Top 10 Tours in Shoalhaven, New South Wales

May 18, 2022 Darleen Reid

Discover the best top things to do in Shoalhaven, Australia including Day Tour from Canberra to Batemans Bay - with Oyster Tasting Kayak Tour, Great Beach Drive 4WD Tour - Private Charter from Noosa to Rainbow Beach, Sydney Wine Tour – Wine, Waves & Wildlife in South Coast, Conjola Tours, Private Tour: Sydney South Coast & Highlands , Fishermans Paradise Eco-walk, Half-Day Jervis Bay Sea Kayak Tour, Paddle with the Platypus Twilight Kayak Adventure, Jervis Bay Whale Watching Tour, Private Grand Pacific Drive and Southern Highlands Tour.
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1. Day Tour from Canberra to Batemans Bay - with Oyster Tasting Kayak Tour

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Enjoy this full day tour including kayaking in Batemans Bay, departing Canberra, with hotel pickup and drop-off Soak up the scenery on the comfortable, 2 hour drive through the countryside, before arriving in the picturesque NSW South Coast. Visit stunning Pebbly Beach and meet its friendly kangaroos, before your choice of lunch and shopping options in Batemans Bay. Embark on a 2-hour guided kayaking adventure, exploring the oyster leases on the pristine Clyde River. Learn about the fascinating oyster industry and sample the freshest oysters you can get: straight from the river! Following your kayak adventure, return to your Canberra hotel, stopping in the historic townships of Braidwood or Bungendore along the way.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off, Transport by air-conditioned vehicle, Professional guide, Snacks, All necessary equipment for kayaking, Bottled water

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Gratuities

Reviewed By tripping321

Such fun and so well organised! We were well briefed and assisted when necessary but otherwise encouraged to just go for it. Great weather and interesting ocean conditions helped.

2. Great Beach Drive 4WD Tour - Private Charter from Noosa to Rainbow Beach

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Escape the city for this private 8-hour 4WD drive experience as you take in the constantly changing scenery and locations that will take your breath away, have you wondering when you can do it again. This tour can seat up to 4 adults and 2 children and with the itinerary fully customizable, you are given a more personalized, unique experience. Enjoy included pickup from your Sunshine Coast accommodation, lunch, morning tea, refreshments, National Park and entrance fees.

Inclusions: Private tour, Gourmet Picnic Lunch on Rainbow Beach in the Coloured Sands paired with a wine, beer or soft drink, Coffee and/or Tea, Bottled water, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Gratuities

Reviewed By Dream170001

This was such an incredible tour, I can't recommend it highly enough. Craig is an amazing guide. He is extremely knowledgeable on the local areas plus very entertaining with a great sense of humour. We had a sensational lunch on the beach, saw great sea life including turtles plus kangaroos as we drove off the beach. The beach drive, coloured sands, Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point it's hard to choose which was the best bit. It was a truly incredible day.

3. Sydney Wine Tour – Wine, Waves & Wildlife in South Coast

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Explore one of Australia’s hidden gems with a private day trip to Southern Highlands and Kangaroo Valley. Enjoy scenic drive via Sea Cliff bridge, meet Australian native animals such as Koala and Kangaroos, and see Carrington Falls en route. Taste some of the great reds from a boutique winery and see the largest blowhole in the world. Avoid the hassles of driving and navigating and see some spectacular sights on this all day with the care of an expert guide. Two tour itineraries to choose from – 1. La Perouse, Symbio park (Koala and kangaroo encounters), Stanwell tops, Great Ocean Drive, Kiama blowhole, and wine tasting 2. La Perouse, Stanwell tops, Great Ocean Drive, Kiama blowhole, local winery, and Carrington Falls Tour highlights A luxury private tour Hotel pick up and drop off at Sydney Scenic coastal drive Waves, Wildlife, Wines, and Waterfall

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off from Sydney CBD, Travel in a modern minivan, Driver/guide, Complementary bottled water, Private transportation, Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Wine tasting ($5 per adult), Symbio park entry ($39 per adult)

Reviewed By Traveler687754

Stopped off at Blue mountains national park to see Kangaroos in wild in our Blue mountains tour. Went on few rides through which were good, certainly I recommend Blue mountains Cable car. Finally, we had an easy hike round the forest area. Great

4. Conjola Tours

Lake Conjola NSW 2539, Australia Conjola Tours
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Meeting your friendly local guide at the lake edge, you'll hear stories of natural environment, flora, fauna, fires and floods (and some surprising local history!) as we wander lakeside with binoculars handy for a closer look at the abundant birdlife. Kangaroo sightings are highly likely on this walk, and lakeside is where we're most likely to see them. You might also see stingrays and fish from the lake edge. Next, via a boardwalk through the bush, you'll visit three fabulously placed look-outs with stunning vistas of lake and coast, before emerging on beautiful Conjola beach. Walks along the sea shore vary seasonally. You might see whales, dolphins, endangered beach-nesting birds (or surfers catching a break off Green Island). Walking back to the lake over the sand dunes, the tour finishes at the Boat Ramp. Your Guide will escort you back to the tour starting point - or you might want to dive straight into the lake for a swim!

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Reviewed By jaysea007

Our organisation wanted to give back to the communities affected by the awful fires that occurred in early 2020. What better way than joining Conjola Tours to explore this corner of paradise and learn about both the local history and ecology of the area. They were so accommodating, keeping not only a group of adults interested but engaging with three children in the party, one of who had a disability. If you are after a leisurely stroll and want to learn a bit more about this area this is a great option. I also encourage everyone to support the numerous small businesses in this area that need our support, even more since the double hit of fires and travel restrictions.

