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Shellharbour Area, NSW

The Shellharbour City area is the heart of the Illawarra holiday playground and covers an area of 154 square kilometres offering clean long sandy beaches, rural tranquillity, great night life, modern shopping and all the recreational facilities you’ll need.

Located just over an hour’s drive from the Southern Sydney suburbs and within a three hour drive from Canberra and Newcastle, Shellharbour City is a haven of leisure and pleasure bounded by the Illawarra Escarpment, Minnamurra River, Lake Illawarra and the Tasman Sea.

Shellharbour’s main features include its pretty harbour, Killalea State Recreation Area, Bass Point with its beautiful Bush Rangers Bay, Lake Illawarra, Macquarie Pass National Park. Cycleways and beaches also contribute to a destination that is equal to and better than many areas within the State.

Accommodation facilities are second to none and include bed & breakfasts, on site vans, powered caravan sites, holiday units, cabins, motel and hotel accommodation, resorts as well as plenty of camping facilities to suit all tastes and budgets.

Shellharbour City also has a variety of restaurants, café’s, bistro’s and snack bars, as well as a multitude of fast food outlets. Seafood, Thai, Chinese, Italian and other Mediterranean cuisines as well as modern Australian has created an international variety to satisfy the most discerning palate.

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