Discover what to do in the surrounding regions of Illawarra
From the lush green mist covered hills of the Southern Highlands, to the long stretches of gorgeous beaches along the New South Wales South Coast, there’s plenty to do and see from fast-paced adventure to quiet relaxation.
The South Coast of New South Wales stretches from Sydney’s Royal National Park through to Eden near the Victorian border. Complete with over thirty national parks and marine reserves, the Grand Pacific Drive, kilometres of stunning beaches and a rich aboriginal history, the region is packed with adventure and fun for locals and visitors of all ages and stages.
Grand Pacific Drive
The southern coastline of New South Wales is a natural collection of picturesque bays and coves complete with dolphins playing in pods and migratory whales cruising past secluded beaches. The Grand Pacific Drive cruises over the 665 metre long Sea Cliff Bridge and through little townships, past wineries and boutique gourmet produce businesses.
City of Wollongong
Just one hours’ drive from Sydney, Wollongong is New South Wales’ third largest city and has had a rebirth in recent years as a weekend escape.
Kiama and Shellharbour
The Kiama and Shellharbour region is only 90 minutes drive from Sydney and is famous for its surfing beaches including the renowned ‘The Farm’ revered amongst surfers, and the Kiama Blowhole from which water can spout up to 60 metres into the air.
Located just 90 minutes from Sydney and Canberra, the Southern Highlands is well known for its colourful gardens, diverse landscape, history and heritage, and welcoming accommodation. But there is another side to the area that offers a range of activities to pursue and enjoy.
Nowra, Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven
There is so much to see and do in Nowra and Shoalhaven, from the Shoalhaven Zoo to the Fleet Air Arm Museum and all of natures natural beauty in between, these destinations truly are something special.