Greenwell Point is a sleepy village just 2 hours’ drive from both Sydney and Canberra on the NSW south coast. It is famous for its world-class fishing and oysters. Greenwell Point has a population of about 1,200. It is bordered by farmland to the west and water everywhere else.
Greenwell Point lies just inside Seven Mile and Culburra Beach, on the mouth of the Shoalhaven and Crookhaven estuaries. Before the railways, Greenwell Point was Australia’s fourth largest port and it remains the safest and most popular access point by private or charter boat to many of the South Coast’s best fishing spots.
There are some beautiful scenic loops that take advantage of the Comerong Island rivulets. If kayaking, make sure you go with the tide as paddling against is often impossible, especially during king tides. Bring your own kayak or hire from Nowra Kayak Hire or Culburra Beach Surf School.
Barbecues, picnics and playground
Stainless steel BBQs and picnic areas are located in Tatiana Park across the road (provided by Shoalhaven Council). There is also a great playground for the kids.There is also a BBQ in the amenities block or your own electric BBQ on your deck.
Fish off the shore, pontoons or jetties. From the front of the park and for about a kilometre along the foreshore you’ll find accessible walkways and pontoons. Fishing tackle and bait is available from the Greenwell Point Service Station.
The 25 m outdoor swimming pool across the road has a shaded toddler pool and kiosk. It is operated by the council and is open in summer. Opening hours are displayed on the gate to the pool.Also check out the nearby beaches.
Greenwell Point tennis court was built in 1977. It is available for hourly hire day and night and the net is left up so you can just start playing! 14 South Street, (02) 4447 1279
Walk or ride
The 1 km path along the foreshore is great for exploring or you can do a 5 km circuit around Greenwell Point that is mostly flat.
Launching your own boat is easy at the Greenwell Point boat ramp opposite South Coast Retreat. Catch some fish for dinner, find your own private beach, or soak up some of nature’s natural wonders on the almost uninhabited Comerong Island – host of a fabulous nature reserve and the southern end of Seven Mile Beach. For the more adventurous, access the Tasman Sea via the Crookhaven Bar. Remember to let Marine Rescue know what you’re doing.Bring your own boat or hire from Shoalhaven Boat Hire or Husky Boat Hire.
There are plenty of other activities to enjoy in the Shoalhaven area.