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The Illawarra is a huge region with plenty of fun towns, a buzzing city, awesome markets, cool festivals, community events and a super diverse landscape to explore. 

You can take a dip in an ocean pool, relax on the beach, chase some waterfalls, head out for a hike and find a secluded water hole to cool off in afterwards. 

Or head into town for some retail therapy, grab a frothie at a local brewery, get a caffeine hit at a funky café, take in a live show or head to a local market to fill up the pantry and support local. 

So much to do across this pretty special region of ours… let’s get started!

Explore the towns on the Illawarra


A big region means there are lots of awesome towns and villages to explore. Each one has a personality and vibe of its own which makes heading out to see, do and experience the towns of the Illawarra even more fun, right?


Head to your local markets in the Illawarra to support local, connect with community and fill up your shopping bag with fresh produce, handmade creations, freshly baked deliciousness, sweet treats, plant, bric-a-brac, arts, crafts and more. One of our favourite things to do!

Explore the beaches of the Illawarra


From Stanwell Park to Gerroa, the Illawarra has a super stunning selection of patrolled beaches for fans of sun, sand and salt. Find out which beach is best for the fam bam, fur babies, fitness fans, swimming, catching waves, brushing up on your boogie boarding or just chilling out under the umbie with a good book.

Things to do in The Illawarra

Things to do

From surf schools to art galleries, bike rides to botanic gardens, outdoor adventures and indoor escapades, the Illawarra is filled with awesome things to see, do and visit.

Retail Therapy

Shopaholics rejoice! You’ll have no problem filling up those shopping bags with an eclectic mix of fashion finds, antique treasures, creative hubs, book nooks, gift inspo, gorgeous homeware stores and so much more to be found on the retail scene in Illawarra.

Places to eat and drink in Illawarra

Eat & Drink

Be the first to know about what's happening on the Illawarra food scene! From high teas to pubs with a view, cocktail mixology classes and cooking workshops, happy hours, food truck shennanigans, eat street markets and loads more. Keep your tastebuds happy and your social life busy!



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