What to do and see in Dapto, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

November 17, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Discover the best top things to do in Dapto, Australia including Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, HARS Aviation Museum, Wollongong Botanic Garden, Stockland Shellharbour, Nan Tien Institute, Club Windang, Kareelah Berry Farm, Touchdown Helicopters, Windang Dive & Spearfishing, Jamberoo Action Park.
Restaurants in Dapto

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Wollongong Botanic Garden

Murphys Ave | Keiraville, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia +61 2 4227 7667
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4.5 based on 194 reviews

Wollongong Botanic Garden

Reviewed By AusFamily123 - Sydney, Australia

We just spent a lovely afternoon here - 3 kids aged 7,9 and 11 all enjoyed the playground and maze. Then we wandered through the rose garden and around the duck lake. There are BBQs and plenty of beautiful big old trees with ample shade for a lovely picnic

4. 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...

5. Nan Tien Institute

180 Berkeley Rd | Berkeley (Wollongong), Berkeley, New South Wales 2506, Australia +61 2 4272 0648
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Nan Tien Institute

Welcome to Nan Tien Institute (NTI), Australia's first tertiary institution grounded in Applied Buddhist wisdom. NTI is the place for quality education and cultural exchange.

Reviewed By milkyyway - Derbyshire

The Nan Then Temple is one of the most spiritual places we have visited with free admission. Once inside the temple the calmness, soothing faint background music and burners replenishes the body and soul. Kneeling mats are in situ & so visitors if wished could prayer quietly. The architecture truly beautiful as was the Pagoda. There are a lot of steps leading to the Pagoda OK for the more mobile so please check out before visiting for wheelchair access. The restaurant/cafe served well priced excellent food and the staff were all very friendly and polite. Toilet facilities available. The Gardens were peaceful with colourful flowers, trees, shrubs & statues. Parking free within the grounds. A must for a 'to -do- list' It's a lovely attraction whether you're spiritual or not. We left a donation, 'cos as we mentioned it was free entrance. We would recommend.

6. 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.

7. Kareelah Berry Farm

522 Marshall Mount Rd, Dapto, New South Wales 2530, Australia +61 408 663 983
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Kareelah Berry Farm

Reviewed By WorldGlutton - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It was a most wonderful way to spend a cool spring afternoon at the Kareelah Berry Farm. The lady owner ,Vicky was a very nice lady. Great service from her despite being busy with her other chores, she patiently gave us a good explanation on her farm. Her pet dogs were a friendly bunch which kept our friend's daughter entertained while we were busy selecting our choice of strawberries for picking from the ground. There is really nothing better than picking yourown fruits . Pick your prefered quantity, pay Aus15/- per kilo. After payment, we tasted it, the flavour was fresh, juicy and sweet. It was really tasty !! As winter was just over, raspberry, blue berry, logan berry & black berry are out of season. However, she has all these berries bottled as jam.
If you're in Wollongong or Shellharbour , do not buy your strawberries anywhere , Kareelah produce is free from chemical, fresh & sweet. You will not regret !!!

8. Touchdown Helicopters

32 Airport Rd | Hangar 1, Illawarra Regional Airport, Albion Park Rail, New South Wales 2527, Australia
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5 based on 6 reviews

Touchdown Helicopters

Reviewed By Aussie2406 - Albion Park, Australia

Went on the Waterfall Discovery Tour with my wife and oldest daughter. After taking off we fly over our house then over the Illawarra Fly tree-top walk and on to Carrington Falls, we then headed to Gerringong Falls before heading east to the Little Blowhole at Kiama. We then headed north to the main blowhole at Kiama and along the Minnamurra River. We the headed back to the airport at Albion Park Rail. The pilot was very good and knowledgeable about what we where flying over.

9. Windang Dive & Spearfishing

324 - 328 Windang Rd, Windang, New South Wales 2528, Australia
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4 based on 8 reviews

Windang Dive & Spearfishing

Reviewed By PrincessCastle - Camden, Australia

I have completed many course with Windang Dive and found the instructors to be highly professional, friendly and very knowledgeable . The instructors have the patience to ensure you are competent with the skills and not rushed through for their convenience. They make every student feel important . Dive master lead dives at Bass Point are on a Saturday and Sunday meeting at the shop at 8am . Ring before hand in case the weather decides otherwise. Steve and Annette make everyone feel welcome and always greet you with a smile . Best prices in the area ,Nitrox fills available .

10. Jamberoo Action Park

1215 Jamberoo Rd, Jamberoo, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2533, Australia +61 2 4236 0114
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4 based on 391 reviews

Jamberoo Action Park

Jamberoo Action Park, NSW favourite theme Park...Where you control the action! Is located 20 minutes south of Wollongong, just over an hour south of Sydney and an easy 2 hour drive from Canberra. Situated on 40 hectares of landscaped Gardens enjoy the thrills and spills of high intensive water slide rides and attractions. It's a full day of family fun.

Reviewed By Ref977 - Melbourne, Australia

My question to the owners: how do you even sleep at night charging these prices?? My young family of 4 was charged $260 to get into the park..$260!!! How does an average family even afford this.? When I asked if I could just buy a family pass instead I was bluntly told ‘nope no family pass’... of course not!! Because that would be of value to families and they couldn’t rip people off as much. Considering the dirty pool water, long toilet queues (not good when your little 5 year old is busting), the greasy overpriced food, the young power tripping staff - it’s definitely not worth it, they cannot charge the same prices as Wet n Wild if they don’t offer the same product. Be an affordable regional Water Park, put your staff through customer service courses, upgrade your toilet facilities, clean your pools better.

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