wollongong travel guide
The capital of the South Coast
Being close to Sydney many Sydneysiders do not consider Wollongong as a holiday destination.
The locals and many people from across Australia know differently and enjoy Wollongong’s beaches and attractions that shelter beneath the Illawarra Escarpment.
Many stay at the caravan park at Coledale which has an extensive beachfront walking path that takes you past excellent cafes.
Close-by is the historic Scarborough Hotel a pub with spectacular views and top food.
The locals flock to Samaras Lebanese Restaurants and Amigos Mexican Restaurant.
“The Gong” has great sporting facilities with golf clubs, tennis clubs, yacht club, football clubs and bowls clubs and services and social clubs too.
The cities art gallery and exhibition spaces include The Wollongong Art Gallery, The Australian Motorlife Museum, Futureworld eco-technology exhibition centre and the Project Contemporary Artspace.
Wollongong and the surrounding region cater for the adventurous too with mountain biking, surfing, hiking, hang gliding and parachute jumping.
Where to eat
383 Lawrence Hargrave Dr. Scarborough Ph 02 4267 5444
Samaras Lebanese Restaurants
123 Corrimal Street Wollongong, Ph 02 4229 6950
417 Princes Highway Woonona, NSW, 2516 P 02 42849422
Amigos Mexican Restaurant
116 Keira St Wollongong Ph (02) 4229 8181
Galleries Museums and Exhibition Spaces
Wollongong Art Gallery
Corner Kembla & Burelli Streets Wollongong
Ph 02 4227 8500
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm. Weekends 12-4pm.
Motor Life Museum
Fairy Meadow Bowling Club
Towradgi Park Bowls
Illawarra Yacht Club
Figtree RSL Bowling Club
The Builders Club
Wollongong Hellenic Club
Woonona Bulli RSL Club
Dapto Bowling Club