region in New South Wales, Australia

The Illawarra is a coastal region in the state of New South Wales, Australia, immediately to the south of Sydney.

Stanwell Tops


Stretching from the south of Sydney, down to the Shoalhaven River, the Illawarra has:

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A popular region for Sydneysiders to relax by the sea, the region was known as Five Islands by the pioneers of the C18th after the group of islands off its coast. Life here is for people who want things more laid back than Sydney.

Get inEdit

Most of the main towns along the coast have train stations reachable from Sydney.

The closest airports with commercial flights are Sydney Airport and Canberra.

When coming by car, traffic jams are common on public holidays.

Get aroundEdit

There are public bus services, although by car is likely your best option.


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