Illawarra and Shoalhaven Coast, NSW

Natural beauty, food and wine, boutique villages, white sand beaches

The Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions are between 80 and 200 kms south of Sydney and have it all – mountain vistas, rainforest walks, food, wine and brew trails, charming villages with historic pubs and boutique shops, wellness activities, water sports, whale watching and hundreds of rivers, lakes and beaches to choose from – as popular or secluded as you like.

Wollongong is the beating heart of the Illawarra region and offers a regional city break within walking distance to ocean pools, popular surf breaks, foreshore picnic spots and dog-friendly locations. The surrounding region also offers wildlife sanctuaries, action and adrenaline sports and recreation parks as well as natural wonders like the Kiama blowhole and Minnamurra rainforest.

Jervis Bay is a gem of the Shoalhaven Coast and provides sheltered white sand beaches with crystal clear waters great for those looking for a calm place to build water confidence as well as for the kids and doggos! Dolphin and Whale watching on an accessible boat is also a local highlight. The surrounding region also offers countless opportunities for wildlife experiences, great fishing, exploring the local villages and many indoor and outdoor sport and recreation options.

The Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions on the NSW South Coast serve as ideal respite destinations as they offer a range of social, recreational and wellness activities to align with your specific NDIS goals.

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