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Bass Point Reserve

Location: Bass Point Tourist Road, Shellharbour NSW 2529, Australia
Phone: 02 4221 6169

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.

The reserve is open 7 days a week from 6.30am to 8.00pm throughout the year. Closed during a total fire ban.



Come and enjoy the activities of Bass Point Reserve.

Take a walk through the reserve and enjoy natural flora and fauna. The lookouts at Bushrangers Bay and Maloneys Bay take advantage of the coastal views, follow the Coastal Heritage Walk signs and learn more about the history and heritage of the site to the Aboriginal people.

In the past the Wodi Wodi tribe had a "walkabout area" between Picton, Stanwell Tops, Marulan and Nowra and would camp at Bass Point. Today Bass Point is entered on the Register of the Australian Heritage Commission and is recognised as one of the two most important archaeological sites on the NSW coast.

The Cities Service Boston Memorial at Bass Point remembers the Australian Soldiers who lost their lives going to the aid of sailors on the American Merchant Ship City Services Boston that ran into the rocks at Bass Point during a storm in May 1943.

Bushrangers Bay is a very popular diving and snorkelling location on the South Coast. The sheltered bay offers vast marine life some of which are rare in this area of the coast.


Talk to a local specialist

Ph:  1300 65 6169   or  + 61 2 4221 6169

Fax:  +61 2 4221 6077

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The Official Site of Tourism Shellharbour


Address: Cnr of Addison & Wentworth Sts  Shellharbour Village NSW 2529

Postal Address:  PO Box 105 Shellharbour City Centre NSW 2529