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Nestled between Wollongong, Shellharbour, and a few kilometres away from beautiful Lake Illawarra, Dapto is a sprawling country town surrounded by plush greenery and rural charms.

A predominantly residential suburb with plenty of amenities on hand, Dapto is an appealing country town for growing families and retirees. Located 16 kilometres south of Wollongong and 96 kilometres south of Sydney, Dapto is part of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, which accounts for its picturesque natural surrounds. Bordering Dapto are the suburbs of Kanahooka, Horsley, and Kembla Grange. While Dapto, Horsley and Kembla Grange enjoy picturesque views of nearby Illawarra Escarpment, Kanahooka is mere metres away from scenic Lake Illawarra.

Everyday amenities and local entertainments are easy to come by in these family-friendly suburbs. Dapto Mall has all your shopping needs covered while nearby Princes Highway offers plenty of restaurants and cafes for visitors and locals alike. For weekend festivities or classic Aussie pub grub, do as the locals do and head to the Kembla Grange Racecourse, Dapto Greyhound Racing Club or Dapto Leagues Club. Lakeside Reserve in Kanahooka is a popular outdoor leisure strip that runs along the Lake Illawarra foreshores and provides endless walking, cycling, fishing, and picnicking opportunities.

With the vast Illawarra Escarpment to the west and the South Pacific Ocean to the east, Dapto, Kanahooka, Horsley, and Kembla Grange are within easy reach of stunning rural outlooks and some of the best beaches on Sydney’s south coast.

Suburb features.


Dapto High School

Dapto Public School

Koonawarra Public School

Mount Brown Public School

St Johns Public School

Hayes Park Public School

Kanahooka High School


96km from Sydney

16km from Wollongong


Premier Illawarra operate daily bus services

Sydney Trains operate daily train services to Dapto Railway Station


Dapto Mall

Kembla Grange Gold Racecourse

Dapto Greyhound Racing Club

Dapto Leagues Club

Dapto Ribbonwood Centre

Lakeside Reserve

Kanahooka Park

Illawarra Escarpment

Lake Illawarra

The Australian Motorlife Muesuem

Horsley Community Centre


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Belle Property Illawarra is led by the regions most passionate Principals, Nicole Kay and Darren Kay, this diverse duo successfully draw upon their individual strengths in business, sales, marketing and investment management. It is this powerful combination that has driven their business to be Belle Propertys No.2 Office Nationally and the Illawarras No.1 Agency.