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Shellharbour a picturesque seaside destination, conveniently located on the South Coast of NSW is just 90 minutes south of Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. Whether you’re seeking a seaside escape, an adventure or a great value family holiday, you’ll be delighted with Shellharbour.

It’s no surprise that the beaches are best enjoyed in the warmer months. However, Shellharbour gets pretty busy during the peak of summer. Make sure you book accommodation well in advance when travelling over summer and during school holidays. Shellharbour offers five stunning beaches including ‘The Farm’, a National Surfing Reserve located within Killalea Reserve where the little and big kids can learn to surf by taking a lesson with a local surfing school.

Down south of Shellharbour is Jamberoo, which is a great base to then explore Budderoo National Park and Carrington Falls.

Jamberoo Action Park is one of the star attraction of the area. It has multi-storey water rides, a bobsled and much more. Not too far away is the Illawarra Fly, which is Australia’s highest zip-line!
Things to do in the area include:
  • 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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  • Illawarra Light Railway Museum

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

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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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  • C1 Speed Indoor Karting

    C1 Speed is an Australian First , ecological system of Electric Indoor Karts that covers an area of 3,000 square meters, a style characterized by "techno" and futuristic content that makes it unique in its kind.

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  • Shellharbour Bowl

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  • 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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  • Shellharbour Visitor Information Centre

    Hosting exciting special events and regular programs for children.

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