Illawarra Suburb Guides

Illawarra - Suburb Guides

Illawarra Suburb Guides - written by local parents! Get insider suburb info on what it's really like to live there, great places to go, what is family friendly, any downsides, hidden attractions plus housing market insights. We are adding new suburbs regularly - email info@parents-guide.com.au if you would like to write your suburb guide, or be a sponsor of one!


Nowra - your family friendly guide to living and visiting!

Whether you want to explore or unwind, soak up the Shoalhaven or kick back with something delicious, Nowra offers families the lot. And with 80+ different challenges, Trees Adventure Nowra Park has adventures for all ages and abilities!

Port Kembla - your family friendly guide to living and visiting!

Port Kembla, situated 8km south of the Wollongong CBD has a long and established industrial history, thanks to its still-operational seaport. When many people thing of Port Kembla, they automatically associate it with industry without any knowledge of the thriving community who call the suburb home

Warrawong - your family friendly guide to living and visiting!

Ok, we need to be honest here. It may not be known as the ‘wong' by anyone other than us but you can’t deny it’s a catchy headline! Warrawong, situated around 15 minutes south of the Wollongong CBD is nestled up next to the shores of Lake Illawarra.

Helensburgh - your family friendly guide to all things in the ‘burgh

Helensburgh is one suburb to keep an eye on! It offers a lovely family community feel while still being relatively affordable for new home owners. It also boasts a lot of local history for the Illawarra region. Click into read the local review, key suburb info and pro's and con's of living in Helensburgh... Or find where to visit on a day trip :)
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