What's on in Lake Illawarra, NSW


Lake Illawarra, located south of Wollongong and close to Dapto, is a large salt water lagoon connected to the ocean. The lake has more than 40km of shoreline and a surface area of about 40 square kilometres and offers a wonderful facility for water based recreation. The Lake is mostly shallow, but more than three quarters of it is navigable by yachts and small power boats. The lake is very popular for boating of all types from smaller types such as canoes, wind surfers and kayaks, up to large trailer sailers and motor cruisers that make use of its sheltered waters and low swell conditions. Lake Illawarra is an important wetland habitat for many native animals and many species of birds, including many migratory species that use the lake shore seasonally. Lake Illawarra is home to large flocks of black swans, pelicans, waders and diverse range of other waterbird species. Lake Illawarra is also very popular for fishing and for prawning in the summer months, using a lamp and net. There are excellent angling spots near the mouth of lake where it discharges into the ocean and on the local beaches close to the lake`s entrance. The lake is suitable for a wide range of aquatic activities such as sailing, all types of boating, wind surfing, water skiing, kite surfing, canoes,snorkelling and scuba diving, sea kayaks and many other activities. There is excellent surfing and swimming on the beaches and in the lake. The Illawarra Yacht Club is very popular and has hosted many National Sailing Titles and the Windsurfer Class World Championships. In summary, Lake Illawarra is simply heaven for boating. You can bring your own boat or hire one from one of the many local boatsheds. There are a large number of boat ramps dotted around the lake for easy access. Entertainment options are centred on Dapto, Oak Flats and the other towns on the western shore as well as Wollongong to the north and Shellharbour to the South.


What's to See and Do - Attractions, Activities


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...Kiama, Shellharbour District

The Sebel Harbourside Kiama
Jamberoo Pub
Ocean Beach Hotel, Shellharbour
Windang Bowls Club
Dapto Citizens' Bowling Club
Dicey Riley's Hotel, Wollongong
Relish on Addison, Shellharbour
Central Hotel Shellharbour
Dapto Leagues
Addison's Seafood Grill & Bar, Shellharbour
Nardi's Italian Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, Shellharbour
Kiama Leagues Club
Blue Diamond Brasserie, Kiama
Kiama Golf Course
Kiama Surf Life Saving Club
The Shellharbour Club
Links Shell Cove Golf Coursel
Gerringong Bowling & Recreation Club
Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club
Gerringong Surf Club
Kiama Inn Hotel
Shellharbour Workers Club
Ocean Beach Hotel, Shellharbour

...Illawarra

The Illawarra Yacht Club
Towradgi Beach Hotel
Ryan`s Hotel Thirroul
Albion Park Hotel
Balgownie Hotel
Bellambi Hotel
Berkeley Hotel
Bourbon Street Nightclub, Wollongong
Bulli Club Ltd
Cabbage Tree Hotel, Fairy Meadow
Centennial (Hanley`s) Hotel, Helensburgh
Charles Hotel, Fairy Meadow
Chequers Nite Spot, Wollongong
City Diggers Wollongong
Coledale RSL Club
Collegians Rugby League Football Club
Commercial Hotel, Port Kembla NSW
Coniston Hotel
Cooneys Tavern, Wollongong
Corrimal Leagues Club
Corrimal RSL Memorial Club
Cringila Hotel
Dapto Hotel
Dapto Leagues Club
Dicey Riley's, Wollongong
Figtree Hotel
Gilmore`s Hotel Coniston
Glass House Tavern, Wollongong
Harp Hotel, Wollongong
Headlands Hotel, Austinmer
Hellenic Club, West Wollongong
Heritage Hotel Bulli
Hotel Illawarra, Wollongong
Illawarra District Rugby League Club
Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong
Illawarra Hotel, Wollongong
Illawarra Leagues Club, Wollongong
Imperial Hotel, Clifton
Jamberoo Pub
Johnnys Wine Tavern, Woonona
Kiama Inn Hotel
Lake Illawarra Hotel, Windang
Mount Kembla Hotel
Mt Kembla Hotel
Murphys Bar And Grill, Unanderra
North Wollongong Hotel
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Ocean Beach Hotel, Shellharbour
Open Hearth Hotel, Warrawong
Oxford Tavern, Wollongong
Palm Court Hotel, Corrimal
Port Kembla Hotel
Port Kembla Leagues Club
Rusty`s, Wollongong
Rydges Wollongong
Scarborough Hotel
Steelers Club, Wollongong
Steelworks Hotel, Port Kembla
Stewart Gardens Hotel, Wollongong
The Beaches, Thirroul
The Grand Hotel, Wollongong
The Oxford Hotel, Wollongong
Unanderra Hotel
Western Suburbs Leagues Club, Unanderra
Wollongong Golf Club
Wollongong Hellenic Club
Wollongong Spanish Club
Woonona Bulli RSL Memorial Club


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