NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Sussex Inlet

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

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 The ultimate winter family getaway for the active & adventurous.

Are you tired of the same old winter vacations? Do you want to escape the city and immerse yourself in nature? Look no further than Sussex Inlet, the ultimate winter family getaway for the active and adventurous.

Nestled on the South Coast of NSW, Sussex Inlet is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. With crystal-clear creeks, surf beaches, and a serene lake, Sussex Inlet offers the perfect destination for a fit family getaway in winter. Bring your own bikes, pack your boards, and get ready for an adventure-filled trip, don’t forget your furry friend.

There’s nothing better than staying in waterfront accommodation. Sussex Inlet offers some of the best options in the region. Berrara Beach Chalets provide cliff cabins with breathtaking ocean views. Boutique home stays on the coastline, such as Laguna Lodge and Calm Waters, offer a relaxing retreat. Lakeside Cudmirrah Cabins and Swan Lake Park are great options for larger families and groups. These types of accommodation provide the perfect base for your active family vacation and are great options for larger families and groups.


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If you’re hungry after a day of exploring, Sussex Inlet has an array of dining options to satisfy any craving. For sushi lovers, Island Sushi offers a variety of fresh and delicious rolls. Swordfish Brewing is perfect for seafood enthusiasts, offering a range of freshly caught fish and other seafood. Cuddy Café and Pelican Shores are perfect for breakfast or a quick coffee. For something more exotic, head to Silver Spoon Thai. Inlet Eats is also a great spot for a casual lunch or dinner with the family.

Sussex Inlet has no shortage of activities to keep you and your family entertained during your stay. Sussex Pontoons and Sussex Inlet SUPs offer an exhilarating experience on the water. Pelican Shores Marine Centre is a great place for a family outing. Take a bike ride or rent a pontoon and explore the waterways. Stop by the community library in Cudmirrah, a fun new initiative where you can pick up or drop off a book. Sussex Inlet Golf Club offers a leafy nine-hole course that is perfect for a family golf day. New parks close to RSL provide the perfect spot for kids to play. Live music is available every weekend at the brewery and clubs, in both winter and summer at Sussex. And if you’re looking for a premium camping option, surfside camping is the way to go, where they have fully enclosed yards on their cabins for your four-legged friends.

But Sussex Inlet isn’t just a destination for water activities, it also offers a variety of land-based activities. Explore the heath circuit cycling tracks via Cudmirrah or take a walk with your furry friend along the beach. And for those looking to relax, simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings and soak up the winter sun.

Sussex Inlet is the perfect destination for an active and adventurous winter family getaway. With an array of activities, dining options, and waterfront accommodation, Sussex Inlet has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. Whether you’re a family looking for a laid-back retreat or seeking adventure in the great outdoors, Sussex Inlet has something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, boards and dogs, and head to Sussex Inlet for an unforgettable family vacation.


Three days in Sussex Inlet

Sussex Inlet can be found at the mid-way point of the Shoalhaven area, a sleepy coastal town that is approximately 3 hours from Sydney and 2 and a half hours from Canberra. Featuring an inlet in which the name derives, undiscovered rock pools and pristine beaches you’re spoilt for choice for a family fun long weekend. 

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Happy holidayers fish off the private jetty at Laguna Lodge in Sussex Inlet.Friday 15 November 2019. Pic by Andy Zakeli


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