We were heading home from our two day trip at Kangaroo Valley when suddenly one of our friends suggested that we should take half an hour walk at the Lake Illawarra, this was two years ago during the winter month. We arrived here at around 3pm. Actually, that was my very first time to be there, I did hear a lot about Lake Illawarra from friends but not until I set foot there did I come to appreciate the place and its environment.
Well, Lake Illawarra is located between the Illawarra escarpment and the Pacific Ocean on the NSW South Coast some 90 kilometres south of Sydney. Water flowing into it is both fresh (from the escarpment) and salty (from ocean tides).
The Lake is approximately 9.5 kilometres long and 5.5 kilometres wide, with an area of 33 square kilometres and a maximum depth of 3.7 metres. 13 boat ramps surround the lake and is a popular recreational location. The lake is a popular spot for fishing, prawning, and all water sports.
When we were here, I saw some guys fishing, a pair of guys kayaking and other guys on Jet Ski.
I heard a comment from a friend that the lake needs a careful consideration for dredging, because slowly the lake is becoming shallow.