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Guidebook for Wollongong

Renee

Guidebook for Wollongong

Coffee and food to walk to
This small place is a favourite of locals with its excellent Thai food in a casual setting in walking distance to our cottage. Eat in or take away.
Bangkok Balcony
This small place is a favourite of locals with its excellent Thai food in a casual setting in walking distance to our cottage. Eat in or take away.
Casual Italian for a quick and easy meal in walking distance. Eat in or take away for dinner.
Julio's Pizza
453 Crown St
Casual Italian for a quick and easy meal in walking distance. Eat in or take away for dinner.
Good for a quick coffee and snack
Yum Yum Bakery & Cafe
451 Crown St
Good for a quick coffee and snack
Lovely local cafe to sit and enjoy a coffee, breakfast or lunch. Read a paper inside or relax in the pretty garden courtyard
Mangerton Corner Store
Lovely local cafe to sit and enjoy a coffee, breakfast or lunch. Read a paper inside or relax in the pretty garden courtyard
All things Kombucha including icecream and a small selection of healthy delicious food
Booch Bar
103 Saint Johns Avenue
All things Kombucha including icecream and a small selection of healthy delicious food
Fresh whole food meals for breakfast, lunch or a coffee and treat. We love the relaxed decor to sit and have a leisurely meal or coffee. It takes about 20 minutes to walk here.
Lettuce B. Frank
337 Crown St
Fresh whole food meals for breakfast, lunch or a coffee and treat. We love the relaxed decor to sit and have a leisurely meal or coffee. It takes about 20 minutes to walk here.
Fast and very reasonably priced salads, roast chicken, fish, chips, burgers.
Tony's Chicken Shop
449 Crown St
Fast and very reasonably priced salads, roast chicken, fish, chips, burgers.
Sightseeing
The expansive views over Wollongong and the coastline are excellent from the lookout. There are lovely bush tracks for short strolls or longer hikes. Enjoy the forest setting and escarpment environment.
Mont Keira
The expansive views over Wollongong and the coastline are excellent from the lookout. There are lovely bush tracks for short strolls or longer hikes. Enjoy the forest setting and escarpment environment.
This is the smaller of the 2 lighthouses near Wollongong Harbour. It's made from metal and open once a year to visitors. Its especially fun to watch the breakwater in heavy seas as the waves crash around the lighthouse.
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Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse
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This is the smaller of the 2 lighthouses near Wollongong Harbour. It's made from metal and open once a year to visitors. Its especially fun to watch the breakwater in heavy seas as the waves crash around the lighthouse.
This has got to be one of the best drives in the world - a big call, but check it out for yourself. The bridge snakes out over the coastal cliffs and ocean with stunning views to the horizon.
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Sea Cliff Bridge
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This has got to be one of the best drives in the world - a big call, but check it out for yourself. The bridge snakes out over the coastal cliffs and ocean with stunning views to the horizon.
This is a must see with kilometres of views of the coast and escarpment down the entire Wollongong coastal strip. Stay and watch the paragliders and hang gliders.
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Bald Hill
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This is a must see with kilometres of views of the coast and escarpment down the entire Wollongong coastal strip. Stay and watch the paragliders and hang gliders.
A state heritage listed sandstone church with lovely grounds close to the CBD and shopping precincts.
St Michael's Anglican Cathedral
A state heritage listed sandstone church with lovely grounds close to the CBD and shopping precincts.
This is a must when you visit - everyone who lives in Wollongong spends time here strolling along the foreshore, picnicking in the parks, exercising or relaxing at one of the cafes or eateries. Views over the harbour, lighthouses and beaches are really lovely. Find out about the harbour's heritage along the walk with interpretive signage and take a look at the historic courthouse, one of the oldest buildings in Wollongong.
Blue Mile Pathway
This is a must when you visit - everyone who lives in Wollongong spends time here strolling along the foreshore, picnicking in the parks, exercising or relaxing at one of the cafes or eateries. Views over the harbour, lighthouses and beaches are really lovely. Find out about the harbour's heritage along the walk with interpretive signage and take a look at the historic courthouse, one of the oldest buildings in Wollongong.
Take a picnic or just stroll through the beautiful park setting. Enjoy views to the escarpment under Mount Keira, feed the duck pond or stroll over the Japanese Bridge.
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Wollongong Botanic Gardens
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Take a picnic or just stroll through the beautiful park setting. Enjoy views to the escarpment under Mount Keira, feed the duck pond or stroll over the Japanese Bridge.
Get right up close to koalas, kangaroos and exotic animals. Play in the water park and enjoy a picnic.
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Symbio Wildlife Park
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Get right up close to koalas, kangaroos and exotic animals. Play in the water park and enjoy a picnic.
Stroll around the headland, lighthouse and harbour or swim in the rockpool. Kiama also has many cafes and boutiques.
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Kiama Blowhole
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Stroll around the headland, lighthouse and harbour or swim in the rockpool. Kiama also has many cafes and boutiques.
Parks & Nature
About a 40 minute drive, walk through the stunning rainforest on an elevated boardwalk to the lower falls. Or venture further on the track up to the upper falls. Beautifully cool on a warm summer day.
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Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
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About a 40 minute drive, walk through the stunning rainforest on an elevated boardwalk to the lower falls. Or venture further on the track up to the upper falls. Beautifully cool on a warm summer day.
Enjoy a walk through the treetops and fantastic views. Great to combine with a trip to Minamurra Rainforest.
