Shoalhaven Heads Is a small resort and tourist town some 20k from Nowra. Shoalhaven Heads is on the road to Gerringong that is a diversion road off the Princes Hgy. Shoalhaven Heads is normally a small town but during holiday seasons the population explodes. The ‘heads’ are at the Shoalhaven River mouth and seaside recreational activities dominate this area.

Shoalhaven Heads is a small rural holiday town. The town sits at the foot of Mount Collangatta 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.

In 1933 Sir Charles Kingsford Smith undertook his historic flight from nearby Seven Mile Beach to New Zealand and a memorial stone at Gerroa  marks the event.

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 hardware store, a butcher, a bakery, a pharmacy, a pizza shop, a burger shop and a Chinese takeaway. And it has one large pub overlooking the river, a sizeable Bowls and Recreation club which has its own Chinese Bistro and a golf club adjacent to Seven Mile Beach.

The ‘heads’ also has an Anglican Church, that is a functional building.

The Shoalhaven Heads War Memorial is at the Memorial Park.

Shoalhaven Heads will have to be a holiday break for the traveller and if not then keep driving. A pretty spot yes, but there is better overnight and holiday options.

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C Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course