Shoalhaven Heads

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Shoalhaven Heads
New South Wales
Shoalhaven Heads is located in New South Wales
Shoalhaven Heads
Shoalhaven Heads
Coordinates 34°51′S 150°45′E / 34.850°S 150.750°E / -34.850; 150.750Coordinates: 34°51′S 150°45′E / 34.850°S 150.750°E / -34.850; 150.750
Population 3,059 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2535
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
County Camden
Parish Coolangatta
State electorate(s) Kiama
Federal Division(s) Gilmore
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21 °C
70 °F
17.6 °C
64 °F
1,261.5 mm
49.7 in
Localities around Shoalhaven Heads:
Berry Berry
Coolangatta Shoalhaven Heads Tasman Sea
Coolangatta Comerong Island

Shoalhaven Heads is a town in Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia. At the 2016 census, Shoalhaven Heads had a population of 3,059 people.[1]

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.[2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Shoalhaven Heads (state suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Wine: Estate steeped in tradition", Newcastle Herald, 26 March 1913. Online reference

External links

  • 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
  • - Shoalhaven
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