For some, it’s the thrill of catching a big fish to make those back home jealous, while for others it’s about having fun on and in the water. Whatever your choice, these parks have your wishes covered.
Tasman’s Myola – Pristine Jervis Bay
Located on the pristine Jervis Bay of the south coast of NSW, Myola has retained its laid-back village atmosphere and is perfect for those wanting to get back to the simple things in life. With both Currambene Creek and Callala Beach to explore, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself busy during your stay.
The bay has places for swimming, surfing, and paddleboarding, and Callala Beach, being the longest beach in Jervis Bay, just beckons a walk along its white sandy expanse. In Currambene Creek you can go kayaking and paddle boarding past the mangroves or try your hand at fishing for surf bream or dusky flathead.
Tasman’s Racecourse Beach – Jewl of the South Coast
On the south coast of NSW is Racecourse Beach which boasts great surfing, rock and beach fishing, and frequent dolphin and stingray visitors cruising by. It’s also a good spot for whale watching.
From the beach, fishers can catch whiting and bream close to shore when conditions are right, and for the sports fisher, there is also salmon to be caught from the beach or rocks at either end of the beach. For your safety, make sure to check with locals on conditions prior to rock fishing.
Tasman’s Rollingstone – Barramundi Heaven
A species that every keen angler has on their catch list is the Barramundi, and if you’re more of a sports fisher, being happy to take the brag photo and return fish to the water, then Tasman’s Rollingstone is the one for you. The park has three lakes that are stocked with Barras, just waiting for you to catch and release. Just bring your own fishing gear, including barbless hooks, and for a permit fee, you can have a fishing experience (and the photos) to remember.
The park is on absolute beachfront too, so you can always wet a line and try your luck directly in front of the park.
Tasman’s Airlie Beach – Gateway to the Whitsundays
For calm, protected, aquamarine waters that are perfect for snorkeling and paddle boarding not to mention long walks on pristine beaches, this is where you need to seek your next holiday. Airlie Beach is the gateway to 74 islands of the Whitsundays that can be explored on short day cruises, or you can shop at the Airlie Beach markets, visit the nearby national park, or one of the many local beaches.