On the Windang Peninsula, about 103km south of Sydney, the city of Shellharbour is a popular fishing, boating and surfing spot bounded by the spectacular Illawarra Escarpment to the west, extensive Lake Illawarra to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east and the Minnamurra River.
All of this makes for plenty to do and see - sailing on Lake Illawarra, surfing at Killalea or Warilla, snorkelling at Bass Point, and fishing, prawning and crabbing wherever you chose to sling a line or net.
This is a great base for sightseeing, too, with easy access to a wide variety of nature's galleries. You can visit the famous blowhole at Kiama, a few kilometres to the south, make a daily choice of a new, secluded beach, or take a drive up the awesome Illawarra Escarpment through the Macquarie Pass National Park to the beautiful Southern Highlands. Here, you will find delightful and historic towns, such as Robertson, Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale.