10 Things to Do in Shellharbour That You Shouldn't Miss

March 13, 2018 Chanda Heide

Discover the best top things to do in Shellharbour, Australia including Stockland Shellharbour, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, The Links Shell Cove Golf Course, Club Windang, HARS Aviation Museum, Saddleback Mountain Lookout, Rangoon Reserve, Minnamurra Rain Forest Centre, Bass Point Reserve, Killalea State Park.
Restaurants in Shellharbour

1. Stockland Shellharbour

lake entrance Rd, Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia +61 2 4296 8266
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Stockland Shellharbour

Reviewed By Linda D - Rutherford, Australia

Had everything you could possibly want .. Eateries galore with the usual big stores. Seemed to be plenty of parking...

2. Historical Aircraft Restoration Society

Illawarra Regional Airport | Cnr of Boomerang and Airport Roads, Albion Park, New South Wales 2527, Australia +61 2 4257 4333
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5 based on 156 reviews

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society

HARS is a museum of Australian Aviation History. Where possible aircraft are recovered and restored to flying condition and maintained there.

Reviewed By Kallie1983 - Australia

We visited with international visitors and everyone was impressed with the exhibits. There are many different types of aircraft on display and the tour is very interactive. Our guide Ian was very knowledgeable and friendly. We attended the onsite cafe for a tasty cheap lunch....MoreDear Kallie HARS is pleased that your tour was a good experience and that your guests were impressed. Our volunteer guides strive to provide the best possible experience for everyone who visits. Thanks for coming and please tell your friends and family.

Corner Southern Cross Boulevarde and Shellharbour Road _ | Shellhabour, Shell Cove, New South Wales 2529, Australia +61 2 4237 5955
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4 based on 39 reviews

The Links Shell Cove Golf Course

The Links Shell Cove is a unique and picturesque golf course located in the Illawarra region on the South Coast of NSW. Once referred to as the "Beast of the East" due to its challenging nature, The Links has transformed itself into a golf course known for its friendly, inviting atmosphere and is an enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels. With four tee options choose from, the friendly golf operations staff will help you choose your own adventure to ensure you really do, "Love the Experience". Voted as one of the top 50 courses in Australia to play for under $50, The Links Shell Cove is unbeatable value, and a must to consider when planning your next golfing getaway or social round."

Reviewed By Deborah54 - Sydney, Australia

Lovely views across the Golf Course and up to the Highlands. Lots of Daily Specials on the Board and Lunchtime Cheap Eats for a quick meal . The Menu has an excellent selection of meat , pasta , seafood and chicken dishes with a good...MoreThank you for your kind words, we hope that we will see you back again soon.

4. Club Windang

Judbooley Pde, Windang, New South Wales 2528, Australia +61 2 4296 4044
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Club Windang

Reviewed By Annette N - Shellharbour, Australia

Club Windang staff are friendly and welcoming. The food is always great whether its a snitty/steak or fabulous chinese cuisine. They have specials nights Mon-Wed where you wouldnt be able to cook for yourself at these prices. Drinks are very reasonably priced. They also have entertainment most nights and a wide spread coutesy bus that is far better than its local components.

5. HARS Aviation Museum

Illawarra Regional Airport, Corner of Boomerang and Airport Roads, Albion Park Rail, New South Wales 2527, Australia +61 2 4257 4333
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5 based on 24 reviews

HARS Aviation Museum

Museum of Australian aviation history. HARS recovers and where possible restores to flying condition aircraft of significance to Australia’s civil and military aviation history.

Reviewed By Maritime_Historian - Perth, Australia

This is a truly remarkable experience. You could spend days at HARS exploring the fantastic collection of static and working aircraft.
Highlights for me included VH-OJA the Qantas 747-400 which I flew to South Africa on as a boy.
It was also spectacular to see Connie the last flying Lockheed Super Constellation in the world. There’s a TAA Convair, several DC3s, an Orion, a Canberra Bomber, a DC4 and so much more.
It’s superb and I strongly recommend it.

