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Attractions in the Illawarra

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Kayaking

Canoe and Kayak Adventures – offer canoe and kayak hire and provide 1/2 day, overnight, guided or unguided tours on a range of spectacular waterways on the beautiful South Coast of NSW.

Specialising in large group activities including school groups and corporate events, parties like bucks and hens celebrations. Their  adventures are tailored to your requirements.

Skydive Sydney Wollongong

Skydive Sydney – Wollongong is an award-winning adventure tourism company headquartered in Wollongong. With 12 premium drop zones Australia wide, and a skydiving crew that takes professionalism to new heights, their unforgettable skydiving adventures invite you to leave your world behind and experience the ultimate thrill of freefall.
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Stand up paddle boarding

Learn to stand up paddleboard or master your skills with an accredited ASI SUP Instructor, with both private and group sessions available.

They are a mobile Stand Up Paddle Boarding School, and will ensure that you experience paddle boarding in the best conditions in a safe, fun environment.

Symbio Wildlife Park

If it’s a wildlife experience you are after, cuddling up to a Koala or hand feeding a Kangaroo, Symbio really does get you closer!

Enjoy the many shows and demonstrations that are given throughout each day. 

Symbio delivers smiles, excitement and the Wow factor to each and every visitor. Visit Symbio Wildlife Park for a real wildlife experience.

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Shellharbour Scuba & Photography

Shellharbour Scuba and Photography Centre’s guided shore dives make life easier for you to find what Bass Point has to offer in its brilliant, diverse aquatic life.

Discover the village of Shellharbour and Bass Point reserve – considered one of the best marine travel destinations in New South Wales. Heritage listed, the reserve boasts 72 hectares of coastal paradise surrounded by extensive aquatic habitats (including kelp forests and submarine cliffs).

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

Officially the highest Zipline in Australia, the Illawarra Fly Zipline Tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure in the magnificent Illawarra rainforest. The Tour involves flying on a series of elevated cable spans and navigating suspension bridges from one tree platform to another, some 35 metres above the forest floor.

Suitable for ages four and up, it’s the perfect first zip experience and an activity the whole family can enjoy!

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Touchdown Helicopters

Touchdown Helicopters provides a full range of helicopter services for the South Coast, Southern Highlands and throughout NSW.

The Illawarra South Coast and Southern Highlands of NSW hide a treasure trove of unique rugged natural beauty and colour waiting to be discovered. Take to the air and see for yourself why we think it’s Australia’s best kept secret. From spectacular hidden valleys and breath taking waterfalls, to arguably the most pristine coastline you will ever see (the whitest beaches in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records), we invite you on board for the experience of a lifetime.

Local Activities and attractions

  • Skydiving
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Helicopter rides
  • Golfing
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Cafes, Restaurants & Bars
  • Galleries
  • Bushwalks
  • Nature trails