ShellharbourWollongong and the Shoalhaven, in the Illawarra region of New South Wales.
Shellharbour is a region and a local government area with a population of 3,500. It is 85km south of Sydney. It has a town centre that has civic buildings and the major shopping mall of Shellharbour Square. It has a township on the water, adjacent to a small harbour and a beaches. Shell Cove is a major housing development adjacent to the town, and to the water.
is a commuter station with parking and a bus interchage - quite distant from facilities or towns. It really looks quite in the middle of nowhere getting off the train there. It is around 4km walk to Shellharbour town, going up and down a few hills.
is outside the town, but quite close to the HARS Aircraft Museum.
If you want to get the bus into town, or to Shellharbour Square, a better bet may be to get off at and get a bus. They run with around a 2 hour frequency to town, and quite frequently to Shellharbour Square. Check the timetable, and get the first bus to Shellharbour Square if it makes sense to do so.
By bikeIf you are a keen cyclist, it is also a nice ride from Wollongong mostly along the coast.
By carThe town is about 85 km and 2 hours' drive from Sydney. Go past the end of the freeway from Sydney, and Shellharbour town is off to your left, follow the signs. A scenic route goes via Wollongong and Warilla, and follows the water. Exit the freeway at Five Islands Road, follow the signs to Warilla at the second major right hand turn and on to Windang Rd, then follow your nose.
There are limited bus services, as well as three train stations.
phone: +61 1300 656 169address: Addison St, Shellharbour Village NSW 2529
address: Illawarra Regional AirportA project was started to build an exhibition facility for the aircraft of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society who have an existing base there. HARS recently completed a major hanger, part of an ongoing project. HARS has and extensive static aircraft display and many operational aircraft including the only remaining flying Super Constellation in the world.
Blackbutt Forest Reserve
Warilla Beachaddress: 7 Osborne Parade, Warilla NSW 2528
Shellharbour North Beach
Shellharbour South Beach
Mystics Beachaddress: Killalea Access Rd, Shellharbour NSW 2529
Shellharbour SquareLarge shopping complex including a Stockland mall.
address: Little Park, Addison Street, Shellharbour Village NSW 2529, Australia
phone: +61 2 4296 6888address: 1/28 Mary StStir-fries, noodles, curries and salads in a cosy setting.
- Shellharbour workers club - famous for its live music.
Ocean Beach Hotelphone: +61 2 4296 1399address: 2 Addison St, Shellharbour NSW 2529