Shellharbour is in essence a southern suburb of Wollongong. And this correct, but people who live in Shellharbour do define the difference. If you happen to live in Shell Harbour that is where the residents state where they are from. Shellharbour itself is a seaside old settlement that is now a ‘thriving’ region. Fortunately the Shellharbour Village has retained the charm of an earlier era.

The town is centred on the small recreational harbour. It has two main beaches, Shellharbour Beach, which runs to Barrack Point and Shell Harbour South Beach, which runs toward Bass Point.

Shellharbour is undergoing extensive development with many new retail outlets and units being constructed. The main street is Addison Street, with many sidewalk cafés and shops, running through the town and ending with the Ocean Beach Hotel opposite the harbour.

It will be important for future generations the village retains its heritage. At the moment the mix is working, but the developers hammer hovers.

The Catholic and Anglican Churches are both centurions. The old United is undated.

The Ocean Beach Hotel is your classic masterpiece for the era.

The Shellharbour War Memorial is in the cbd.

There is no evidence of a Museum in Shellharbour Village.

Being so close to Wollongong and its cbd attractions Shellharbour may not be a consideration for the traveler, but that said the place is a great spot.

Heritage diary




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course