We are back for 2024!

Registrations are now open for the 2024 Great Illawarra Walk.

We are excited to announce a new partnership with KidsWish, an Illawarra-based charity that provides special programs and events for children living with disability or illness.

Your donation will bring joy and opportunities to families across the Illawarra. Register today!

Saturday 9 March, 40km from Shellharbour to Austinmer



The 2024 Great Illawarra Walk begins at Bean Roasted Espresso Bar Shellharbour (Addison Street) at 7am on Saturday 9 March and finishes at Headlands Hotel Austinmer.

Check out the route section of the website for a full breakdown of the walk route.


Great Illawarra Walk - Route Overview

Depart Shellharbour Village – Bean Roasted Espresso Bar, Addison Street

Depart Warrawong – Westfield Warrawong

Depart Wollongong – Tate Park, Tate Street

Depart Bulli - Sandon Point Beach (next to Bulli Surf Club)

Arrive Headlands Hotel Austinmer



Headlands Hotel Austinmer - The After Party

Join us for an end of walk celebration at the Headlands.

The walk finishes at Headlands Hotel Austinmer, with a finale party throughout the afternoon. Most walkers are expected to arrive early afternoon - plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a beverage (or two!).

Latest News

15 December, 2021 New recipient announced for 2022 Great Illawarra Walk Local athletes with disabilities are set to benefit from a new partnership between the Great Illawarra Walk and the Illawarra Academy of Sport. Read More
16 February, 2020 Major prize announcement for 2020 Great Illawarra Walk Have you heard the news? We have a major prize announcement for this year's Great Illawarra Walk. You could be flying to the USA or Canada thanks to Delta Airways... Read More
6 February, 2020 Illawarra community to pound pavement for rare brain disease The Illawarra community is once again rallying around local girls Chloe Saxby and Holly Burns, supporting research into a rare brain disease as part of the 2020 Great Illawarra Walk. Read More
18 January, 2019 Fundraising efforts continue for VWMD research at IHMRI It is less than two months until the annual Great Illawarra Walk and for the second year, all money raised will go towards research into Vanishing White Matter Disease (VWMD) at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI).  Read More
30 May, 2018 New Look Great Illawarra Walk All funds raised in the 2019 Great Illawarra Walk will be funding research to be undertaken in the Illawarra - through Saving Chloe Saxby - at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI). Read More

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