The SHOALHAVEN is a dream playground for an adventure racer. A staggering 70% of the region is national park or native forest. There are over 19 major water catchments including rivers, bays and lakes. Scattered along 165kms of coast line are 109 pristine beaches. (Shoalhaven Tourism Website – http://shoalhavenholidays.com.au)
The host town will be in ULLADULLA and the headquarters in the Ulladulla Civic Centre. The district includes the main town surrounding the fishing port, the famous surf beach and golden sand of Mollymook to the North, and the charming art and food hub of Milton in the lush farming lands to the West. (Ulladulla Tourism Website – http://www.ulladulla.info/)
There are many ACCOMMODATION options for teams and the team information packs will contain more specific details. You can check out the “where to stay” sections of the two tourism websites listed above. Booking a holiday house for the duration could be a great option – check out http://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/nsw/south-coast/ulladulla
The Shoalhaven is teeming with iconic Australian wildlife. From kangaroos on the beach to wombats in the forests – you are guaranteed to encounter these famous creatures.
“I would like to welcome all of the competitors, officials and spectators travelling to the Shoalhaven as part of the event and wish those competing the best of luck for such an inspiring race.” Shoalhaven Mayor, Councillor Gash.
Jervis Bay in the Shoalhaven is home to the whitest beach in the world and its clear turquoise waters are amongst the most beautiful in the country.
Most teams travelling by air will arrive into the famous harbour city of Sydney.
In November Jervis Bay is one of the best places to witness the majestic humpback whales on their annual migration as they take time out to rest and play with their calves in the calm waters
The weather should be ideal for the event with average daily minimum temperatures of 15 degrees Celsius and average maximums of 24 degrees.
Back from the coast is the grand Morton National Park, which is one of the largest national parks in NSW. It is a spectacular wilderness labyrinth of sandstone cliffs, canyons and beautiful natural forest.
Be sure to sample the regions local food and wine including freshly shucked Sydney Rock oysters and dine in award-winning restaurants such as Bannisters in Mollymook and Cupitt’s Kitchen.
Nowra, the largest town in the region, is a world renowned rock climbing mecca and home to some of the countries toughest sport climbs.
Ulladulla will be the host town for the event. It is centred around the fishing port.
North of the harbour in Ulladulla is the famous surf beach of Mollymook.
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