Culburra Beach, Culburra Beach, commonly referred to as Culburra, is a coastal town located in the Shoalhaven 18 km south east of Nowra. The town has a population of 3,500 and is a popular holiday, fishing and surfing location.  

Originally designed by Walter Burley Griffin, the architect who designed Canberra, its shops and businesses provide a range of services and places to eat for residents and visitors to the region. Discover seaside delights in Culburra Beach, where famous Australian photographer Max Dupain snapped the iconic Sunbaker picture in 1937.

The town is the regional centre for the coastal villages of Currarong, Callala Beach, Callala Bay and Orient Point.

It boasts the two closest surf beaches to Nowra and is home to the Culburra Beach and Nowra Surf Club whose clubhouse is located at the northern end of Warrain Beach.

Relax and swim at beautiful beaches, enjoy fishing and kayaking on sparkling waterways, and taste succulent oysters from the Crookhaven and Shoalhaven estuaries in Culburra Beach

Culburra Accommodation

What better place to stay than in the coastal village of Culburra Beach. South Coast Holidays can help you book accommodation in Culburra Beach.

Nearby Beaches

Warrain Beach

Warrain Beach is just across the road from Pine Lodge. This is the best surfing beach in Culburra. Nowra Surb Club is located at the northern end of Warrain Beach.

Culburra Beach is great for swimming, surfing and scuba diving. Both beaches are patrolled in summer.

Lake Wollumboola

Lake Wollumboola, which is next to Warrain Beach on the southern side, is a 600 hectare inland lake which is sometimes open and sometimes closed. The Lake, sand bar and south west part of the catchment are included in the Jervis Bay National Park. The Lake is filled over the summer season with migratory birds and on a clear night, the reflection of the Milky Way on the lake is breathtaking.

Things to do in Culburra Beach 


Activities in Stanwell Park

Swimming, surfing, canoeing, beach fishing, bushwalking, bush camping and nature study. Take one of the many walks along the coast for magnificent views, or inland to experience the variety of habitats, including heath, rainforests, open woodlands and estuarine systems.

The Wodi Wodi Walking Track

Starting at Stanwell Park station is a circular 6.5km moderate track, named after one of the Aboriginal tribes who lived along the Illawarra coast. Be careful of the steep sections on the climb to mineral springs and up to Mount Mitchell. Accessible at all times.

Stanwell Park and Beyond

The south coast of Australia is full of secluded little holiday gems, each with their own unique sparkle, and Stanwell Park is one of those. One that shines bright is the small picturesque village of Stanwell Park, conveniently only about an hour away from Sydney, making it perfect for vacationing. The contrast of spectacular beaches, dense bush wilderness and hilly peaks and cliffs make Stanwell Park and its surrounding areas and amazing sight to see. Book your Stanwell Park accommodation through South Coast Holidays.

So if you are looking for things to do in Stanwell Park, sight seeing should be high on your list, and being high isn’t a joke. The Illawarra escarpment cliffs are naturally developed in such a way that the air currents make then perfect launching pads for hand gliders. However if that’s a little too extreme for your liking then sticking to trekking and bush walking might be a more reserved way to experience the magnificent natural attractions on offer. Another great way to experience the unique landscape is on one of the many scenic driving routes such as the Hargrave, Grand Pacific, or over the Seacliff Bridge.

If you are looking for more traditional things to do in Stanwell Park, then relaxing to the max on one of its paradise like beach areas is definitely a great way to have fun with all the family. You can sunbathe, play beach games or take out a boat for sailing. If surfing is your thing, then this is the place because Stanwell Park has become renowned for its surfing beach, tucked snugly behind the forested cliffs. It always brings the waves and is never overpopulated making it great for beginners and experiences surfers alike.

Beyond the natural attractions there is plenty of entertainment and other activities on offer in Stanwell Park including the Symbio Wildlife Park and Gardens, golf courses, the Jambaroo Action park (theme park about 30 minutes drive away), children’s playgrounds and family eating areas, bowling, and mountain bike hire.

Once you’re all tired of things to do in Stanwell Park, it’s time to eat. There are many great fresh food restaurants all around the coast, where you can enjoy a whole host of seafood and fish. Once you’re done eating there are also plenty of small shops and boutiques to buy souvenirs and quality product. Arts and crafts are also a big part of the coast.

No matter what you plan is when on vacation here, one thing is for sure, you’ll never run out of things to do in Stanwell Park

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