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Destination guide

Settle into holiday homes to rent in Shellharbour

Australia is a wonderful place to take a holiday, and the city of Shellharbour offers all the amenities you’d want for a great travel experience. Not far away are national parks, serene beaches with soft sand, hiking and cycling trails, watersports opportunities, fine dining and local culture. This city in New South Wales offers everything you need for an unforgettable personal holiday, family travel experience, romantic getaway or business trip. Regardless of your desires, holiday homes to rent in Shellharbour have what you need for the adventure of a lifetime.

History

Heritage sites near Shellharbour holiday homes

From your pet friendly accommodation near Shellharbour you’ll find a wealth of historic and heritage attractions. The Illawarra Light Railway Museum features miniature and authentic steam trains from the 19th century. The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Aviation Museum features exhibits and restored historical planes. The Albion Park railway station is a heritage-listed site that was built in 1887 and is still in operation today. The Shellharbour City Museum offers an in-depth look at the history of the region from its founding to the modern day.

Activities

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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 highlights

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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

How to get around

Transport to Shellharbour holiday rentals

Travel to Shellharbour holiday rentals for many people begins by flying into Sydney. From there shuttles and private transport to the town are available. Rail travel is also popular, and there is a train station in Shellharbour ready to receive you. Taxis and buses are other means to get to the town while enjoying the countryside. A car hire allows you to see the sights at your leisure, and many local attractions are ideal for walking or cycling.

Food & drink 

Outstanding local delicacies in Shellharbour

The New South Wales region is renowned for its seafood. While in the region you can try yellowfin tuna, John Dory and other fresh fish caught off the docks as part of a fish-and-chips meal, grilled or prepared any other way. Another delicacy beloved in the region is Sydney rock oysters, and these must be experienced as you enjoy your holiday accommodation in the area. Shellharbour is part of the region’s wine country, so be sure to try local red and white vintages. Finally, don’t forget to indulge in a dessert made with fresh guava, pears, berries and passion fruit.

Essential info

Key facts about Shellharbour holiday homes

Shellharbour is located about 100 km south of Sydney, making the big city and its fine dining, modern shopping and vibrant nightlife a great option for a day trip. Australian English is the primary language spoken in the area near holiday rentals. The city itself has an estimated population of around 70,000 people. It’s only an hour away from Sydney and 3 hours from Newcastle. In addition, Shellharbour has its own modern amenities, shopping and dining for those looking for these kinds of features. The average annual temperature is 17.2°C, and there’s 1,377 mm of rain a year.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Shellharbour?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 261 holiday rentals around Shellharbour. From 129 holiday houses to 87 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Shellharbour is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Shellharbour?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Shellharbour. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Wollongong North Beach: 374 holiday rentals
  • Wollongong South Beach: 390 holiday rentals
  • Kiama Surf Beach: 1,005 holiday rentals
  • Wollongong City Gallery: 388 holiday rentals
  • Minnamurra Rainforest Centre: 913 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Shellharbour?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 129 Houses in Shellharbour. Our other popular types of Shellharbour holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 87 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 13 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 13 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Shellharbour?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 29 holiday homes with pool available in Shellharbour. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.