Top 10 Seasonal Activities to do around Sussex Inlet


A quiet but spirited town, Sussex Inlet is located just 45 kilometres south of Nowra on the New South Wales south coast. Serene, isolated and tranquil, you’ll be surprised to discover Jervis Bay territory just 30 kilometres away, perfect for shopping and taking advantage of the world-famous attractions for a quarter of the cost.
Sussex Inlet isn’t just your next seaside break – it’s a place you’ll be sad to leave and eager to return, year after year. Here are some of the best things to do, whenever you decide to visit Haven Holiday Resort in Sussex Inlet.

1. Sussex Inlet Marine Centre

Sussex Inlet Marine Centre is your one-stop-shop for boat, kayak, canoe, bike and scooter hire. Whether you are planning a few hours fishing or sightseeing around the waterways of Sussex Inlet Sussex marine hire have what you need. Offering 12 hire boats includes comfortable aluminium and clinker-built dinghies all fitted with a motor, petrol, oars, bucket and life jackets and have a maximum capacity of 6 people per boat.  The boats are easy to operate and great for families. You can get everything you need for a fun day on the water as tackle, bait, boat bits, ice creams, drinks, sweets are all available at the Sussex Inlet Marine Centre.

2. Sussex Inlet Stand up paddleboarding

Paddleboarding isn’t just the latest water sport trend, but it’s super fun, great for all ages and a fantastic low-impact workout too! Improve your core strength, balance and overall fitness while taking in the breathtaking views of Swan Lake, Sussex River, or Berrara Creek.
Paddleboarding is a safe and relaxing and perfect for the whole family.
You can take lessons, attend a fitness class or simply hire a board and give it a try!

3. Visit the Booderee Botanical Gardens

The Booderee Botanic Gardens are the only Aboriginal-owned botanic gardens in Australia. As such, visitors can learn about the Indigenous history of the region, how to find bush tucker and the medicinal uses of plants. The Koori people of the area have a long, rich history and are bushrangers are happy to guide groups through the gardens on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a booking.
Admission to the Park is included in the admissions to the Booderee National Park and should be paid at the park entrance station.

4. Explore Booderee National Park

If you’re more interested in the amazing bushland, then exploring the Booderee National Park has to be on your to-do list. With 200 species of birds, 30 kinds of native mammals, bats, reptiles and 130 different species of fish, this mecca of wildlife shouldn’t be passed up.

Murray’s beach is a famous location for watching little penguins makes their way up and down the beach come nightfall – they’re heading back out to sea after feeding all day in the waters of the park. You’re free to watch them, but don’t get too close and never touch or approach a wild animal!

5. Pigeon House Mountain walking track (Morton National Park) 

Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track is one of the best walks in Morton National Park and on the
south coast. The walk is in the park’s southern section. The walk is pretty steep in parts, but terrific views
make it worthwhile. You’ll hike through forest, age-old sandstone before coming to a series of ladders that lead you to the summit and the view is breathtaking. 

Morton National Park is the traditional Country of the Yuin people. Several hundred Aboriginal sites have
been recorded here and there are likely many more. The park's imposing mountains, particularly Didthul,
are particularly significant in Aboriginal mythology, as is the majestic Fitzroy Falls. The park's plateau and
the surrounding country also contain sites of great importance to Aboriginal people, whose occupation of the
area dates back over 20,000 years.

6. Jervis Bay Wild - whale watching & boat cruises for every occasion

The Jervis Bay Passage Cruise is accompanied by informative commentary that leaves guests with a wonderful respect and knowledge of Jervis Bay. The crystal clear blue waters, abundant sea life, and variety of bird species will also leave a lasting impression. If you want to experience the natural wonders of Jervis Bay by water, Jervis Bay Wild offer a cruise that will fit your needs.

In the cooler months (May-October), when the humpback and southern right whale make their migrations through the bay, is peak whale-watching season. There are many ways to safely enjoy whale watching, including going on a tour, a whale-watching cruise or simply getting cosy at a lookout.       

7. Take a day trip to Berry

Just 5 kilometres north of Nowra, there’s so much to discover in Berry. Try the Sourdough Café for lunch, and then take a walk through the iconic Goldfish Toy Shop, known for its quality wooden toys and gifts.
Held twice a month on the second Saturday and fourth Sunday from 8am – 2pm, the Berry Produce Market is a fantastic way to sample local delicacies. From jams, cakes, fresh fruit and vegetables, to selling locally grown seedlings and fruits, there’s something for everyone in this sweet-sounding town.

8. Fun Land (Ulladulla) 

Fun Land Ulladulla is a three-level amusement arcade in the centre of Ulladulla, known as the 'Heart of Ulladulla'. Funland is a megacentre of huge proportions and the biggest amusement arcade on the South Coast of NSW. It's filled with ticket games, interactive rides, exciting laser tag across multiple levels, dodgems, classic pinball and arcade games and much more. Spending a few hours with the kids at Fun Land Ulladulla is something you can all enjoy rain, hail or shine. 

9. Horse Riding, canoeing & archery at Valhalla

Located just 25 minutes from Sussex Inlet on the beautiful South Coast, you will find Valhalla Horse Riding. Valhalla is a family-owned and run business for over 30 years offering a fun day of activities out in the tranquil Australian bush. Valhalla is set on over 100 acres of native bushland on the banks of the Currambene Creek offering a picturesque and relaxed environment with something for everyone of every age to enjoy.

If you're not interested in horse riding why not enjoy a peaceful paddle up the creek in a canoe, go swimming, try a hand at archery or simply relax by the creek while enjoying the beautiful bush surroundings.

10. Sussex Inlet Cinema 

Sussex Inlet Cinema is located at 173 Jacobs Drive Sussex Inlet. Inlet cinema offers old school charm and was built in 1947 to cater for a small local population which increased some tenfold through the summer season. Inlet Cinema was reopened in April 2009 with modern facilities and amenities. 

Snuggling up on a cold day, or taking some time to enjoy a film with the family is a must-do while visiting the beautiful little township of  Sussex Inlet. 


For more things to do in Sussex Inlet and Shoalhaven visit our Things-To-Do page.

Rebecca Beaton

Written by Rebecca Beaton