Bald Hill is one of Illawarra, Australia's most well known and most popular lookouts situated a top the hill of that name. Not only are the views excellent, the area is also internationally known as a major hang gliding point.
It was on the beach below Bald Hill that Lawrence Hargrave, an Australian pioneer of flight, experimented with box kites in the early part of the 20th century. A memorial cairn dedicated to him has been erected at the peak of the hill near the car park.
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This picturesque beach is 900 metres long and backed by sand dunes and a large parkland area ideal for family picnics and gatherings. This beach proves to be popular as the nearby caravan park houses many visitors all year round. Bulli is located 11 kilometres north of the Wollongong central business district.
The Surf Club is located just to the south of the northern rocks. A small creek crosses south of the club house and backs the northern half of the beach. The southern half is more access...
Cockatoo Run - Scenic Tour Train operated by 3801 Limited
The Cockatoo Run commences its journey in Sydney and travels along the spectacular Illawarra route to Wollongong. The journey from Sydney offers spectacular coastal scenery prior to the ascent of the Illawarra Escarpment. The line climbs 600 metres through rainforests, past waterfalls and the spectacular viaduct. The train makes a stop at Summit Tank to admire the view over Lake Illawarra out to the Tasman Sea.
The historic Southern Highland township of Robertson 'Green Heart of the Southern Hi...
Family owned and operated, Darkes Forest Riding Ranch is set in native bushland just over an hour south of Sydney, and 30 minutes north of Wollongong. It's a great place to enjoy a trail ride or a lesson. Experienced ride leaders and instructors are keen to share their love of riding with people of all ages and experience levels - and safety is always the top priority.
Activities and classes are designed especially for children and lessons are available for beginners and advanced riders of all ...
This pristine location at Stanwell Park Beach is ideal for families with a large reserve for picnicking and is located right on the beach. Surrounded by bushland, this proves popular for barbecues; and Sydneysiders for day trips. Stanwell Park is located 26 kilometres north of the Wollongong central business district.
Thirroul Beach is one kilometre in length and faces east so it picks up swell from most directions. There's little wind protection at either end, although big southerly swells or southerly winds get slowed up somewhat by the Sandon Point headland.
Thirroul Beach is patrolled September to April and there's a saltwater pool that's great for a swim.
This is a 6.5 kilometre track, named after one of the Aboriginal tribes who lived along the Illawarra coast. The track has been designed to provide a comfortable one day circular trip, starting at Stanwell Park Station.
Various points of interest are: Bullock Track used by European settlers (1820), Lawrence Hargrave House (1880) and Stanwell Park Lagoon.
Picnic areas and lookouts will be encountered on the way.