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South Coast Tours 3 Day Spectacular Tour


 South Coast Tours’ “3 Day Spectacular” inaugural tour is set to be trialled by 21 parents of children with special needs from Noah’s Shoalhaven on 19 – 21 May. 

The aim of South Coast Tours is to increase visitation to the region by providing high quality packages from locally owned tourism business’ that showcase some of the best attractions of the NSW South Coast.

Guests visit Minnamurra Rainforest plus Crooked River Winery and then enjoy a sunset river cruise from Shoalhaven Heads to their accommodation at Angler’s Rest Waterfront Cabins in Greenwell Point. The second day takes in the natural wonders of Jervis Bay, Booderee National Park and Koori led tours at its Botanical Gardens followed by a visit to the charming Meroogal House and keeper talks at Shoalhaven Zoo on day three. 

The introduction of South Coast Tours has been made possible with dollar for dollar funding of $100,000 from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to Angler’s Rest Waterfront Cabins for the addition of 2 new 4-star cabins, a new reception and a new website (  Additional assistance of $20,000 in dollar for dollar funding has been provided by AusIndustry’s – Entrepreneur Development program to the South Coast Tours partners including Angler’s Rest Waterfront Cabins, Kennedy’s Luxury Coaches and Shoalhaven Zoo – all locally owned tourism operators. 

The guests of the inaugural tour are all carers of special needs children at Noah’s Shoalhaven. Noah’s has been established in the Shoalhaven for the past 33 years providing care and support for children, young people, their families and carers so that they are included in the community.  Noah’s provide flexible, professional, caring and culturally appropriate services for children and their families where the children have a disability, developmental delay or challenging behaviour.  This also extends to early childhood centres through training and resourcing and to Aboriginal communities and organisations where there is an invitation to work in partnership.

Noah’s Shoalhaven is important to our Community because they celebrate the child, not their difference.  Noah’s believes it is important to support the important role of parents and carers and that families deserve a high quality service. This is why they employ professionals who are passionate about their role.   Noah’s is a not for profit, non-government, community based organisation and although they receive some funding from the government, they still need to fundraise to provide the best possible services to approximately 800 children per year who access their Centre.

The inaugural tour was offered to carers at Noah’s Shoalhaven because South Coast Tours gain a sense of satisfaction when helping to improve our community and it is the right thing to do as the carers in our community deserve a big thank you. Also if locals can be impressed by the South Coast Spectacular Tour then potential customers from further afield will be even more delighted with the clear water, fresh air and wide open spaces that South Coast locals are accustomed to.

Tripadvisor’s Highest Green Leader Status Awarded to Angler’s Rest – Platinum Level Green Leader

Tripadvisor Eco TourismAngler’s Rest has received Trip Advisor’s highest Green Leader Award.  Platinum Level.
Providing eco-friendly holidays and improving the local ecology here at Greenwell Point on the beautiful South Coast of NSW is enjoyable and rewarding and we gain a sense of satisfaction with each step we take.
This award makes our actions even more enjoyable.
Thanks Tripadvisor!!

Marine Life at Low Tide

Greenwell Point South Coast Eco Tourism

Oysters Crabs Pelicans and Seagulls

Marine life at low tide, Greenwell Point. It has been calculated that one hectare of mangroves produces more protein (fish) than a hectare of the best farmland (cattle, sheep).

These pics were taken across the road (March 2015) at very low tide. Crabs, seagulls, and pelicans feeding and soaking up the sunshine with lots of baby fish seeking shelter where they can.  


South Coast Passage. A New, Sensational Eco-Cruise from Greenwell Point to Huskisson

Yesterday Simon, Tom, Gemma and I had the absolute pleasure of trialing

Jervis Bay Wild’s Newest and Best Cruise.

Was it great? Nope. It was unbelievably, tear jerkingly, amazingly great.
The staggering sandstone cliffs of Beecroft Peninsular, ridiculously long and beautiful beaches of Culburra and Currarong, colossal caves (that Boss Man Brendan somehow maneuvered his Sensational Boat right inside of ?!?!?!), the waterfalls and rivers entering Jervis Bay.
And the wildlife!! Seal Colonies, Seals at play, Sea Eagles, fish a plenty, cystal clear waters and deep ocean blues, abseilers, friendly rock fisherman, an array of ever changing trees and shubs and bush canopies, hidden nooks and crannies and beaches and harbours…
For me though the best part was the sense of being part of one huge, complicated, inspirational ecosystem that is still leaving me jaw droppingly gobsmacked.
South Coast – We Love You.
Jervis Bay Wild – Thank You.
Everybody – Find some time and get on board.


The South Coast Passage IS Truely SENSATIONAL Colossal Caves Staggeringly Close Jervis Bay's Crystal Clear Turquoise Waters Discover Jervis Bay's Best Kept Secrets with Jervis Bay Wild's Sensational  Explore Jervis Bay's Rugged Cliffs and Caves and Seal Colonies 

Eco Certification Achieved for our Accommodation, Boat Hire and Tours

AnglerEco tourism - Tours, Boat Hire amd Accommodation‘s Rest is situated on the banks of one of the healthiest river systems in the world, just north of the Jervis Bay Marine Park.  We watch sea eagles fly overhead and out to sea every morning, and back home each afternoon.  We enjoy fresh air, space, peace and quiet, fantastic fresh seafood and farm produce.  We want to keep things this way and let a few more people get to experience the best of what the South Coast has to offer.  Every day we improve our services, facilities and our eco-friendliness and last Novemeber we were thrilled to have achieved an “eco-cerification level 1V”  from Ecotourism Australia – the peak national body for the ecotourism industry.

Ecotourism Australia was formed in 1991 as a not-for-profit organisation and has significantly contributed to long term environmental sustainability on a national and global level through its ground breaking and world class ECO, EcoGuide, ROC and Climate Action Certification programs.