The new master-planned residential community is nestled between the mountains and the sea, giving residents an abundance of options when it comes to leisure activities. There are local attractions that appeal to nature lovers, foodies, adventure seekers, transport enthusiasts, young families, and more.

A bounty of possibilities for nature lovers

Macquarie Valley is home to Macquarie Marshes, one of the largest remaining semi-permanent wetland systems in inland Australia, blessed with some of the largest-scale waterbird breeding ever recorded in Australia.

From 1881 Tullimbar, you’ll be a quick eight-minute drive to Macquarie Pass National Park, where you can walk through the rainforest and towering eucalypts and experience scenic views, picnicking, and bushwalking along the Illawarra escarpment. 

Don your hiking boots and explore rare rainforests, waterfalls, and hidden beaches on the Cascades and Clover Hill trails. While there, visit Bass Point Reserve, a place of significant cultural and natural heritage, which you can explore on a self-guided indigenous walk.

Foodies: Have your appetites satisfied

Visit nearby Shellharbour Village and enjoy the oceanfront café strip with its great mix of outdoor cafes, award-winning restaurants, and famous fish and chips. After your meal, you can also visit an eclectic range of specialty boutique shops that offer a fantastic afternoon of browsing. 

Just 25 minutes via the picturesque Macquarie Pass is the Southern Highlands town of Robertson, a town that is famous for its pies. Robertson Pie Shop sells savoury and sweet pies, using mostly local ingredients.

The Robertson Cheese Store has Australian and imported cheese, local produce, and a range of gourmet products. It also houses a variety of specialty stores including clothing and homewares, plus a cafe onsite.

Adventure seekers have it all covered

While the beaches of Shellharbour are idyllic, what lies under the water is just as appealing for those who love diving and snorkelling. Shellharbour is home to Bass Point Reserve, a relatively undiscovered gem with several shipwrecks and a plethora of sea life.

If you prefer to be on top of the water, then try your hand at stand-up paddle-boarding on Lake Illawarra. With an area of 33km2, Lake Illawarra has no less than 13 boat ramps, making it a popular spot for fishing, prawning, and all water sports.

Also close to 1881 Tullimbar is the Greenvalleys Mountainbike Park, located in the foothills of the Macquarie Pass National Park. The park has a variety of trails and there are regular clinics and competitive days held.

Learn about transport history

Also nearby, at Albion Park is the HARS Aviation Museum, where you can sit in the pilot’s seat of an F-111 fighter jet or walk the wing of the record-breaking Qantas 747-400. The town is also home to Australia’s largest annual civilian air show, Wings Over Illawarra, held each May at Shellharbour Airport.

If you prefer locomotives, visit the Illawarra Light Rail Museum, also at Albion Park, where you can enjoy a ride in carriages from the golden age of rail travel, hop on a steam train or diesel train, and circle the grounds on a miniature train.

Enjoy some family fun

Just 15 minutes away is Jamberoo Action Park, a water theme park offering world-class rides and attractions in a well maintained, natural setting on a picturesque hill. Hold on tight when you tackle to fantastic toboggan ride.

Another great family outing is to enjoy the beautiful beaches on the Shoalhaven coast. From forest-backed coves to the stunning white sands of Jervis Bay, the Shoalhaven area is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in NSW. Discover deserted stretches of sand, amazing coral reefs, and dolphins frolicking just offshore.

Return home to a master-planned community

After a day exploring the local attractions, you can return home to the modern master-planned community of 1881 Tullimbar.

As the detailed master plan illustrates, 1881 Tullimbar features a northwest and a southeast precinct. In between the two, a calming creek, nestled amongst a forest of trees, gently meanders the length of the development. 

1881 Tullimbar has been carefully planned to ensure that all infrastructure and blocks of land integrate into the natural setting. The natural beauty of the site is a key feature, while new amenities, including a new public school and sports oval, offer additional conveniences for residents of 1881 Tullimbar.  

Currently, around 60 per cent of the total number of lots available in 1881 Tullimbar have been sold. If you’d like to secure your place in one of the best new residential communities in the Illawarra, we encourage you to reach out to our sales team now. 

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