Search

Lake Illawarra

Lake Illawarra is located between the Illawarra escarpment and the Pacific Ocean on the NSW South Coast some 90 kilometres south of Sydney. Water flowing into it is both fresh (from the escarpment) and salty (from ocean tides).

The Lake is approximately 9.5 kilometres long and 5.5 kilometres wide, with an area of 33 square kilometres and a maximum depth of 3.7 metres. 13 boat ramps surround the lake and is a popular recreational location. The lake is a popular spot for fishing, prawning, and all water sports.

You can arrange to hire a boat or book into a Stand-Up Paddle day on the lake whilst watching the sunrise. Walk or cycle the Lake Illawarra Art Trail and explore the local history, Aboriginal heritage, flora and fauna.

Reddall Reserve on the foreshore of Lake Illawarra is a popular spot for picnics with its new Ninja children’s playground, picnic shelters, gas barbecues, toilet facilities and kiosk.

The lake is very popular for bird lovers. Lake Illawarra is a home, a nesting site and a food source for many birds.

Download the free touring app “Tread Shellharbour” on your Apple or Android device.


Location

Lake Illawarra, Lake Illawarra


Facilities & features

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.



Contact

Address: Lake Illawarra, Lake Illawarra
Phone: 4221 6169
Website: View website

Our partners

sage-hotel-wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong
Conveniently located in Wollongong's CBD, the Sage Hotel is only a short walk to Wollongong’s City Beach, vibrant restaurants and cafes, and fabulous shopping at Wollongong Central and Crown St Mall, making it perfectly suited for both business and leisure.
Sage Hotel Wollongong
Science-Space-Wollongong
Science Space
Science Space is an interactive adventure for the curious mind. Over 90 exhibits, 5 dinosaurs, amazing science shows, NSW's most advanced planetarium and infinite fun!
Science Space
Headlands-Hotel-Austinmer
Headlands Hotel
Headland’s Brasserie specialises in delicious fresh food, expertly prepared with quality seasonal ingredients, enjoyed in a laidback, casual atmosphere. Come in for a delicious meal and enjoy the panoramic ocean views.
Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant