South Coast Attractions near Shellharbour

Some of the best south coast attractions are located in the Shellharbour region.

South Coast attractions
South Coast attractions – “Wings over Illawarra”

Shellharbour Village is an ocean front café strip that is fast becoming the talking point of the region with its great mix of outdoor cafes, award winning restaurants and famous fish and chips.  There is a range of specialty boutique shops which are great for browsing or finding that special gift. Shellharbour Village also has a broad range of other shops all located in its relaxed seaside atmosphere. Many of the south coast attractions listed are within a few minutes drive from Shellharbour. 

The harbour is a popular spot to drop a line and the boat ramp is a good place to launch your boat for an outside fishing trip. Little Park at the harbour is an ideal place for the kids to enjoy the playground, with picnic shelters and the saltwater swimming pool.

Shellharbour’s charming coastal village is located on the South Coast of NSW, about 20 minutes drive south of Wollongong. It is an easy 1 1/2 hour drive from Sydney and within 2 1/2 hours drive from Canberra..

It is just a 10 minute drive to either Jamberoo or Kiama.

Why not visit one of the fantastic south coast attractions located in this beautiful area of NSW?

  South Coast Attractions near Shellharbour

  • Historic Aircraft Museum – Located at Albion Park Airport
  • Illawarra Light Rail Museum
  • Illawarra Fly
  • Jamberoo Theme Park  – about 14kms drive from Shellharbour.
  • Bass Point – Picnic area, BBQs, fishing & diving – a great spot for families to relax.
  • Killalea State Park -Swimming, picnics, surfing, walking.
  • Beverly Whitfield Ocean swimming pool – Located approx 60 metres from Seahaven and Dream Catcher – great for families and children.
  • Shellharbour Village Markets – 9am-2pm on 2nd Sunday of each month.
  • Shellharbour Harbourside Markets- Cnr Wollongong and Addison St, Shellharbour Village 7am – 3pm on 4th Sunday of each month.
  • Tourism Shellharbour

Other Activities 


Cinema and Theatres


  • Shellharbour has some magnificent fishing spots.
  • Shellharbour Fishing Charters
  • Prawning – Try your hand at prawning in Lake Illawarra, just near the bridge.  The best times are a few days either side of New Moon, a run out tide after sunset and in a month which has an “r” in it.  Great family fun !



SCUBA diving