Illawarra Coast Attractions NSW

The Illawarra Coast in NSW features the following locations - Wollongong, Illawarra, Shellharbour and Kiama

Lake Illawarra: The lake has an area of 33 square km's and a maximum depth of 3.7 metres. 13 boat ramps surround the lake. The lake is a popular spot for fishing, prawning, and all other water sports. There is a boat hire and a number of sailboard hire outlets, catamaran hire, and several caravan parks close by. There is also a bicycle track around the lake at Windang and Berkeley.

Illawarra Scenic Mountain Railway - Cockatoo Run: The Cockatoo Run offers the scenic delights of the South Coast and Southern Highlands. The train takes you across the Georges River and through the Royal National Park (the first declared National Park in the world). The train crosses the Impressive Stanwell Park Viaduct and skirts the seacliffs and beaches to Wollongong. After leaving Wollongong, the train starts it's steep ascent of the Illawarra Escarpment through coastal rainforest to Summit Tank. At Summit Tank there is a pause where you will be rewarded with panoramic views over Lake Illawarra and the South Coast to Kiama.

Shellharbour: An historic township situated between the Tasman Sea and Illawarra Escarpment, Shellharbour is surrounded by Lake Illawarra and the Minnamurra River and is a popular family friendly holiday destination renowned for its water sports.