The Shack

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Shoalhaven Heads on the NSW south coast, you’ll find what we lovingly refer to as The Shack, a gorgeous complex of holiday units for chronically ill or underprivileged kids and their carers.

These accessible units each have 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a living/dining area complete with a TV and an extensive library of books for young readers — everything you need for a stress-free beachside getaway.

And when you want to get outside, The Shack is tantalisingly close to some amazing family facilities such as the local bowling club and tennis court. And of course, the beach is only a short stroll away…


Like most of our facilities, The Shack was born of the hard work of countless volunteers from Apex Clubs, community organisations, businesses, and caring individuals.

It was officially opened on the 12th of July, 1992, by the Governor of NSW, Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC AO.

Remembering Kristine Vincent

The Shack wouldn’t be the amazing facility it is today without the contributions of Kristine Vincent, who dedicated many of her 70 years of life to the construction and upkeep of the Shack.

From running catering on the initial construction site to raising funds and recruiting volunteers from Apex Clubs across the land, The Shack became what it is today thanks to Kristine’s tireless work.

Kristine would go on to become the friendly face of The Shack, attending to bookings, welcoming guests, and following up any other details. The Apex Foundation will be forever indebted to Kristine for her amazing contributions.

Bills for Beds

After over 30 years of operation, the Shack needs continuous support from the community to keep serving disadvantaged children and their carers.

Your generous contributions would be forever memorialised by the Shack in the form of a plaque affixed to the door, bedroom, or bed of your donation.

Here’s how your donations could help:


Booking Information

With all of the wonderful things that it has to offer, it’s no wonder that availability at the Shack can be quite limited, so make sure that you book your spot as early as you can. You can find all the info you need for your ultimate family holiday at The Shack below, along with our rates.

Please note that your booking is not confirmed until full payment has been received. Full payment must be made no later than 3 months prior to your arrival date. For bookings made within three months of the arrival date, payment must be made within 14 days of your arrival, or the booking will be cancelled.

0493 171 870

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We have found 6 types of accommodation that suit your needs.

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