Greenwell Point


Where is Greenwell Point, and how do I get there?

Greenwell Point (GP) is approximately 2.5 hours south of Sydney, and 3 hours north east of Canberra, by road. GP is a fishing village – the ‘Point’ is formed by the mouth of two rivers, the Crookhaven and Shoalhaven. Crookhaven Heads is a short boat ride from the main GP wharf – the Heads provides direct ocean access, and from there, a fabulous boat journey south to Jervis Bay, a magnificent marine park. (Click on the map below to view in Google maps.)


Sydney to GP by road

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Route 1: Coast road, absolutely beautiful drive! Through south Sydney, Wollongong, Berry, Nowra, then Greenwell Point.

Route 2: Hume Highway out of Sydney: through Bowral, Kangaroo Valley, Nowra; or a number of other options to take you from the Hume Highway to the coast.

(View in Google maps.)


Sydney to GP by train

There is a train service from Sydney to Bomaderry (Nowra): change at Kiama – South Coast Line. Search the timetable for available services.


Sydney to GP by bus

Premier Motor Services offers bus services between Sydney and Nowra. See HERE.

There are a number of door-to-door shuttle services from Sydney, also, as follows:

  1. Jayride –
  2. Jervis Bay Airport Express –
  3. Shoalhaven Shuttle –

Canberra to GP by road

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Route 1: Federal, Hume, and Illawarra Highways through Goulburn and Moss Vale. Barrengarry Mountain through Kangaroo Valley; Cambewarra Mountain to Nowra, then Greenwell Point.

Route 2: Via Queanbeyan (or Macs Reef Road) to Bungedore. Through Tarago or Braidwood to Nerriga, then Greenwell Point.

(View in Google maps.)

Accommodation and amenities


There is a great variety of accommodation available right in Greenwell Point, and all in comfortable walking distance of the teaching space for workshops.

Shops and services in GP:

* IGA supermarket (seven days, 7–7)
* Service station, plus post office and convenience store (seven days)
* Pharmacy (Mon–Sat am)
* Butcher (Mon–Sat am)
* Cafe
* Fish and chips shops, and a takeaway
* Chinese restaurant (in the Bowling Club)
* Pub, with cafe and bistro
* Greenwell Point Bowling Club –; bistro and Chinese restaurant
* Amazing oysters! Grown right in GP in both surrounding rivers, walk to the farms and buy direct.

More details below.

Caravan parks

Each offer a range of accommodations, from cabins to powered sites.

Coral Tree Lodge –

Spectacular location on the Crookhaven River. Next door to the Bowling Club, which has both a bistro and Chinese restaurant.

South Coast Retreat –

Located right next to the main wharf, facing the Shoalhaven River. Short walk to all GP shops. Offers boat hire.

Greenwell Point Bowling Club –

Located next door to ST HQ! Large house, sleeps up to 10 people.


Greenwell Point Hotel –

Right in the centre of GP village. Has a bistro and bottle shop.

Anchor Bay Motel –

Specials available; see here.


Boardwalks – Google ‘boardwalks greenwell point’ for booking sites for these cabins

The Waterfront Cottages – 02 4447 1199


Search on Greenwell Point. Past workshop attendees have stayed at both Greenview Apartment and Harry’s Cottage.


See Coastal Properties Realty – Holidays for a number of short-stay properties in Greenwell Point:


The teaching space


Come to a workshop at the newest Monkey Gym! Fully equipped … fabulous location.

The surrounding region


Greenwell Point is at the northern end of Jervis Bay, a magnificent protected marine park.

From the Jervis Bay Tourism website:

Jervis Bay’s famous white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters are amongst the safest and most beautiful in the world.

Coastal, marine and hinterland National Parks offer fantastic bushwalking, cycling tracks, Indigenous culture, camping spots, cliff-top lookouts and maritime heritage.

Teeming with native Australian wildlife, our resident dolphins play in the bay all year round. See kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wombats, and many rare bird & animal species in the wild.

One of the best places in Australia to witness whales on their annual migrations, humpbacks and southern right whales can be seen both offshore and inside the calmer waters of the bay from June through to November.

The many bay and ocean beaches, lagoons, secret coves and hidden creeks are perfect for swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, standup paddle boarding and surfing.

Unspoiled coastal and country villages have local produce markets, boutique shops, art galleries and a terrific museum. The area boasts world-class cafes, restaurants, pubs, wine bars and a burgeoning music scene.

Choose from all kinds of quality accommodation from luxury to budget: couples’ retreats, camping (eco-luxury or bush), boutique B&Bs, motels, hotels, cabins and self-catering holiday homes.

Jervis Bay is central to all the South Coast has to offer: Kangaroo Valley, Berry and Ulladulla all the same distance away and we are close to all the south coast wineries.


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