Situated conveniently between the city of Wollongong and the Kiama area, Shellharbour is a renowned destination for holiday makers.
Offering all the benefits of a larger municipality plus those of a seaside village, Shellharbour has plenty for all visitors.
The City of Shellharbour is bounded in the north by Lake Illawarra and by the Minnamurra River in the south. With waterways such as these, not to mention the region's fantastic beaches, it is easy to see why Shellharbour is a haven for lovers of watersports.
Lake Illawarra is one of the Illawarra's major attractions. A wide range of watersports are enjoyed here including fishing and prawning, boating and waterskiing, sailboarding and windsurfing, jetskiing and swimming. The foreshores of the lake provide many other recreational facilities including picnic areas, playgrounds, boatramps, and walking tracks. A bicycle path also follows the shoreline and a ride along it is a most enjoyable way to appreciate the lake's natural beauty including its array of flora and fauna.