NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

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Culburra Beach

Small Town: population between 1,500 - 5,000 residents

09:00 Weds 13 April - till - 17:00 Weds 27 April.
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Soak Up World Class Waves and Family-Friendly Fun at NSW's LEADING SURF DESTINATION

Take a deep relaxing breath of the salty Culburra Beach air and let the laid-back vibe of this quintessential Aussie surf town wash over you. 180 kilometres south of Sydney and 21 kilometres east of Nowra it is a popular holiday spot for swimming, fishing, surfing, walking, and bird watching.

Globally renowned for its sublime surf conditions, Culburra Beach is home to the iconic Australian surfing family, the Wrights. Raised on Culburra’s waves, 2020 Tokyo Olympic medallist Owen Wright and consecutive WSL Women's World Champion Tyler Wright are two of the country’s most celebrated surfers. Alongside surfing pros, our beloved four-legged friends are given free rein of the beaches' sandy banks with set off-leash times for pets to run and swim. 

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Take the family out for a day of wildlife watching and soak in the sight of migratory humpback whales or resident pods of dolphins and seals. Penguin Head Lookout  joins the two surf beaches and is known as one of the best vantage points on the South Coast NSW to spot the whale migration from May to November. 

Whether you’re a first-timer or looking to book the kids in for a day of fun in the sun, those who haven’t surfed before can try a lesson with the Academy of Surfing on Culburra Beach or Currarong Surf School where you can grab a post-lesson juice or coffee at sister venue Peels. If you prefer a land adventure, head on over to the local stake-of-the-art skatepark for a roll around.

With a plethora of accommodation, there is something that will make every traveller feel at home and unwind. One of the many beach house retreats is a great option to feel the ocean spray in the morning like Pavilions House on the Beach and Rainbows End Waterfront.

 If travelling with younger children, then you can’t go past Holiday Haven Culburra Beach with its direct access to the ocean, mini-golf, jumping pillow and splash pad. Luckily, you don’t have to go far to find some good eats in town. Grab breakfast, fish and chips, or a burger at Food & More or get your coffee fix at Benny’s Café. 

“Culburra” can be linked to the aboriginal word for “sand” so it’s no surprise that beaches are on the “must-see” list for this town. Culburra Beach is also home to the famous Max Dupain photographer  ‘The Sunbaker’ an iconic connection to Australian cultural history. 

Warrain Beach is a leisurely 3.7-kilometre stretch that includes the mouth of Lake Wollumboola, a coastal lake that is a haven for thousands of migratory and local birds.

With so many great picnic spots like Tilbury Cove Reserve, you can grab some takeaway whilst enjoying the natural environment. Check out places like Burra Beach Eats or grab pizzas from Bambinos or Culburra Bowling Café. For those evenings out head on down to Loco Lane Mexican cantina and cocktail bar or drop into Little Snapper for happy hour and a relaxed family meal.

Stretch your legs as a family with scenic views of the coast, historic Crookhaven Lighthouse is an easy walk for everyone with viewing platforms along the way. Enjoy the 360-degree views and the Aboriginal carved “Tree Scaring” sculptured poles created by the local Jerrinja Elders who are the Aboriginal traditional custodians of this country. Explore nearby coastal villages Currarong and Beecroft Peninsula with stunning beaches, wrecks, and walks.

Whether it’s a summer surf getaway or a winter whale-watching adventure you're after, Culburra Beach offers a multitude of unique experiences that will delight and surprise the whole family.

From pristine surfing conditions to unforgettable whale watching experiences, there’s something for the whole family at Culburra Beach! 


THREE days in Culburra Beach

Pack your SUPs, surfboards and your furry family members and run to ‘Burradise’.

For families from Sydney and Canberra Culburra Beach is just 2.5 hours away making it a fantastic weekend, or cheeky 3-day long weekend getaway! Pack your SUPs, surfboards and your furry family members and run to ‘Burradise’. Avoid the school holidays so you can slow down and live like a local in the off-season (May to November) when the surf breaks are the best and the humpback whale migration is in full swing.  

Loco Lane Mexican in Culburra, cantina and cocktail bar.


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