- 1 Helensburgh
- 2 Wollongong - the main city in the region
- 3 Port Kembla - industrial port city
- 4 Dapto
- 5 Shellharbour
- 6 Kiama - picturesque town on the cliffs
- 1 Royal National Park - standing between Sydney's southerly sprawl and the Illawarra.
- 2 Stanwell Park
A popular region for Sydneysiders to relax by the sea, the region was known as Five Islands by the pioneers of the C18th after the group of islands off its coast. Life here is for people who want things more laid back than Sydney.
Most of the main towns along the coast have train stations reachable from Sydney.
When coming by car, traffic jams are common on public holidays.
There are public bus services, although by car is likely your best option.
- Stanwell Tops
- Sublime point lookout