of NSW Australia. You can take a whalewatching boat and cruise outside Jervis Bay to view humpback whales as they migrate along the coast. The size and grace of the whales as they play is impressive and a real must see.
In between whale sightings you can take in the wonderful Jervis Bay coastline with its cliffs and totally unspoiled sandy beaches. Whale Watching Cruises last for around 3 hours at a typical cost of around $40 per person, half price for kids. There are family rates.
 

Birdwatching in the Kangaroo Valley & South Coast Region

Australian birdlife is prolific in Kangaroo Valley and the NSW South Coast region, giving pleasure to those relaxing and enjoying a holiday break and serious birdwatching opportunities to the keen...
While in the beautiful Australian National Parks and throughout the shoalhaven countryside you can watch for the laughing kookaburra, see the beauty & grace of king parrots, rainbow lorikeets, hear the shrieks of galahs and cockatoos mixed with wagtails & warblers.
From the South Coast beaches you can watch the local sea birds, such as white breasted sea eagles, crested terns, yellow headed boobies, shearwaters and pelicans. 
 
Kangaroos Wombats and Duck Billed Platypus in Kangaroo Valley
There are special locations to see kangaroos and wombats in Kangaroo Valley at dawn and dusk. Your hosts will also share with you viewing locations to see platypus. In all cases Crystal Creek Meadows provides responsible viewing codes to visitors so that the native wildlife are safe and respected.
 
Wildlife conservation - Brush-Tailed Rock-Wallaby
As part of your wildlife experience there are opportunities to donate to wildlife conservation. The Brush-Tailed Rock-Wallaby is particularly vulnerable in this region with a population of only 40. 
 

Nowra Animal Park Shoalhaven South Coast NSW

International visitors to Australia and families will enjoy getting up
close to the Australian Native wildlife at the Nowra Animal Park on the
South Coast of NSW.
Located on a spectacular section of the Shoalhaven River, Nowra Animal
Park boasts a huge picnic area with a playground and coffee shop. The
park is home to ponies, goats, wombats, koalas and kangaroos and also
features a reptile house.

Recommended Business: 
The charity Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby are activitly trying to support this threaten species. The operator Dolphin Watch Cruises is Advanced EcoTourism certified and does offer a sailing boat option which is gentle on the enviornment
Details
Open: 
Daily
Host: 
Mat Cross
Phone: 
02 4441 6311
Location: 
Dolphin Watch Cruises 50 Owen Street, Huskisson, Jervis Bay, NSW
Suitable For: 
Everyone
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