I have ridden the coast of Wollongong from Thirroul to Kiama all on decent cycleways. I have also ridden the north and south end of Lake Illawarra and loved it. But I have never done the loop and that is basically because everyone seems to ride on the edge of the motorway into Dapto. I think I solved that problem and its a 50km solution.
Note: I hate motorways, highways and big busy roads and would rather catch a train.
I put those thoughts out of mind, did some research and headed off early on a sunny winters day. An hour and half later, I rode around the lake, took lots of pictures and turned it into a video which follows now. Best viewed in full on a large screen. There are trail notes in the video.