On the banks of the Shoalhaven River in North Nowra (access from Yurunga Drive) is The Grotto. Whilst access to The Grotto is steep in parts, the walk is short and the ambience of the reserve more than makes up for any effort expended. Take a picnic and spend some time watching the beautiful Shoalhaven River, from a superb vantage point. A large overhanging rock called the Grotto has given its name to this walk. This is a beautiful walk with steep entrances that zigzag down 45 metres from the cliff-tops to the banks of the Shoalhaven River. The walk is a two kilometre loop track taking between one to two hours depending on whether you visit all of the four lookouts at the top of the cliffs. The walk passes through an old farm and orchard which belonged to John Hanson in the 1920s.
Trees Adventure is an eco-adventure experience. The park features exciting and challenging courses high in the tree canopy, that will have you swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest. The course lets you experience Australia's unique landscape, allowing thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts to experience the trees like never before. Flying foxes zip between the trees at exhilarating speeds, while cargo nets, rope bridges and wooden obstacles offer physical challenges high above the ground. There's even an airborne skateboard! The courses become increasingly difficult as you climb higher into the canopy, which means that you can find the right level to suit you. Suits ages from four years up to adult, and yes, there are even extreme "black" courses for the really adventurous! Bookings available via the website.
Shoalhaven Zoo is the largest native animal park on the New South Wales South Coast and brings together over 100 species of native Australian animals, birds and reptiles. Set in 16 acres of native bushland and resting on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River, you'll find plenty to see and do during your visit. After spending time exploring the zoo you can relax with a picnic by the river, cook up a barbecue or eat in the delightful Zoo Haven Cafe while taking in the wonderful views. And before you leave, don't forget to browse through the gift shop where you will find a great selection of souvenirs to remind you of your visit.
Set on 40 acres of bushland this vineyard and winery offers a rustic cellar door - for tastings and sales. Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery offer self-contained accommodation with the grounds containing barbecue facilities, dams - with fish and yabbies, bush walks and farm animals for all to enjoy. Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery offers visitors a chance to try high quality wine produced without the use of chemicals, herbicides and pesticides. The organic wines are grown and produced at the winery and are aged in underground cellars. The cellar door operates by appointment. If you are visiting the area and would like to come for a visit please phone ahead so they can organise a suitable time.