Shoalhaven Heads is located at the mouth of the majestic Shoalhaven River and the southern end of beautiful Seven Mile Beach.
Shoalhaven Heads is located 18 km (23 min drive) from Nowra and 146 km (2 hr 15 min drive) from Sydney. It is only 11 km (13 min drive) from the popular weekend destination of Berry.
As the name suggests Shoalhaven Heads is located at the point where the Shoalhaven River enters the ocean, it is a popular coastal holiday spot ideally placed for a range of water based activities.
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 Shoalhaven Heads is more than 3,000 people, the median age is 56 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 3% of the population.
Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital in Nowra is a busy acute care facility which provides emergency care, medical, surgical and orthopaedic services. The hospital has an intensive care unit that incorporates high dependency and coronary care beds. As well as these clinical services, the hospital has an obstetric unit and children’s ward.
The closest Ambulance Service of NSW station is in Bomaderry (18 min drive).