Illawarra Tourism Route

Take in the beauty of the Southern Highlands, Illawarra and Morton National Park from the comfort of your car on the Illawarra tourism route.

After fuelling up with petrol and a cuppa in Bowral take Nowra Road to Fitzroy Falls, travelling through the rolling hills and pretty pastures of farming country. Stop to walk to the falls and collect maps from the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, then continue on to Belmore Falls, absorbing striking views over the sandstone escarpment and deep valleys as you drive.

From Belmore Falls in Morton National Park, drive through lush rainforest to Robertson; be sure to stop and enjoy a range of cafés, restaurants and bakeries in Robertson.

Stopping for a family photo in front of the Big Potato is a must, and then continue down Jamberoo Mountain Road via Carrington Falls in Budderoo National Park. Enjoy a picnic and the fantastic lookouts at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve before making your way to lovely Kiama. Check out the blowhole, go fishing or relax in one of the seaside cafes.

Then, whenever you’re ready, return to Sydney via Wollongong or head up Macquarie Pass to Bowral and on to Canberra or Sydney.

Nearby events

  1. Hand Building in Clay

    Thursday 21 February 2019 to Thursday 11 April 2019 , Bowral

    Explore hand building techniques in ceramics. This class suits adults who are beginners at ceramics and would like to learn the basics of hand building. You'll be instructed in the hand building techniques of pinch, coil, and slab…

    21 Feb - 11 Apr
  2. Silversmithing essentials programme

    Sunday 24 February 2019 to Sunday 24 March 2019 , Bowral

    Start your silversmithing journey with this five-week (30 hour) intensive programme aimed at giving you the skills and confidence to produce your own designs. You will be introduced to a range of tools and equipment in a professional…

    24 Feb - 24 Mar
  3. Autumn Market Fair

    Saturday 09 March 2019 , Bowral

    Welcome to new visitors and a personal note to loyal customers. Enjoy a break in the Southern Highlands with traditional country-style cooking, craft, wares and hospitality!…

    09 Mar