Destination guide

Everything went south – Australia's stellar South Coast

Between Sydney in the north and the Victoria border in the south, the South Coast is a scenic stretch of shoreline that runs along the Tasman Sea. The popular summer destination is known for its secluded, sandy beaches and a wealth of protected national parks, and you can find a number of mid-sized towns dotting the A1 highway that runs parallel to the coast. With everything from historic architecture and charming residential areas to picturesque shoreline and wooded mountain peaks, South Coast vacation rentals offer easy access to some of Australia's most striking scenery.

Things to do

You're history – the South Coast's sights, culture and more

Just a short drive south of Sydney, the city of Nowra offers plenty of cultural attractions. Aviation history abounds at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, and you can see examples of the area's early architecture at the Werninck Craft Cottage and the Meroogal House, a 19th-century Gothic-style dwelling that now offers history exhibits and guided tours. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the wildlife displays at the Shoalhaven Zoo, while Magic Mountain Merimbula offers numerous rides and attractions, including roller coasters,mini-golf and a treetop ropeway.


Head outdoors – natural splendour on the South Coast

Hear that? It's the call of the wild – and the South Coast has everything you need to answer accordingly. In the region's numerous national parks, you'll find plenty of hiking trails, campsites and epic clifftop views, while the nearby mountains offer loads of striking forest scenery. Down at sea level, you can take advantage of the broad, sandy beaches along the Tasman Sea, and swimming, surfing and other waterfront activities are big business here. Humpback whales can be seen on their annual migration off the coast, and whale-watching tours are popular between May and November.


Sweet mild o' mine – temperate weather on the South Coast

Fairly temperate all throughout the year, the climate of the South Coast ranges from humid subtropical to oceanic. Summers are warm to hot, with average highs around 28 degrees between December and February. Winters are cooler, generally ranging from 7 to 17 degrees in June and July. Rainfall is relatively common all throughout the year, with the bulk of it falling between November and April. The area's popular with summer visitors, and you'll find that rates for South Coast vacation rentals are generally at their lowest during the cooler off-season months between autumn and spring.

Natural highlights

Seaside South Coast – millions of beaches, are they all for me?

A narrow band of shoreline between Sydney and the Victoria border, the South Coast lies along the Tasman Sea of the Pacific Ocean, and you'll find plenty of sandy beaches, seaside cliffs and rocky shoreline throughout the area. The region's numerous national parks feature everything from coastal mountains and dense woodland to verdant rainforests, open grassland and waterfalls. With such a vast expanse of shoreline in the area, you won't have any trouble finding South Coast vacation rentals with beach access or killer ocean views.

Where to stay near South Coast?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,989 holiday rentals near South Coast. From 3,491 Houses to 735 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Coast is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Coast?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Coast. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Coolangatta: 781 holiday rentals
  • Kiama: 494 holiday rentals
  • Kangaroo Valley: 471 holiday rentals
  • Berry: 908 holiday rentals
  • Culburra Beach: 1,039 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in South Coast! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Coast?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in South Coast with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Coolangatta: 781 holiday homes
  • Kiama: 494 holiday homes
  • Kangaroo Valley: 471 holiday homes
  • Berry: 908 holiday homes
  • Culburra Beach: 1,039 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to South Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in South Coast are:

  • Batemans Bay, NSW (QBW-Batemans Bay Heliport): 584 holiday houses
  • Wollongong Airport (WOL): 827 holiday houses
  • Merimbula Airport (MIM): 495 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South Coast?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in South Coast. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wollongong South Beach: 395 holiday rentals
  • Kiama Surf Beach: 1,025 holiday rentals
  • Wollongong City Gallery: 394 holiday rentals
  • Wollongong North Beach: 399 holiday rentals
  • Point Perpendicular Lighthouse: 1,444 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Coast listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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