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. Roo Theatre presents Oliver

    Saturday 09 June 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018 , Shellharbour

    The Roo Theatre Company is proud to present Lionel Bart's, Oliver. Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he…

    09 Jun - 24 Jun
  2. RedAss Downhill State Round - Greenvalleys

    Sunday 30 September 2018 to Monday 01 October 2018 , Shellharbour

    This action-packed round of the official RedAss Downhill Enduro Series will take you to the hottest downhill tack in New South Wales: Green Valleys Freeride Park near Shellharbour. Organisers from Rocky Trail Entertainment are expecting mo…

    30 Sep - 01 Oct