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Lakes, lagoons, islands, legendary surf beaches - the magic of a city called Shellharbour

You'll marvel at the shades of blue, green and yellow as the Grand Pacific Drive takes you across the Lake Illawarra estuary, the start of our aquatic playgrounds.
You're soon in one of Australia's most forward looking and fastest growing communities, a leader in urban design and planning. The latest shopping and community services are alongside lovingly preserved nature along our beaches and coastal reserves with an outlook that embraces the past and builds an innovative future. The city is building a marina to complete its excellent array of facilities that include a stunning golf course and other sporting venues. 

At the Illawarra Regional Airport an aviation museum features flying examples of historic planes as well as an F-111 and the first ever Qantas 747. You can even sit in the pilot's seat for a selfie!
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Killalea State Park and Bushranger's Bay

Some of Australia's best snorkelling and a 260 hectare coastal park you can stay in.

The fabled beaches Mystics and The Farm are the stuff of legend, some of the best on the coast. Killalea State Park is over 260 hectares of pristine coastal reserve with spectacular coast, littoral rainforest walking trails, extensive estuarine wetlands and seabird breeding areas. You can camp amid all this or stay in the backpacker-style bunkhouse. 

A Segway Touris the perfect way to explore the stunning Shellharbour coastline on an exhilarating guided adventure. You can zip along paths and the beautiful Killalea Beach, twist and turn through tracks and cover so much ground without your feet even touching the ground! 

Don't forget to visit the nearby Bushrangers Bay Aquatic Reserve regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving spots in the state.

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Shellharbour Village

Step back into a beautiful seaside past time

Shellharbour Village is a vibrant oceanfront strip filled with cafes, restaurants and shops with real distinctiveness and interest. There's a range of specialty boutique shops, a range of health, well-being and beauty services which compliment its relaxed seaside atmosphere.

Beside the Pacific is Little Park with its great views, children's playground, pool and harbourside markets on the fourth Sunday monthly. The waterfront offers opportunities for easy walks while you explore rock shelfs and pools.

There is also a variety of accommodation in the Village that includes quaint B&B's, motels, holiday houses and units and an ocean front tourist park with beach cottages, cabins and camping-there's something for everyone.

Take a deep breath for the wonderful sea air and old time atmosphere that is Shellharbour Village. 

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The Links Shell Cove

For your golfing getaway swing to The Links

The Links Shell Cove golf course is part of the bright new future of Shellharbour, built to complement the coming boat harbour and marina at Shell Cove. It has a friendly tradition of welcoming guests as a course for all skill levels. With four tee options, staff will help you choose your own golfing adventure. Voted as one of Australia's top 50 courses under $50, The Links is brilliant value. The Links Hotel is your 19th hole with a great atmosphere, great beer and excellent food.

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HARS Aviation Museum

Flying through the ages - our amazing airport museum

From a flimsy looking Tiger Moth to the first world record breaking first Qantas 747-400 to an F-111 fighter bomber, the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) displays more than 40 fascinating planes at Illawarra Regional Airport Albion Park. Many are still flying including a Caribou, Super Constellation and legendary Catalina flying boat.

You can often sit in the cockpit and get up close to these planes like nowhere else and see behind the scene 'off limits' areas in aircraft like the jumbo jet.

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Stockland Shellharbour

Stockland is not just a shopping destination, but a great experience all round

Its dazzling variety of food offers virtually every cuisine, along with Woolworths and Coles for all you'll need for your coastal getaway. Stockland Shellharbour has a huge range of over 250 specialty shops which is the largest in the area. There are also all the banking, pharmacy and other services for any last minute needs. Add a fresh new Myer, Kmart, Target and JB Hi-Fit and you'll find everything together in one place.

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Relish on Addison

Relish in the Village rhymes with delish!

Open since 2002, Relish on Addison is a dining name that stays on the tongue of locals and visitors as a great venue for couples, families and groups. During the day it's a casual upmarket café. By evening Relish becomes a contemporary Australian restaurant with menus changing seasonally. A tapas menu is available early evening and for Sunday lunch and breakfast is served on Sundays. The smart atmosphere includes a sunny veranda allowing you to take in the flavour of the village as you dine.

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Shellharbour Sleep Spots

Where you can live like a local

As you make your way along the Grand Pacific Drive into the seaside township of Shellharbour, you'll notice a shift in accommodation options as holiday houses, bed and breakfasts, self contained units and tourist parks become the norm.

There are a few small hotels on offer for those that prefer them, but the real beauty of spending the night(s) in Shellharbour is that you'll truly live like a local when you stay in a home, cabin or apartment. 

View some of the available Shellharbour properties at the top of this page or visit the Shellharbour website

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