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!

the season for bush walking

It's not too hot, not too cold - so grab your walking shoes and explore 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!


20% OFF Learn to Surf with Australian Surf Tours

Australian Surf tours provide surf adventures with a difference. More than just your average ‘surf camp’ they take great pride in showing guests a little piece of paradise that not many tourists would otherwise see.
Australian Surf Tours engages guests with informative, fun and safe learn to surf programs to suit every level of surfer with the goal of indulging them with delicious food, beautiful scenery and wildlife experiences to remember.

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10% Off Accommodation at The White House plus FREE Bottle of Wine

The White House is a ground floor, fully self-contained unit comprising of a large lounge room, kitchen, and bathroom/laundry. The property accommodates two people and has one bedroom with an option of either two single beds or a king zip bed. The White House is in a great location only metres from the white sands of Shellharbour South Beach and only metres to the ocean saltwater pools. Ideally located close to restaurants, cafes, clubs and pubs.

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$10 Special Deal @ Shellharbour Country Kitchen – Takeaway

Shellharbour Country Kitchen Cafe, is a family friendly cafe located in a heritage listed building in the village of Shellharbour.

Shellharbour Country Kitchen has an extensive menu and is proud of their home-made food and cakes.

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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

Having been the head chef at Branches Restaurant for the past 25 years, I have cooked for and come to know many of the local community, and it is this community that I love most about Shellharbour. I have always said that Shellharbour is the perfect location, being able to enjoy all that the coast offers as well as the benefits of country living.I love the simplicity of being able to go fishing or see the ocean before and after work.

Miklos Szollosi

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