Stretching along the New South Wales coast from the Royal National Park to the Shoalhaven
River, the Illawarra region (south of Sydney) is ideal for leisurely touring and weekend
retreats, while the beaches and national parks provide ample opportunity for more vigorous
Your train whistles out of Sydney at 9.00am taking you
across the expanse of the Georges River and through the Royal National Park. Emerging from
the gloom of the Otford Tunnel your train crosses the Impressive Stanwell Park Viaduct and
skirts the seacliffs and beaches to Wollongong. It then ascends
the Illawarra Escarpment through coastal rainforest to Summit Tank; for panoramic views
over Lake Illawarra and the South Coast to Kiama. The terminus of the run is Robertson,
gateway to the Southern Highlands.
South of Wollongong and north of Kiama, Albion Park is situated in the Shellharbour region
near Lake Illawarra.
Bulli Beach Tourist Park:
located right on the beachfront overlooking beautiful Bulli Beach. Other nearby
attractions include the escarpment lookouts and National Park, hang gliding and
paragliding from Bald Hill, The Science Centre and Planetarium, The Nan Tien Temple (the
largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere) and the scenic mountain railway: The
The old coalmining village of Bulli, now considered a northern suburb of Wollongong, is
located 70km south-west of Sydney via the Princes Highway.
Dapto's rural history is linked to a number of tourist attractions in the area. These
include the Yallah Woolshed a popular music and line dancing centre, Logbridge Farm, the
Four Seasons Riding Academy, Kanahooka Point Indoor Equestrian Centre, Koonawarra Lakeview
Lodge Stud and Kembla Grange Racecourse. The Sunday trash and treasure markets are also
popular with locals.
Easts Beach Van Park:
Offers a range of clean and comfortable accommodation including fully self-contained
holiday villas with covered carport, six berth ensuite cabins and well grassed caravan and
camping sites. The park also features a still water lagoon, two new tennis courts for hire
and a children's playground.
Gerringong is central to the historic towns of Berry and Kangaroo Valley and is only a
hop, skip and jump from Wollongong's night life.
Shores Holiday Park:
Gerroa Shores is a unique holiday park tucked away on the banks of the placid Crooked
River. The rolling green hills form a wonderous backdrop to this spectacular holiday
retreat while a 5 minute stroll takes you to the white sands of Seven Mile Beach.
Gerroa lies at the northern end of Seven Mile Beach National Park, a stretch of coastline
that extends south to Shoalhaven Heads.
The Helensburgh and District Historical Society records and preserves the history of
Helensburgh and the surrounding villages of Waterfall, Garawarra, Stanwell Park, Stanwell
Tops, Otford, Lilyvale and Cawley.
The first traditional Hindu temple in Australia. Located in Helensburgh, 50km south of
The village of Jamberoo with its friendly Bowling and Golf Clubs, historic pub, antique
shops, cafe, specialty shops and general store, like the valley, is unspoilt and just
waiting to be explored. This is the ideal base from which to visit the National Parks and
the Barren Grounds Bird Observatory Nature Centre.
Jamberoo Recreation Park:
Its your choice at Jamberoo Recreation Park! Take it FAST on the sensational bobsleds,
speed cars and wet racers or take it SLOW on the chairlift, the Jamberoo express, have a
round of landscape golf and feed the wildlife or RELAX in The Loft -- a restaurant with
The main Kiama Blow Hole was discovered by George Bass on his voyage of coastal
exploration on December 6, 1797, after anchoring his whaleboat in the sheltered bay which
became Kiama Harbour. Watch animated pictures of the blowhole.
Bordered in the west by rugged rainforest, in the east by golden surf beaches, and
relatively close to Sydney, Kiama is a popular tourist destination. See some of the
attractions for yourself and let wazmac tell you more about the area.
Tourism Kiama, the body responsible for the promotion of Tourism in the Kiama Local
Government Area, can assist you with tourism related enquiries regarding the Kiama area as
well as accommodation bookings.
The Shellharbour City area is the heart of the Illawarra holiday playground, nestled on
the New South Wales south coast between the bustling city of Wollongong
to the north and picturesque Kiama in the south.
Historic and spectacularly beautiful beach at the edge of the Royal National Park.
Lawrence Hargrave Drive snakes its way south along the coastline, passing through several
small, picturesque villages with beautiful sandy beaches and rock pools at the eastern
edge of rocky cliff faces.
Located just over an hour's drive from Sydney. Within two
hours from Canberra and Newcastle. Shellharbour is a
haven of leisure and pleasure bounded by the Illawarra escarpment, Minnamurra River, Lake
Illawarra and the Tasman Sea.
Thirroul, known as Robbinsville until 1895, is situated on the Illawarra South Coast
between Austinmer and Bulli approximately 13 kilometres north of Wollongong.
Thirroul's greatest claim to historical fame was the residence, from May to August 1922,
of the novelist D.H. Lawrence at 3 Craig St. -- where he wrote most of his Australia-based
The brilliant range of facilities and attractions in Wollongong's City Centre are bound to
make any size conference a huge success. Conference delegates will be overwhelmed with the
high standard of facilities on offer whilst being in awe of Wollongong's picturesque
Wollongong's meeting and trading place for free public and business advertising. Free
classifieds and services directory together with local links.
The Wollongong Science Centre has over 100 Hands On exhibits relating to various themes.
Located on Squires way, Fairy Meadow. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm every day, including
most public holidays.
A complete guide on how to get to Wollongong, what to do there and where to stay.
The City of Wollongong is located on a spectacular stretch of the southern NSW coast, just
80km south of Sydney. Wollongongs stunning natural
environment includes some of the most pristine beaches in NSW and the Illawarra escarpment
offers a great network of walking trails and dazzling views of the coastline.