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Culburra Beach is a small coastal town located on the coast between the Crookhaven River and Lake Wollumboola.

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Culburra Beach is in the Shoalhaven region of the NSW. It is located 21 km east of Nowra (20 min drive) and 190 km south of Sydney (2 hr 45 min drive).

Culburra Beach is spoilt for choice when it comes to waterways, located on the coast between the Crookhaven River, Lake Wollumboola and kilometers of ocean beaches. Warrain Beach is where famous Australian photographer Max Dupain snapped the iconic Sunbaker photograph in 1937.

How to get there

There are no public airports in the Nowra area, Sydney or Canberra airports are the closest major airports.

There are regular City Rail services from Central Sydney that head south passing through Wollongong and terminate in the northern Shoalhaven.

Premier Transport offers coach services between Sydney and Eden, stopping in Nowra.


The population of Culburra Beach is nearly 3,500 people, the median age is 53 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 8% of the population.

Culburra Beach is located within the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Profile provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

The Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital provides acute medical and surgical services as well as orthopaedic services, an emergency department and obstetric unit. The hospital’s intensive care unit incorporates high dependency and coronary care beds.

There is a NSW Ambulance Service station in Culburra Beach.

Accredited GP practices

  • Culburra Beach General Practice

  • Industry

The main industries residents of Culburra Beach are employed in are: aged care residential services, defence, supermarket and grocery stores, primary education and hospitals.
  • Education

There is one primary school in Culburra Beach - Culburra Public School. The nearest public high schools are in Nowra. Private primary and high schools are also located in Nowra.
  • Childcare

There are two preschools and out of school hour care in Culburra Beach, there are additional options in Nowra and nearby towns.
  • Shopping

In Culburra Beach there is a Woolworths supermarket, a butcher, newsagent, fruit shop, surf and gift stores, and cafes. Nearby Nowra has a range of large retail stores such as Woolworths, Aldi, Bunnings, Kmart and Target, as well as smaller specialty stores.
  • Places of worship

There are a number of places of worship in Culburra Beach and surrounds including Catholic, Anglican, Jehovah’s Witness, Baptist and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (80 min drive) and the closest mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (80 min drive).
  • Points of interest

Warrain Beach is popular for surfing, swimming, fishing and relaxing on the fine white sands. Lake Wollumboola is well known for its bird life and attracts migratory birds over summer that attract bird watchers to the area. Just north of Culburra Beach are Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse, marking the entrance to the Crookhaven and Shoalhaven Rivers. Both rivers are part of Australia’s Oyster Coast, and fresh oysters are readily available.
  • Sporting activities

Within the broader Nowra/Culburra Beach/Callala Bay area there are many sporting teams and associations including rugby league, tennis, basketball, netball, AFL, cricket golf and swimming. Many teams have their own websites or social media pages.
  • Community groups and activities

Shoalhaven City Council provides a community directory with contact details for arts groups, community services organisations, environment and conservation groups, and sporting and recreational groups.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Culburra Beach. A good place to start are the Facebook pages: Culburra Beach NSW AustraliaCulburra Beach 2540Culburra beach buy swap and sellShoalhaven City Council, South Coast Register.