Live your adventure dreams in the Illawarra
The Illawarra region is full of activities for those who are craving a bit of extra excitement. From soaring above ground to hitting your top speed on the race track, you’ll have plenty of choices when you’re ready to get your blood pumping. Adventure awaits in Calderwood Valley, which puts you right in the heart of it all. Check out some of these exhilarating experiences just a quick drive from home.
Take the leap with Skydive Sydney-Wollongong
Skydiving is one of the most electrifying experiences you can have, and the Illawarra is perhaps the best place in Australia to do it. The , The Skydive Sydney-Wollongong > drop zone, located about 25 minutes from Calderwood Valley, gives you the chance to unleash your inner daredevil. This dive is the highest in the country, measuring a massive 14,000 feet above ground. Even better is that this is the only beach skydive in Sydney, allowing you to soak it all in as you float down to North Wollongong Beach.
Catch some waves in Wollongong
Once you’re there, settle your heart rate just a little with a splash in the waves. Make the most of the stunning coastline in the Illawarra and try your hand at watersports like surfing or body boarding. Whether you’re a total novice or a seasoned professional, you’ll find surf spots perfect for learning or challenging your skills. Some great spots to check out include Durras North, Shoalhaven Heads and Gerringong.
Embrace the outdoors with a camping trip
If your idea of an adventure involves a campfire, some marshmallows and a great view of the stars, you’ve come to the right place. The Illawarra is home to some fantastic camping spots complete with stunning hikes and trails for campers of all ages and abilities. With all this just a short drive from Calderwood Valley, there’s endless opportunities for weekend adventures.
Hang out in the Rainforest Canyon
Eagle Rock Adventures can put you deep in the heart of Rainforest Canyon. There you’ll have the chance to abseil waterfalls, leap from rocks and enjoy rock slides and boulder climbing. You’ll have a safety guide helping you stay on track, so you’ll be free to enjoy the beauty of the forest.
Burn some rubber at Awesome Drive
Hop behind the wheel and cruise at the Awesome Drive karting centre in Wollongong. With an officially accredited track, you’ll have a chance to do your best Daniel Ricciardo impression as you try to outmaneuver your fellow drivers.
If you’re a serious karter or biker, you can bring your own vehicle and practice on the track to fine tune your shifts and turns at your own leisure. Just remember the rules during the 15 minute drive to and from the course!
All on your doorstep
With serene settings as well as action-packed adrenaline adventures around every corner, the Illawarra has amazing activities for all. And the best part? It’s right on your doorstep when you live in the area.
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