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$100 for a one night stay; or $80 per night for longer stays

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The town of Culburra Beach (poulation about 3000) is located on the New South Wales south coast in the Shoalhaven region, 20km east of the small city of Nowra. Despite its proximity to Nowra, the town itself is very well serviced with a large supermarket, several cafes and restaurants, a licenced club, boutique shops and medical services.


Adjacent to Culburra Beach is Lake Wollumboola, a designated Key Biodiversity area. The lake is home to many and varied species of resident water birds. During late spring to autumn, it also accommodates migratory waders from the northern hemisphere, such as Bar-tailed Godwit, Red-necked Stint and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, often in large numbers; with smaller numbers of several other species of Sandpiper, Knot, and Tern, among others.

It is also not uncommon for vagrant species to turn up. In recent years these have included White-rumped and Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Hudsonian Godwit and Banded Stilt.

Apart from the lake, within and near the town there are forest areas with great bush birding. The following photos were taken within Culburra Beach.

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The Shoalhaven

The Shoalhaven region possesses an abundance of natural scenery and native wildlife. Birding locations covering bush, parkland and coast are within easy driving distance of Culburra Beach.

The House

An old-style family weekender now seldom-used, it's become my responsibility to manage. It has a large living room, main bedroom, sitting room with a fold-out bed, kitchen, shower and laundry. There is a large backyard constantly visited by several species of mative birds.

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Your Host

I'm Andrew Wood, a resident of the city of Wollongong (100km north of Culburra Beach) and member of the the Illawarra Birders. To make enquiries about the house, contact me via email (I can then give you my phone number).

The cost is $100 for a one night stay; or $80 per night for longer stays

[Bookings taken: No current booking]

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