Wollongong Visitor Travel and Holiday 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
- Scarborough Hotel
- Samaras Lebanese Restaurants
- Amigos Mexican Restaurant
- > GALLERIES, EXHIBITION SPACES AND MUSEUMS
- Wollongong Art Gallery
- Illawarra Museum Wollongong
- Motor Life Museum
- Future World
- Project Gallery
- > CLUBS
- Fairy Meadow Bowling Club
- Collegians Clubs
- Fraternity Club
- Illawarra Yacht Club
- Corrimal RSL
- Figtree Sports
- The Builders Club
- Wollongong Hellenic Club
- Woonona Bulli RSL Club
- Dapto Citizens’ Bowling Club
- > AIRPORT TRANSFER SERVICE
> WHERE TO EAT
Samaras Lebanese Restaurants
Amigos Mexican Restaurant
116 Keira St Wollongong
Ph (02) 4229 8181
> GALLERIES, EXHIBITION SPACES AND MUSEUMS
Wollongong Art Gallery
Corner Kembla & Burelli Streets Wollongong
Ph 02 4227 8500
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, Weekends 12 noon – 4pm. Closed Mondays and public holidays
Illawarra Museum Wollongong
Motor Life Museum
Fairy Meadow Bowling Club
Illawarra Yacht Club
120 The Avenue Figtree NSW 2525
Ph 02 42271888
Open Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 11pm, Sunday and Monday – 10am to 9pm
“Good food, friends, times – why not treat yourself to a night out at Figgy Bowlo? The Figtree RSL Bowling Club is the friendliest and best club in Wollongong!” Figtree Sports
The Builders Club
Wollongong Hellenic Club
Woonona Bulli RSL Club
Dapto Citizens’ Bowling Club
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