©

Stanwell Park trip planner

Create a fully customized day by day
itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Australia  /  New South Wales  /  Stanwell Park

Stanwell Park

4.5
Beaches · Parasailing & Paragliding · Art Museums
Stanwell Park is a picturesque coastal village and northern suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. It is the northernmost point of the Illawarra coastal strip and lies south of Sydney's Royal National Park. It is situated in a small valley between Bald Hill to the north, Stanwell Tops to the west and Mount Mitchell to the south. It has two lagoons from the village's two creeks, Stanwell and Hargrave Creeks and a beach running between headlands. Like other towns in the region the village is known colloquially known as TFOE, this is an acronym for the postcode (2508).HistoryStanwell Park was the name given to the farm established on the grant given to Matthew John Gibbons in 1824. He was given most of the area called Little Bulli which included present-day Stanwell Park and Coalcliff. The whole of Northern Illawarra went under the Aboriginal name Bulli. Bulli remains the name of an Illawarra suburb further south of Stanwell Park.The area was originally inhabited by the Wodiwodi Aboriginal clan of the Tharawal people. It was traversed by 3 shipwrecked sailors in an epic journey of survival along hundreds of miles of coastline until rescued at Wattamolla, north of Stanwell Park. Two of their companions were unable to negotiate the Coal Cliffs where the Sea Cliff Bridge is today, and their remains were found by explorer George Bass, who also reported on the rich coal seam apparent in the cliffs.
Before you visit Australia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Stanwell Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.

Top tours near Stanwell Park

Places to visit with Stanwell Park

SydneyTrip planner Best for: Theater, Beach, Bridge KatoombaTrip planner Best for: World heritage site, Lookout, Mountain BlackheathTrip planner Best for: World heritage site, Lookout, Garden LeuraTrip planner Best for: World heritage site, Landmark, Garden LithgowTrip planner Best for: World heritage site, Lookout, Cave