6. Saddleback Mountain Lookout

Saddleback Mountain Road, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2533, Australia
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4.5 based on 178 reviews

Saddleback Mountain Lookout

Reviewed By boyce1105 - Sydney

Saddleback Mountain Lookout is only a 10 to 15 minute drive from Kiama and it is amazing how quickly you ascend the mountain. As others have said, the drive is just as spectacular as the views that await you. There are three Lookouts at the top, imaginatively labelled A, B and C. Lookout A looks North over Jamberoo and Kiama. It is a sealed path and takes minutes to walk to. Lookout B looks south-west and is found by winding past the numerous telecommunications towers. It is a bit further of a walk but still relatively easy. It does overlook lush bush but the platform is still high enough to see further afield. Finally Lookout C looks South over the coast. A new path has been opened up a the end of 2016 and the platform sits high above the surrounding bush. It is a lovely walk through forest and whilst it only takes about 5 minutes, it is quite a steep path with wide steps going down. There are regular seats for resting at though if you take your time. It is worth the effort in my opinion. There are toilets near Lookout B and there are at least a few picnic tables near the Lookout C path, additionally there is plenty of grass to throw a blanket down on. When you have finished, you can take a circular route back through Jamberoo if you wish.

7. Rangoon Reserve

Rangoon Rd, Minnamurra, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2533, Australia
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5 based on 4 reviews

Rangoon Reserve

Reviewed By jeff w - Kiama, Australia

Rangoon Reserve is a fabulous place for a full day of swimming, exploring and relaxing. Located on the corner (Minnamurra River end) of Rangoon Rd and Charles Ave. There are no lifeguards that patrol here and you will need to be aware of the tidal flow of the river, but low tide is best time for the not so strong swimmers, children and the elderly. With easy access to the water via concrete stairs and a grassed area with some shady trees, this is one of my favourite places and I
m sure it will become yours if you visit. Across the road is a Cafe for food and drinks but I suggest you take a picnic.

8. Minnamurra Rain Forest Centre

Minnamurra Falls Road, Jamberoo, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales NSW 2533, Australia +61 2 4236 0469
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4.5 based on 98 reviews

Minnamurra Rain Forest Centre

Reviewed By Sabir S S - Karachi, Pakistan

Minnamurra Rainforest walk, a half an hour loop, is really nice and kind of a test of one's physical condition. Seriously not recommended for people with physical limitations especially for those suffering from asthma, bad back, and easily tiring folks. Still, if they want to enjoy the atmosphere that the Rainforest offers they can do so by walking-and-resting in short intervals. There are benches on platforms every now and then.
However, the track to the Falls is not recommended for unfit, weak and people with physical and medical conditions. Because most of the track is uphill and very steep descent. Although we were told at the entrance that the platform to the Falls would be closed due to repair, we had enjoyed the 30-minute loop in the rainforest thus far so much that we decided to give it a try. At least we would be as close to the Falls as possible. Thanks heavens we did that for all the excitement that we would have missed otherwise!
The one hour round trip to the Falls was really challenging but the beautiful scenery, pure nature, and fauna & flora of the rainforest made that uphill task a good memory to reminisce about years on from now. Besides, irregular gym hours that at times felt so boring had now all of a sudden convinced us on following a regular gym routine.
The whole experience was tremendous with pure oxygen, fresh air, and the pure aroma of trees & soil that big cities never let you believe exist.
Rainforest is really maintained well and set up with visitors convenience in mind. Hanging rope Bridges, gripping boardwalk surface, resting benches, viewing platforms, neat & clean portable toilets, plaques of info on the plants & wildlife at various points, and availability of much more make the Minnamurra rainforest/falls worthy of visit. It's a paradise for nature lovers, and can be a helluva experience for city dwellers.
Can imagine how lovelier it would look when the track to Falls opens up again!!!

9. Bass Point Reserve

Shellharbour, New South Wales 2529, Australia
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Bass Point Reserve

Reviewed By Patrick R - Sydney, Australia

right at the end of the main street of Shellharbour Village (not Shellharbour Town Centre) is this pretty little park.
Easy parking, safe little calm beach for toddlers. Easy walk over to the boat ramps and point for some great views.
Worth a visit, then to the pub overlooking the park for lunch or dinner.

10. Killalea State Park

Killalea Drive, Shell Cove, New South Wales 2529, Australia +61 2 4237 8589
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4 based on 21 reviews

Killalea State Park

Reviewed By Itzyfoxy

We were hoping to be able to casually pitch our swag around the area. To our surprise everything was booked and the only option was the $76/night Killalea Campsite. We reluctantly paid online and were emailed a code to enter into the gate after hours (handy!). The campsite itself is excellently maintained and amongst the trees so it feels pretty natural. We stayed at spot 25 and loved that it was right underneath trees therefore not as hot during the day! The amenities are very good including hot water. I just wish the beach was closer (it's about a 15-20 minute walk away from the campsite), you didn't have to drive through a luxurious estate and the price tag was less prohibitive.

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