Lake Illawarra

Lake Illawarra is located between the Illawarra escarpment and the Pacific Ocean on the NSW South Coast some 90 kilometres south of Sydney. Water flowing into it is both fresh (from the escarpment) and salty (from ocean tides).

The Lake is approximately 9.5 kilometres long and 5.5 kilometres wide, with an area of 33 square kilometres and a maximum depth of 3.7 metres. 13 boat ramps surround the lake and is a popular recreational location. The lake is a popular spot for fishing, prawning, and all water sports.

There is a boat and catamaran hire close by as well as several caravan parks. There is also a shared pathway that can be enjoyed by all.

Reddall Reserve on the foreshore of Lake Illawarra is a popular spot for picnics with its children's playground, amenities and kiosk.

Nearby events

  1. Roo Theatre presents Oliver

    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…

    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