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Getting back in touch with nature is the ideal antidote to hard-faced, hectic city living.  It's free and you don't need a prescription to get a little peace and quiet, clear the head, wake the senses, smell the eucalypts and listen to the birds.  All of which you get in spades around here, in fact your literally surrounded by it. 

The serenely green rainforest of Bass Point Reserve, the native bushland that comes down to the best surf beaches on the coast at Killalea State Park or the family friendly Blackbutt Forest Reserve which has the last remaining original plains forest in the region.  If you like a little awesome with your nature then a few clicks inland from here and you're in Macquarie Pass National Park, where you'll find the majestic Illawarra Escarpment.

When it comes to nature, getting a little whoa-look-at-that with your feeling so chilled out is just another of the free perks of being here.

Macquarie Pass National Park

Macquarie Pass National Park

Location: Macquarie Pass National Park

Macquarie Pass National Park is positioned in the Illawarra escarpment and links the Southern Highlands to the coastal town of Shellharbour. With terrific bushwalking and birdwatching opportunities, wonderful waterfalls, views to the ocean and the blazing crimson of Illawarr... Read more

Playgrounds - Play Illawarra

Playgrounds - Play Illawarra

Location: Various

Play Illawarra provides a dedicated service for parents and carers on playgrounds and play opportunities across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas. Read more

Reddall Reserve

Reddall Reserve

Location: Reddall Parade, Lake Illawarra NSW 2528, Australia

Reddall Reserve is located on the foreshore of Lake Illawarra and is a great family location for picnic's, BBQ's, cycling, fishing and walking. Read more

Bass Point Reserve

Bass Point Reserve

Location: Bass Point Tourist Road, Shellharbour NSW 2529, Australia

Bass Point Reserve is located just south of Shellharbour Village This significant headland features one of the few diverse littoral rainforests in the Illawarra Region, a large collection of significant Aboriginal and European heritage sites and extensive marine habitats. Read more

Killalea State Park

Killalea State Park

Location: Killalea Drive, Shell Cove NSW 2529, Australia

Killalea is a spectacular tract of coastal land, which has been dedicated as a public recreation reserve. Killalea State Park provides a camping ground that has 50 unpowered camp sites and a dormitory style bunkhouse for 40 people available for clubs and teams. Own linen is... Read more

Blackbutt Forest Reserve

Blackbutt Forest Reserve

Location: Blackbutt Forest Reserve, Shellharbour Road, Shellharbour NSW 2529

Blackbutt Reserve is the largest natural bushland reserve in the Illawarra, covering 250 acres. The Reserve is a key feature of Shellharbour and is the last remaining viable remnant of coastal plain forest in the Illawarra. Read more

Myimbarr Community Park

Myimbarr Community Park

Location: Corner of Wattle and Shellharbour Roads, Shellharbour NSW 2529, Australia

Myimbarr Community Park is a unique combination of top-level sporting facilities and beautiful environmental areas, including a substansial wetland and bird habitat. It's also a great place for a casual stroll. Read more

Killalea Beach (The Farm)

Killalea Beach (The Farm)

Location: Killalea State Park Killalea Drive, Shell Cove NSW 2529

Killalea Beach or 'The Farm' as the locals know it is one of the most popular surfing beaches on the South Coast. One of the most important and unique facts about The Farm is that it faces to the south catching the south swell that predominantly runs up the coastline and is... Read more

Wentworth Cottage Park/Carmody's Lookout

Wentworth Cottage Park/Carmody's Lookout

Location: Pioneer Drive, Blackbutt NSW 2529, Australia

The park is of heritage significance in that it was the site of Wentworth Cottage, the home of one of Shellharbour City’s most well known pioneering families. Read more

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