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Illawarra

Stretching along the New South Wales coast from the Royal National Park to the Shoalhaven River, the Illawarra region is ideal for leisurely touring and weekend retreats, while the beaches and national parks provide ample opportunity for more vigorous activities.

Below the spectacular coastal escarpment, Shellharbour is a water enthusiast’s dream with its rugged coastline and sheltered beaches. Surfing, boating and fishing are popular.

The Blowhole at Kiama attracts visitors from around the world. Kiama is an amazing contrast of rugged coastlines and the rolling green hills of the Jamberoo Valley. A walk through the Minnamurra Rainforest is an absolute must.

The City of Wollongong has a dramatic cliff entry from the north through Stanwell Park, to the lighthouse at Flagstaff Point. The beauty of the working fishing harbour and the famous North Beach are contrasted with the tranquillity of the magnificent Nan Tien Temple.

Illawarra, a sophisticated getaway – just an hour and a half south of Sydney.

Activites and Experiences at Illawarra

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  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Convention Centre
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Winery
  • Places of Worship
  • Beach
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