What to do in Denhams Beach, South Coast (New South Wales), Australia

South of Sydney you’ll discover uncrowded beaches, marine and national parks and the famous Kiama blowhole, which spouts seawater 20 meters s into the air.

The rugged coastline offers adventures such as swimming with seals and deep-sea fishing, as well as coastal walks and surfing.

Here are some activities you can do and places to go that are very close to the amazing Denhams Beach:

 

Birdland Animal Park

Birdland Animal Park is only minutes from Denham’s Beach. It is a delightful and intimate experience for all ages.

There are eight acres of waterfront landscaped gardens and trees with over 100 species of native Australian animals, birds and reptiles, which you can either stroll or ride a train through.

Cuddle a koala and have your picture taken at feeding time or for the adventurous experience, try a snake around your neck. The cute baby wombats, under Birdland’s ‘Rear and Release’ program love to be given a cuddle.

Bring a picnic to enjoy or use the BBQ facilities, while the children play on the play gym, swings and cubby. There is an onsite kiosk.

 

Dolphin & Whale Watching

When the dolphins are out to play you are able to enjoy this unique experience from your balcony. They can be seen ‘surfing’ in the waves as they are forming and breaking.

The Common Bottlenose Dolphin is a regular visitor to the Denham’s Beach area, being grey in colour and may be between 2m and 4m. The dolphins live in groups called pods and typically number about fifteen dolphins, but group size can vary from one dolphin to groups of 100 or more. The numbers of dolphins seen at Denham’s Beach usually varies between four and twelve.

You may also see whales from your balcony during their annual southern migration period. This period is from September through to November and is the best time to see them around the Batemans Bay region, on their way to enjoy a summer of intense feeding in the Antarctic Ocean.

A little further south of Denham’s Beach, the waters surrounding Montague Island are rich in krill and close to the edge of the continental shelf making this area a popular feeding ground for whales, including female whales and their nursing calves.

Most whale watching tours depart from Narooma and the excitement of seeing a whale close up diving and after a period of time breaking the surface in a spiralling breech- is such an exhilarating experience.

 

Beaches

The area around Denham’s Beach has a mild, temperate climate making it an ideal destination for a peaceful relaxing break. There are plenty of beautiful sandy beaches for you to choose from, including protected beaches with gentler waves for the children and serious breaks if you love surfing.

Whether it is a surfing beach, snorkelling paradise or a diving haven the surrounding area will have one for you.

 

 

If you like to surf (or would like to give it a go) there are accredited surf schools that provide wetsuits, as well as expert tuition.

 

Water Sports

Kayaking

Kayak adventures for everyone from calm waters, rivers, creeks, lakes to the open sea. Paddle away to discover some of the quietest and least touched places on the coast, whilst stopping for swims along the estuaries.

Whilst kayaking you may encounter birdlife, sea eagles, dolphins, turtles and whales during the migration period from September until November and stingrays.

 

Snorkelling

If you have not tried snorkelling before, why not give it a go, as everything is assessable from family friendly snorkelling in shallow calm waters, to more adventurous trails.

If you wish to venture further south snorkelling with the seals off Montague Island is regarded a world class ‘Must Do’ experience.

 

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