The Illawarra
Tired, burnt out and desperate for a holiday? Yep, we know how you feel.
Luckily, Wollongong is perfect for families and affordable too!
Sometimes a weekend away is all you need to recharge your batteries and families love escaping to Wollongong for some R&R. Only 90 mins south of Sydney, and 2.5 hours from Canberra.
There are plenty of reasons to go no further than Wollongong and the Illawarra. You can horse ride, ‘fly’ above the treetops, catch some water park action, get close to some cuddly critters, or simply stroll along the beaches. A range of bush walking trails offer beautiful views of the mountain surrounds and coastline.

Shellharbour is located only 90 minutes from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra.
The Shellharbour region bridges lush hinterland with the dramatic southern coastline of New South Wales.
World-class surf breaks and magnificent national parklands draw families to this picturesque seaside holiday spot all year round.
Whether you’re seeking a seaside escape, an adventure or a great value family holiday, you’ll be delighted with Shellharbour.

The Kiama area loves families- and the feeling appears to be mutual. In fact, there’s a reason some adults have been coming back to the Kiama area year after year since they were children.
Blowhole Point is the ideal place to get your bearings – and also the best place to enjoy 360 degree views. Located at the eastern end of town it’s here that you’ll find the world famous Blowhole,
Kiama Lighthouse and the Visitors Centre.
Things to do in the area include:
  • Illawarra Golf Complex

    Illawarra Golf Complex is the home of golf in the Illawarra offering golf driving range, lessons from our resident PGA professional, a comprehensive sales and repairs pro shop and a putt putt course for some extra fun.

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  • Jamberoo Water Park

    Jamberoo Action Park is NSW's favourite water theme park and is a great family, social group, school excursion or birthday party locations.

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  • HARS Aviation Museum

    Enjoy some aviation history at the HARS Aircraft Museum

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  • Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort

    Enjoy the beaches, with surf life saver patrolled beaches close by, and crystal clear surf ...

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  • Illawarra Light Railway Museum

    A public exhibition of light railway locomotives and rolling stock for everyone to visit and see.

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  • Granties Maze

    Granties Maze is a Fun / Amusement Park where children of all ages can be amused with attractions, rides and other events for enjoyment in a safe rural environment.

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  • The Shellharbour Club

    The Shellharbour Club offers modern surroundings to our members and guests in a family-friendly environment.

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  • Cluey Learning

    Cluey Learning - Solving subject setbacks one child at a time

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  • Shellharbour Visitor Information Centre

    Hosting exciting special events and regular programs for children.

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  • Flip Out Albion Park

    Equipped with a Ninja Warrior and parkour course for all the fitness fanatics, Flip Out Albion Park’s indoor trampoline park has all the best kids activities in Albion Park!

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