Wollongong & The Illawarra Attractions

A rim of superb cliffs top the steep timbered ridges and rainforest gullies of Macquarie Pass National Park, a well preserved section of the Illawarra escarpment. Containing a diverse range of rare an...
Discovered by George Bass on his voyage of coastal exploration on December 6, 1797, the local Aboriginals had for generations referred to it as Khanterintee. Under the right conditions, large waves en...
Located in a quiet, peaceful environment overlooking Mount Keira & Mount Kembla, Nan Tien Temple has become a popular Wollongong attraction for local and international tourists and also acts as an imp...
The largest water theme park in New South Wales, Jamberoo Action Park is the ultimate destination to enjoy thrills, spills and heart racing action. Open each year from September through to April, Jamb...
The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum is dedicated to providing visitors with an insight into the history of motoring through its showcase of historic vehicles, memorabilia and their events held throughout ...
Panoramic views south to Shellharbour, north to Wollongong Harbour and the offshore. Five Islands Bird Sanctuary and WWII fortifications.
Scene of one of the worst disaster in Australia's mining history. A moniment stands in the church grounds. The village has craft centres, galleries and many historical buildings.
One of the best known views along the coast and on weekends a popular spot for hang gliders, Bald Hill was the site of aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave's first attempts at flight.
Railway from Port Kembla to Moss Vale which climbs the Illawarra escarpment, passing through magnificent rainforests and across rich green pastures.
The Jamberoo Valley is a magnificent area encompassing nature reserves and National Parks which are ideal for bushwalking and bird-watching. The town of Jamberoo itself is a small and charming village...
Built in 1872. The lighthouse Captain tells the story of Pilot William Edwards, who was drowned in Wollongong Harbour in 1867 while attempting to bring a vessel to safety during the fury of a gale. It...
This rare rainforest is a typical representative of the once extensive rainforests of the Illawarra region. A short walk from the lower falls is a reserve with kiosk and picnic facilities.
Minnamurra Rainforest is part of the 5700 hectare Budderoo National Park located 15 kilometres west of Kiama. Winner of 1993, 1994 and 1995 NSW Tourism Award for Excellence in Environmental Tourism, t...
The Port Kembla industrial area is the region's greatest economic asset and Australia's most dynamic heavy industry area. It is also the only harbour-side industrial theme park in Australia. This is n...
Originally built for quarry workers, restored whilst maintaining their original historic structure and charm.
Shellharbour is the heart of the Illawarra holiday playground. It is a haven of leisure and pleasure bounded by the Illawarra escarpment, Minnamurra River, Lake Illawarra and the Tasman Sea. Surfing, ...