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Lake Illawarra, NSW

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.

Lake Illawara

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.

Lake Illawara

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

Where to stay?

Popular Activities

  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Winery
  • Beach

About Lake Illawarra

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Lake Illawarra Postcode: 2528
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: South Coast
  • Latitude: -34.54647
  • Longitude: 150.85695
  • Elevation: 13m
  • Population: 3163
  • Median Income: $25584
  • Area (Sq/km): 1.674
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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