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Bushrangers Bay Aquatic Reserve

Bass Point Reserve, Boollwarroo Parade, Shellharbour NSW 2529

Bushrangers Bay is an aquatic reserve located at the eastern end of Bass Point Reserve. The bay is well known as a top diving and snorkelling location due to its sheltered position. The bay is three hectares in size extending from the mean high water mark to the seabed on the outer boundary. As this is an aquatic reserve for plant and animal species, divers are requested to take care when touching soft corals as they break off easily. Within the reserve you cannot fish or destroy marine life. You are not permitted to collect dead or alive marine organisms, this includes empty shells. One of the most striking features within the reserve is a cliff shaped like an amphitheatre in 10 metres of water, the cliffs are six metres high with hundreds of small cavities which are home to sea urchins and tropical fish.

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Blackbutt Forest Reserve

Shellharbour Road, Shellharbour NSW 2529

Blackbutt Forest is a 250 hectare reserve and is the last remaining viable remnant of coastal plain forest in the Illawarra region. There are extensive picnic tables and electric barbecue facilities located at strategic points throughout the reserve; amenity blocks and fully equipped children's play ground. Blackbutt has wonderful walking tracks for all ages and a cross country course great for running and cycling. There is a fitness circuit which includes climbing frames, chin-up bars and sit-up benches. An outdoor amphitheatre is located within the reserve with seating for up to 400 people which makes it great for weddings, entertainment and events. While dominated by the tall Blackbutt trees, many other varieties of trees abound including red gum, stringy bark, grey box, coast white box. The trails offer panoramic views of Lake Illawarra, Macquarie Pass, Illawarra Escarpment and Saddleback Mountain.

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Bass Point Reserve

Bass Point Tourist Road, Shellharbour NSW 2529

Bass Point Reserve is a 72 hectares coastal jewel, located just south of Shellharbour Village and contains one of the few littoral rainforest areas in the Illawarra. The reserve is listed on the register of the Australian Heritage Commission and is recognised as one of the most important archaeological sites on the NSW coast. 17,000 years before the Egyptians built the pyramids the Aboriginal people were using Bass Point as a regular campsite. A self guided indigenous walk is on site with plaques highlighting detailed information. Bass Point in May 1943 - the American merchant ship 'Cities Services Boston' sank off Bass Point and although no sailors' lives were lost, four Australian soldiers who went to the aid of the ship's crew were drowned. An annual service is held. Bass Point has great fishing and is a well known diving location. A boat ramp and public amenities are also available.

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Shellharbour Beach

Shellharbour Beach, Beach Road, Shellharbour NSW 2529
One of the most popular beaches in Shellharbour City is Shellharbour Beach. This clean sandy beach is patrolled during the summer months on the northern and southern ends. Facilities include showers, public amenities and parking. Shellharbour North Beach is an east facing one kilometre long beach, lying between Barrack Point and the rocks at the base of the ridge on which Shellharbour Village. The beach is backed by a low vegetated fore dune, with a road behind. The Shellharbour Surf Club is located here and offers surf club facilities. A Beach Wheelchair is provided at Shellharbour North beach for people with a disability or mobility impairment.

Shellharbour Beach

Shellharbour Beach, Shellharbour NSW 2529
One of the most popular beaches in Shellharbour City is Shellharbour Beach. This clean sandy beach is patrolled during the summer months on the northern and southern ends. Facilities include showers, public amenities and parking. Shellharbour North Beach is an east facing one kilometre long beach, lying between Barrack Point and the rocks at the base of the ridge on which Shellharbour Village. The beach is backed by a low vegetated fore dune, with a road behind. The Shellharbour Surf Club is located here and offers surf club facilities. A Beach Wheelchair is provided at Shellharbour North beach for people with a disability or mobility impairment. ...

Australian Surf Rowers League Open

1 Beach Road, Shellharbour NSW 2529
The Australian Surf Rowers League travels to Shellharbour for its Grand Final of events this season. This event has been embraced by the surf lifesaving community all around Australia, and together surf lifesavers look forward to continued relationships for many years to come. The sport of surf rowing requires effective team work and a high level of fitness, two attributes of the Royal Australian Navy. Surf rowing as a sport is an ideal means to promote the healthy ideals of the Royal Australian Navy. The Australian Surf Rowers League and its members provide an important community service by conducting Surf Lifesaving duties, beach patrols on many Australian beaches. The partnership alliance aims to increase public understanding of Navy and the importance of the Navy values ... Honour, Honesty, Courage, Integrity and Loyalty. An event not to be missed....