A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Sussex Inlet

Category: population under 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category.
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Sussex Inlet, Your Home Away from Home

Rejuvenating eucalypts line the country road to Sussex just a few hours south of Sydney, and you feel like you are ‘home’. As you stumble across the laid-back town called Sussex Inlet with crystal clear creeks, surf beaches and a lake, you will want to set up holiday roots for generations to come. Sussex Inlet’s waterfront accommodation is second to none from the cliff cabins at Berrara Beach Chalets, boutique home stays on the coastline or the Swan Lake Park and Lakeside Cudmirrah Cabins perfect for views of the sunset over the lake you are spoilt for choice. Looking to park up?

Choose from one of the 120 spots for your own van and invite your mates to sit around a crackling fire, you can even bring your pets!With the tranquil St Georges Basin on one side and the sparkling Pacific Ocean on the other, Sussex Inlet is a water baby’s paradise for the entire family to enjoy. The town is unique in nature, built around a system of tidal canals with a beach, lake and inlet offering easy access for fishing, boating, surfing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.





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Its Danish roots have even inspired an annual Viking Festival on the June Long Weekend each year, gathering people from around Australia to experience celebrations of the Scandinavian heritage.

Want to throw in a line? The friendly locals from Sussex Inlet Tackle Shop will talk you through the tides, best places to fish and provide you with the bait to match. For family fun on the water, hiring stand up paddleboards from Sussex Inlet SUP is a must, with a giant SUP for the whole family to jump on board and laugh at each other’s safe stacks in the water.

South Coast NSW is a beacon for surfers and Sussex Inlet is no different, with two major surf breaks ready for you to take your first wave, find a new love of surfing, or simply nurse a hobby that you’ve always enjoyed. Level up your water experience with Sussex Inlet Pontoons, a luxury boat with a skipper that guides you through the pristine waterways of Shoalhaven. Sussex Inlet is not confined to a water lovers paradise but rather a nature lovers’ playground from the heath circuit cycling tracks via Cudmirrah to the leafy nine-hole course at Sussex Inlet Golf Club where the family can enjoy a BBQ, it’s the sense of nostalgic Australian holidays you’ve been craving.

But it's the hidden gems that keep you coming back for more memories. From the Mermaid Pools that are carved out by the sea for crystal-clear swimming holes, to the resident Kangaroos showing off for the kids at the beach entrances, to the Bearded Brewer coffee van for your morning fuel and the fresh fish and chips from Pelican Shores Café that is delivered to the wharf for your convenience, you will forever be charmed by the coastal town of Sussex Inlet.

Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions


Four days in Sussex Inlet!



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