DISCOVER A COASTAL HERITAGE TREASURE
1. As the tour departs the Visitor Centre, we’ll travel past Greenhouse Park and enter the Port area. Here, you’ll take in sweeping views of the Illawarra Coastline and out to Five Islands, and perhaps spot a bulk carrier (or two).
2. As we continue through the Inner Harbour precinct, we’ll see the port’s key infrastructures being Port Kembla Coal Terminal (Second largest export coal terminal in NSW) , Grain Terminal, the state’s largest motor vehicle import hub and cruise ship terminal.
3. Next up is the Port Kembla Steelworks, complete with its soaring buildings, immense blast furnaces and even molten iron! But the real fiery character in these parts is the No.5 Blast Furnace – one of the most significant components of iron production.
4. Leaving the Steelworks, we’ll head out to Portside Park for a prime view of the Raw Materials, Car Import, Coal and Grain Terminals. We’ll also visit some fascinating historical areas in the vicinity including the Breakwater Battery Precinct with its original steam crane and Port Kembla Heritage Park, which is one of many areas rich in local aboriginal history.
5. Time to end on a beautiful high. Rich in WWII history, Hill 60 marks just the spot to take in panoramic views of Illawarra’s stunning coastline, escarpment and Lake Illawarra.
The Inner/Outer Harbour area is an operational port and tours may be altered to meet process, production or safety requirements
Upcoming Public Port Tour dates:
Saturday 16th February 2019 – 10:30am
Saturday 16th March 2019 – 10:30am
Saturday 13th April 2019 – 10:30am
Public Port Tour Prices:
Available for Group Bookings (Monday – Saturday)
By appointment only – Contact us for group Port Tour prices
* Port Tours can be customised to suit the needs for the group