Destination guide

Explore the lush setting in Shellharbour

The forests and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Shellharbour. This welcoming city allures visitors with its restaurants and shopping. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Shellharbour

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Shellharbour has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Links Shell Cove Golf Course (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Port Kembla Golf Club (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Jamberoo Action Park (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Calderwood Valley Golf Course (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Wollongong Golf Club (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Shellharbour

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Shellharbour is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Croom Regional Sporting Complex (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Kiama Blowhole (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Kiama Surf Beach (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Minnamurra Rainforest Entrance (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Saddleback Mountain (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Wollongong City Beach (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Shellharbour

Fly into Wollongong, NSW (WOL-Illawarra Regional), the closest airport, located 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), which is 47.3 mi (76.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Shellharbour?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 255 vacation rentals near Shellharbour. From 120 Houses to 91 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Shellharbour for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Shellharbour?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Shellharbour. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wollongong South Beach: 421 vacation rentals
  • Wollongong City Gallery: 420 vacation rentals
  • Wollongong North Beach: 407 vacation rentals
  • Kiama Surf Beach: 1,018 vacation rentals
  • Sublime Point Lookout: 203 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shellharbour listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Shellharbour?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 120 Houses in Shellharbour. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Shellharbour include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 91 rentals available
  • Villas: 5 rentals available
  • Cabins: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Shellharbour?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 23 vacation rentals with pool available in Shellharbour. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.