Explore Windang Island's natural beauty and fascinating history


Shellharbour City Council is providing the opportunity to explore the unique coastal environment of Windang Island on free guided nature walks.

The walks will be held Saturday, 16 September from 9am to 12 noon, and Wednesday, 20 September from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Located at the entrance to Lake Illawarra and linked to the mainland by a sand spit, Windang Island has high conservation significance and a fascinating history.

Walk participants will learn about the threatened grasslands, the unique geology and history of the island.

They will also see the wheels and rails remaining from a failed attempt at making a harbour in the 1890's and look for sea life in the rock pools and surrounding beach area.

Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars as some time will be taken to look for whales and sea birds from the vantage point at the end of the Island. On one of the previous walks, humpback whales were spotted out at sea.

The tours are three hour medium grade walks and participants must have a good level of fitness and agility as it involves walking on wet rocks and walking on sand.

Children aged over 10 years are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call Council on 4221 6111 or email sustainability@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 4221 6038 or 0448 361 008.