The Lake Illawarra township of Albion Park is perfectly located for an exploration of the scenic NSW South Coast. To the south of metropolitan Wollongong, Albion Park is within a 15-minute drive of the popular coastal resort of Shellharbour. The Windang Peninsula to the north of Shellharbour embraces some fine surfing and swimming beaches, while boating and fishing are extensions to the way of life in these parts.
The escarpment drive west on the Illawarra Highway takes you through magnificent, waterfall-studded forests to such picturesque villages as Robertson on the way to the historic Southern Highlands towns of Moss Vale and Bowral. Bowral was, of course, the childhood home of Sir Donald Bradman, and the Bradman Museum draws visitors from around the cricket-playing world.
Despite the pockets of heavy industry, particularly in Wollongong and Port Kembla, the entire Illawarra is a region of singular beauty based on its golden beaches, its lakes and estuaries and the forest-draped escarpment.