5. Private Tour: Sydney South Coast & Highlands

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On this guided private South Coast & Highlands tour, you’ll visit the Australian beachside towns dotting the Pacific Ocean, NSW countryside and Kangaroo Valley, with a private professional tour guide in a brand new Volkswagen minibus. With hotel pick-up, all National Park fees and private minibus and tour guide included, this is the best value South Coast tour you’re likely to find.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, WiFi on board, Parking Fees, Experienced driver/guide, 2019 model Volkswagen minibus

Exclusions: Lunch, Gratuities

Reviewed By smileatbernie

The whole trip was excellent, from the moment we were picked up until we got dropped off. The tour was well put together and we saw amazing sites.

6. Fishermans Paradise Eco-walk

94 Anglers Parade, Fishermans Paradise NSW 2539, Australia Fishermans Paradise Eco-Walks
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Explore the peaceful village of Fishermans Paradise on a 90 minute guided walk with locals. Hear stories of natural environment, history and the bushfires of 2019-2020. See a diverse range of wildlife and regenerating bush, and enjoy stunning river views.

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7. Half-Day Jervis Bay Sea Kayak Tour

Huskisson Pictures, Owen St, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia Sea Kayak Jervis Bay
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5.0 based on 25 reviews

An outdoor experience like no other, you'll have the opportunity to paddle to some of Australia's most beautiful beaches with the whitest sand in the world! There is always a chance of encounters with local wildlife like seals, dolphins, sea birds and whales at the right time of year.

Inclusions: Coffee and/or Tea, Snacks, Morning tea of cake, chocolate and many fruits, Sea Kayak, PFD, spray skirt, paddling jacket (cag), paddle, pump and safety equipment carried by the guide

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Reviewed By Broughtogo123

My partner and I hired a double kayak on a stunning May day. Dane's instructions were very informative and clear. He was super friendly and accommodating. We had a great experience and would thoroughly recommend. Thanks Dane!

8. Paddle with the Platypus Twilight Kayak Adventure

Gretna War Memorial Oval, 3457 Lyell Hwy, Gretna TAS 7140, Australia Tassie Bound
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Why not swap the steering wheel for a paddle for a few hours and jump on board Tassie Bound’s multi award-winning kayak adventure? Explore a little deeper below the surface of the Derwent Valley’s idyllic countryside and you might find yourself catching a glimpse of our not so shy but still very wild local resident; the platypus. Here on the edge of Tasmania’s Western Wilds is a stretch of protected river environment where; if we travel quietly and respectfully, we have an exceptionally good chance of spotting platypus in their natural habitat. A perfect accessible adventure suitable for first-time paddlers, adventurers, families and platypus enthusiasts looking for a VIP backstage pass to the Derwent Valley region. No prior kayak experience is necessary to participate and suitable for children 5 & up. Basic swimming skills is a prerequisite. Tandem kayaks can be provided on request. Tour pick up location is within a 1 hour drive from Hobart's city centre. 

Inclusions: Snacks, All kayak and safety equipment, Local guides, Transfers from pick up location at Bushy Park., Complimentary photos, Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off

Reviewed By Alison L

Really well organised, informative and loads of fun! The scenery was breathtaking and it was delightful to see the beauty of the Derwent River and the untouched surrounds from the water. The platypus sightings were an added bonus. Our tour leaders were friendly and inviting! A perfect way to spend the late afternoon! I highly recommend.

9. Jervis Bay Whale Watching Tour

58 Owen St, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia Jervis Bay Wild Cruises
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Witness the majestic beauty of our migrating humpback whales on this 2-hour whale watching cruise from the town of Huskisson on Jervis Bay. You’ll cruise through the sparkling waters and past the white sandy beaches of the Jervis Bay Marin Park in search of these gentle giants of the sea. From May to November whales in increasing numbers can be found along the NSW coast on their annual migration, and during the months of October and November mothers and calves even enter Jervis Bay for a number of days to rest and bond with their young before continuing on the massive journey back to Antarctica.

Inclusions: 2-hour cruise

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Reviewed By shelleycop

What a wonderful experience. Anthony and glad were great at their job. They were friendly and helpful and ensured everyone had fun. The boat was clean and tidy. Saw lots of dolphins who joined in the fun showing off their skills. Would certainly recommend this company. The photo on board was also very friendly and would of got lots of great shots. I’ll be booking with this company for the whale watching tour.

10. Private Grand Pacific Drive and Southern Highlands Tour

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Experience the stunning beaches, vistas and beauty of the South Coast as you travel the Grand Pacific Drive on this full-day, private tour. Walk the engineering marvel of the Sea Cliff Bridge, visit the natural wonder of the Kiama Blowhole, stroll the gorgeous Georgian village of Berrima with its craft and produce stores and more. This guided tour includes transport by an air-conditioned van and National Park fees.

Inclusions: Driver/guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private tour, Transport by air-conditioned minivan, National Park fees, Bottled water

Exclusions: Food and drinks

Reviewed By Navigate597802

We thoroughly enjoyed this indepth look at this beautiful city. Our guide, Danny, was so very knowledgeable and accomodating. The van was clean and air conditioned and equipped with a speaker system, so we were very comfortable. I highly recommend this tour at the beginning of a Sydney visit to gain a good perspective of the city.

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