Bass Point

Bass Point Reserve is a four kilometre long natural promontory approximately 100 hectares in size. It is the most prominent coastal headland in the Illawarra, and is listed on the State Heritage Register.

George Laurence Fuller of Dunmore established his blue metal quarry at Bass Point (originally called Long Point) in 1880 on part of his property. In 1891, his steamer SS Dunmore was commissioned to transport blue metal to Sydney.

Bass Point is today named after explorer George Bass and includes a 72-hectare coastal marine reserve.

Opening hours

Monday  9.30am–8pm
Tuesday 9:30am–8pm
Wednesday 9:30am–8pm
Thursday 9:30am–8pm

Friday 9.30am–5pm
Saturday 9am–3pm
Sunday 12pm–3pm

Shellharbour City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of Dharawal Country and recognises their continued connection to the land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and the contribution they make to the life of this city.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed.