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Illawarra Tourism

Visit the Illawarra:
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 activities.

The Cockatoo Run:
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.

Albion Park:
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 Cockatoo Run.

Bulli Walkabout:
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.

Gerroa 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 Walkabout:
Gerroa lies at the northern end of Seven Mile Beach National Park, a stretch of coastline that extends south to Shoalhaven Heads.

Historical Helensburgh:
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.

Sri Venkateswara Temple:
The first traditional Hindu temple in Australia. Located in Helensburgh, 50km south of Sydney.

Jamberoo Attractions:
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 superb views.

Kiama Blowhole:
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.

Kiama Photo Tour:
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.

Kiama Tourism:
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.

Shellharbour For Visitors:
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.

Stanwell Park Walkabout:
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.

Tourism Shellharbour:
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 Walkabout:
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 novel Kangaroo.

Wollongong City Conferences:
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 environment.

Wollongong Exchange:
Wollongong's meeting and trading place for free public and business advertising. Free classifieds and services directory together with local links.

Wollongong Science Centre:
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.

Wollongong Tourism:
A complete guide on how to get to Wollongong, what to do there and where to stay.

Wollongong Visitors Guide:
The City of Wollongong is located on a spectacular stretch of the southern NSW coast, just 80km south of Sydney. Wollongong’s 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.

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