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Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures
182 Knights Hill Road
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Enjoy a walk through the treetops and fantastic views. Great to combine with a trip to Minamurra Rainforest.
Just one of our many gorgeous beaches in the Wollongong area. Laze on the sand, grab some food at the excellent eateries or take a dip at the patrolled beach. The iconic Art Deco bathers pavilion is state heritage listed.
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North Wollongong Beach
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Just one of our many gorgeous beaches in the Wollongong area. Laze on the sand, grab some food at the excellent eateries or take a dip at the patrolled beach. The iconic Art Deco bathers pavilion is state heritage listed.
Take a walk or a bike ride along one of the cycle paths around the lake. A great place to start is at Warrawong near Northcliffe Drive then cycle to Berkeley along the cycleway at the lake foreshore and back. Another beautiful location is at Winding where the lake empties out to the ocean. Fish near the bridge or take a stroll along the sandy foreshore. The colours here are really beautiful on a sunny day!
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Lake Illawarra
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Take a walk or a bike ride along one of the cycle paths around the lake. A great place to start is at Warrawong near Northcliffe Drive then cycle to Berkeley along the cycleway at the lake foreshore and back. Another beautiful location is at Winding where the lake empties out to the ocean. Fish near the bridge or take a stroll along the sandy foreshore. The colours here are really beautiful on a sunny day!
Gorgeous natural pools worth the hike. Make sure to check swell and tidal information to time your visit safely.
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Figure 8 Pools
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Gorgeous natural pools worth the hike. Make sure to check swell and tidal information to time your visit safely.
Best when there is a big swell, but pretty reliable even in smaller seas.
Little Blowhole
Best when there is a big swell, but pretty reliable even in smaller seas.
Arts & Culture
Enjoy a performance from the varied offerings - check the website for ballet, theatre or musicals. There are no distant seats in the intimate theatres at the IPAC - you'll always be close to the stage.
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Burelli St
Enjoy a performance from the varied offerings - check the website for ballet, theatre or musicals. There are no distant seats in the intimate theatres at the IPAC - you'll always be close to the stage.
Located in the entertainment precinct near the IPAC, the gallery has a range of permanent and visiting exhibitions.
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Wollongong Art Gallery
46 Burelli St
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Located in the entertainment precinct near the IPAC, the gallery has a range of permanent and visiting exhibitions.
Essentials
Just a minute away to get your laundry fresh and clean
West Wollongong Laundry
430 Crown St
Just a minute away to get your laundry fresh and clean
One stop shopping for your grocery needs with easy undercover basement parking
Coles Wollongong Central
One stop shopping for your grocery needs with easy undercover basement parking
Getting Around
We're an easy 10 minute walk from the station but if we're around, we'll stop by and pick you up.
Wollongong Station
We're an easy 10 minute walk from the station but if we're around, we'll stop by and pick you up.
We're a short walk to the free bus route that does a loop to the CBD, beaches, university and hospital. Closest stop is near the public hospital on Crown Street.
Wollongong Limousine Services
328 Keira St
We're a short walk to the free bus route that does a loop to the CBD, beaches, university and hospital. Closest stop is near the public hospital on Crown Street.
Food Scene
Relax and enjoy great food in this smart casual restaurant. Great for a leisurely dinner
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Bull & Bear Cafe - Restaurant
2A Victoria St
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Relax and enjoy great food in this smart casual restaurant. Great for a leisurely dinner
Excellent food, friendly service and very reasonable prices in this licensed restaurant. Eat in or take away.
JJ's Indian
50 Crown St
Excellent food, friendly service and very reasonable prices in this licensed restaurant. Eat in or take away.
Fresh flavours in this modern Asian licensed restaurant. Always popular for dinner so make a booking. Licensed or BYO. Take away also available.
Mylan
193 Keira St
Fresh flavours in this modern Asian licensed restaurant. Always popular for dinner so make a booking. Licensed or BYO. Take away also available.
Modern Italian food in a smart setting. Great for dinner. Licensed.
Centro CBD
28 Stewart St
Modern Italian food in a smart setting. Great for dinner. Licensed.
Up to date Italian in a hipster setting. You'll need to make a booking for dinner as this place is very popular.
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Kneading Ruby
5 Crown Ln
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Up to date Italian in a hipster setting. You'll need to make a booking for dinner as this place is very popular.
Great for coffee, brunch or lunch with contemporary Australian food and a relaxed vibe. Try the upstairs balcony for an outdoor view of the CBD mall.
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Lee and Me
87 Crown Street
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Great for coffee, brunch or lunch with contemporary Australian food and a relaxed vibe. Try the upstairs balcony for an outdoor view of the CBD mall.
Hatted modern Australian fine dining for the discerning foodie
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Caveau
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Hatted modern Australian fine dining for the discerning foodie
Relaxed evening wine and nibbles from 4pm
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The Throsby
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Relaxed evening wine and nibbles from 4pm
Browse the variety of food vans serving tasty food from around the world. Thursday evenings only
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EAT STREET market
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Browse the variety of food vans serving tasty food from around the world. Thursday evenings only