Shoalhaven Heads, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||2,910 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||10 m (33 ft)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC)|
|• Summer (DST)||AEST (UTC)|
|Location||163 km (101 mi) from Sydney|
|LGA(s)||City of Shoalhaven|
It has a fine surfing beach, access to the Shoalhaven River and is surrounded by wineries.
Shoalhaven Heads is a small rural holiday town. The town sits at the foot of Mount Coolangatta and is situated on both Seven Mile Beach and the mouth of the Shoalhaven River. It is served by the main Bolong Road, which runs from Gerroa to the north, to Bomaderry and Nowra to the south. It is bounded by national park to the north, the Shoalhaven River to the south and farm land to the west. The town comprises family homes, weekenders and retirement homes.
The town has a primary school, rural fire brigade, doctor's surgery and vets. In terms of shopping there are two grocery stores, a post office, a petrol station (which doubles as a video store and grocery shop), a newsagent, two hairdressers, a cafe, a butcher, a bakery, a pharmacy, a pizza shop, a burger shop and a Chinese takeaway. It has one large pub overlooking the river, a sizeable bowls and recreation club which has its own bistro and a golf club adjacent to Seven Mile Beach.
It has several very popular caravan parks (Mountain View Village, Holiday Haven, Coastal Palms Holiday Park and Tall Timbers) offering both static and mobile pitches. It has an outdoor swimming pool, skate ramp and sports field, along with several boat ramps, numerous play-areas and many excellent barbecue/picnic areas.
Nearby there is the historic Coolangatta Estate which was once the home of the pioneer Alexander Berry. Today Coolangatta Estate is a major tourist attraction. It offers accommodation, a golf course, wine tasting rooms, a restaurant and function rooms.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Shoalhaven Heads (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
- "Wine: Estate steeped in tradition", Newcastle Herald, 26 March 1913. Online reference http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1390732/wine-estate-steeped-in-tradition/
- Shoalhaven City Council
- Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum
- Shoalhaven Heads website
- The Heads Hotel
- Shoalhaven Heads Surf Life-Saving Club
- Shoalhaven Heads Bowls & Recreation Club
- St Peter's Anglican Church, Shoalhaven Heads
- VISITNSW.com - Shoalhaven
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