Splash into Shellharbour

Just being near the water is enough to soothe the soul. But nothing beats getting into it!

When it comes to the great Aussie pastime of taking a dip in the ocean, you really are spoilt for choice in and around Shellharbour. But there’s also fun to be had on the lake and by going on an adventure to seek out secluded rainforest rock pools! Sounds like your weekend plans just got sorted 🙂

Definitely give stand up paddle boarding a go!

What SUP?

So you’ve seen people doing it. It looks fun. Now’s the time to give it a go!

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an awesome water activity. Great for those core muscles and balance, challenging but enjoyable – falling off is half the fun!

Grab some friends and learn on the calmer waters of the lake foreshore before you graduate to the surf. 

Our friends at Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shellharbour will show you a good time.

Learn to surf at one of Australia's best beaches

Ride the Waves

Imagine the thrill of paddling onto a wave, popping up onto your feet and just gliding through the ocean. Once you try it you’re bound to get hooked!

Lucky for you, Killalea provides perfect conditions for learning to surf, and just so happens to be one of the most picturesque beaches along the Australian coast. Vaya and the team at Pines Surfing Academy will give you the tips and tricks to see you carving it up out the back on a fibreglass board in no time!

Refuel at The Farm Cafe while taking in this breathtaking view. You’ll certainly need it by the time you hike it up the hill! 

Bushranger's Bay is teaming with marine life

Look a Bit Deeper

You might think you know Shellharbour. But do you really? There’s a whole other world waiting to be explored below the surface!

And it’s a paradise! Shellharbour Scuba & Photography provide scuba diving lessons at Bushranger’s Bay Aquatic Reserve, and they can teach you the ropes while discovering soft coral sponges, big blue groper, sea dragons and more! It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

And if donning the scuba gear feels a bit too next level, there’s plenty of marine life to be seen by grabbing a snorkel and floating around the sheltered bay.

There’s heaps to see around Bass Point Reserve on foot too! Follow the Coastal Heritage Walk signs, pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!


Please Note:   Due to COVID restrictions please check with each operator opening hours and booking requirements.

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a day on the greens

Sure Putt Putt is fun, but sometimes you really want to take a big swing at that tiny white ball!

Discover amazing bush walks

Shellharbour offers the perfect weather for grabbing your walking shoes and exploring our natural wonderland.

get your foodie fix

We've got stacks of dining options, from fancy pants to super casual. What are your tastebuds waiting for?

planes, trains & vintage vehicles

Take a tour full of history, heritage and fascination. What's your jam?

who doesn’t love a sweet offer? Check out these local deals available in the shellharbour region!

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$8 Cake & Coffee Special Deal @ Pacinos Cafe

Pacino’s Cafe prides itself on great serving a simple, yet fulfilling cuisine, alongside famous Vittoria Coffee. We believe here at Pacino’s that your dining and coffee experience should be an enjoyable and exciting one every time! Our Chef uses only the freshest of produce and finest quality available.

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Hars Boeing 747-400 visitor experience. Mark Mennie photo

25% discount on Family passes @ HARS Aviation Museum

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the history of aviation by taking a guided tour of the HARS Aviation Museum.

The unique tours allow you to see some uniquie historic aircraft including “Connie” Lockhead Super Constellaion, the airliner of the 1950’s that conquered the world, you can get up close and personal with the Neptune Bomber, sit inside the cockpit of an F1-11 and many more. Tours are available 7 days per week from 10am until 2.30pm.

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$10 Weekday Lunch @ Peggy’s Bistro at Warilla Sporties

The Sporties is the fun club for all good sports. It is the ultimate venue for good times, great food and edge-of-your-seat sporting entertainment. Home of the famous $10 lunch and great value dinner specials every night.

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including an ultimate Shellharbour Experience package.

local spotlight

what i love about shellharbour

Being a photographer, I love the diversity of the Shellharbour region. There's pristine beaches and the lake, to rolling hills, rainforest and, of course the escarpment - all within a 20-minute drive. Plus with the airport and soon to be marina - Shellharbour has it all!

Dee Kramer

We love living in Tullimbar Village, it has a fantastic sense of community! We enjoy spending time in the Village eating at cafes and our dog Peggy loves the beach. Peggy's Bistro emulates everything we love about Shellharbour and feel lucky to be part of the wonderful community our customers create.

Robert Kerr & Allen Harris

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