Time from Sydney: 1hr 15min Distance: 3.5km one way Duration: 1.5 hr one way
Brokers Nose holds one of the best views of Wollongong’s pristine coastline.
Time from Sydney: 1hr 50min Distance: 6km return Duration: 3 hr return
A real summer favourite! Nestled in Macquarie Pass is a hike to an awesome jump rock.
Time from Sydney: 1hr 50min Distance: 9-10km return Duration: 3-3.5 hr return
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, further up the Macquarie pass is the Clover Hill trail.
Time from Sydney: 1hr 10min Distance: 14km one way Duration: 4.5 hr one way
The gorgeous Forest Walk meanders along through the lush forest, and coastal cliffs.
Time from Sydney: 1hr Distance: 1.5km one way Duration: 40 min one way
The hike to Kellys Falls isn’t a long one, but it sure is tough.
Time from Sydney: 1hr 10min Distance: 3km one way Duration: 3 hr one way
Part of this track follows an Aboriginal route used by the Wodi Wodi people.
Time from Sydney: 1hr 20min Distance: 0.7km one way Duration: 45min one way
This is one of the most popular (and toughest) walks of the Illawarra.
Time from Sydney: 1hr 20min Distance: 5.5km loop Duration: 4 hrs
As well as hiking, this is a very popular spot for road and mountain bikers.
Time from Sydney: 1hr 30min Distance: 5.3km loop Duration: 3 hr
The Mount Kembla ring track loops around Mt Kembla with the option to tackle the summit.
Time from Sydney: 2hr 15min Distance: 4.5km return Duration: 2.5 hr return
Another short trail that delivers spectacular views is Drawing Room Rocks on the South Coast.