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Lake Illawarra - Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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About Lake Illawarra

Located where Lake Illawarra meets the Pacific Ocean, Lake Illawarra is a small suburb of Shellharbour on the New South Wales coast. Its namesake lake is a popular setting for recreational fishing and water sports, as well as providing habitat for a rich birdlife that includes black swans, cormorants and pelicans.

Things to do in Lake Illawarra

Spend a day relaxing on the sands of Warilla Beach, which stretches from the mouth of the Illawarra River to the small estuary of Elliot Lake. In addition to swimming and surfing in the offshore breaks, you can cycle the beach’s two-kilometre-long stretch along the waterfront trail. Lifesavers patrol the beach during the warmer months, while endangered little terns use its dunes as a nesting site.

Launch a boat from one of the ramps that dot the shores of Lake Illawarra or hire a standup paddleboard to cruise the waters. In addition to luring flathead and bream, anglers can also catch big whiting and the occasional blue swimmer crab. If you’re travelling with kids, they’ll love the newly-built ninja children’s playground in Reddall Reserve on the foreshore of Lake Illawarra.

Want to stretch your legs? Head to the Killalea Reserve, a magnificent tract of coastal terrain that’s ideal for bushwalking. In 2009, it was designated as a National Surfing Reserve and encompasses two popular local surf spots, “The Farm” and Minnamurra Beach. Experienced surfers can take on the consistent point breaks while beginners can learn the ropes during a lesson with the local surf school.

Getting around Lake Illawarra

Lake Illawarra is a 20-minute drive from Wollongong and 15 minutes from Shellharbour Airport, which has regular flights to Melbourne and Brisbane. Buses are the main means of getting around the region, although the suburb of Lake Illawarra is compact enough to explore on foot.

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    Village Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality is a hotel near Sentosa that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.6 across 3,669 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Lake Illawarra near Johor Bahru City Square?

    For a good hotel near to Johor Bahru City Square, consider Z Hotel - it is rated 8.8/10 from 3,855 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Desaru Beach?

    Close to Desaru Beach you will find Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa, which has a rating of 7.8 over 5,796 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Lake Illawarra cost?

    S$ 90/night is the average price of a hotel in Lake Illawarra, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

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    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Lake Illawarra hotels have prices starting from as low as S$ 69/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Lake Illawarra?

    The top three landmarks in Lake Illawarra are:-Sentosa, which you can visit while staying in Singapore-Johor Bahru City Square, which you can visit while staying in Johor Bahru-Desaru Beach, which you can visit while staying in Bandar Penawar

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