Illawarra Rock climbing2,887 routes in region
This is sandstone country. This is a large area with numerous crags. Up north you have the popular Mt Kiera above Wollongong and the jungle adventures at Scarface and Coalcliff. Further south are the basalt quarrys at Bombo. The best climbing in the area however is around Nowra where sport climbing rules and convenience is key. Thousands of routes near shops, swimming and coffee. If you want to scare yourself then don't miss the world class sea cliffs of Point Perpendicular.
Where to stay
Nowra and Wollongong have good caravan parks.
Lots of bolts in this region. Most development has been done after the 1980s.