Bass Point Reserve

Bass Point Reserve is a 72 hectare coastal jewel, located just south of Shellharbour Village and contains one of the few littoral rainforest areas in the Illawarra.

The reserve is recognised as one of the most important archaeological sites on the NSW coast and is listed on the Australian Heritage Commission register.

17,000 years before the Egyptians built the pyramids, the Aboriginal people were using Bass Point as a regular campsite. A self guided Aboriginal Indigenous Cultural walk is on site with plaques highlighting detailed information.

In May 1943 an American merchant ship 'Cities Services Boston' sank off Bass Point during a storm. 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 as a diving location. A boat ramp and public amenities are also available.

Nearby events

  1. Sculptures at Killalea

    Friday 13 September 2019 , Shellharbour

    The Sculptures at Killalea festival is back in 2019! The ten-day festival is a celebration of art, colour, creativity and culture and is expected to be bigger and better than ever with a jam-packed schedule of workshops, artist talks and…

    13 Sep