Situated 45km south of Nowra, and 13km east off the Princes Highway, Sussex Inlet is a great bushwalking, fishing, boating, swimming and surfing location a couple of hours’ drive from Sydney. It sits on the banks of the small river which connects St Georges Basin - a lovely lake - with the ocean.
The fishing is great in this part of the NSW South Coast
and so, too, is the prawning and crabbing. Nearby Swan Lake is another popular destination in Sussex Inlet, where water skiing and sailing are favoured pastimes.
When you want a break from all this water-based activity, take a walk through the Cudmirrah fauna and flora reserve.
It is a sobering thought that this thriving resort town with a permanent population of 2500 did not warrant a post office until November, 1920 when the population was between 50 and 60 and there were 30 to 40 professional fishermen camped on the shores of the inlet. Even then, however, Sussex Inlet was a popular retreat for the 150 summer visitors many of whom had annual bookings in the handful of boarding houses.
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