Wonderful Wollongong
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.

wollongong beach photo
Photo by Jayphen

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

Scarbourough Hotel
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
Email manager@samarasrestaurant.com

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

Future World

Project Gallery


Fairy Meadow Bowling Club

Towradgi Park Bowls

Collegians Clubs

Fraternity Club

Illawarra Yacht Club

Corrimal RSL

Figtree RSL Bowling Club

The Builders Club

Wollongong Hellenic Club

Woonona Bulli RSL Club

Dapto Bowling Club



National Parks

Featured Region


Orange Visitor and Travel Guide. Visit Orange NSW and celebrate the region’s wine and food. Find out here about what to see and do and where to eat and stay. Art Gallery, Bed and Breakfast, Cafes and Coffee Shops, Caravan Parks, Events, Festivals, Guesthouses, Gardens, History, Holiday Cottages, Holiday Parks, Holidays, Hotels, National Parks, Markets, Motels, Museums, Produce, Restaurants, Self Catering, Services, Serviced Apartments, Shopping, Tourism, Tourist Guide, Tours and Drives,Travel, Villages, Wine, Wine Tasting, Wineries. Blayney, Canowindra, Carcoar, Molong, Millthorpe, Ophir, Mount Canobolas, Lake Canobolas, Orange Botanic Gardens, Conimbla National Park, Weddin Mountains National Park. Read More about “ORANGE TRAVEL GUIDE”

Journeys around NSW

  • The region has over 46 wineries and cellar doors for you to visit. Here we showcase some of the cool climate wines that are making the region famous. At many cellars doors, you will be able to meet the winemaker and hear of their passion for their wine and of our region. They will explain how our unique combination of altitude, cool climate, soils and topography provides Orange Region wines a unique point of difference.
  • It has attracted the rich and famous and those looking to escape life on the coast. Over the years it has welcomed Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, Fred Hollows and Dame Mary Durack and many more. You should see why!
  • Visit NSW and discover the states cities, towns and regions. Sydney Visitor Guide, Orange Region Visitor Guide, Bathurst Visitor Guide, North Coast, South Coast, Hunter, Central Coast and Country. Accommodation, events, shopping restaurants and more.
  • I don’t know if it is the altitude or the attitude but food does taste better in Orange. And if you marry your taste buds to a local wine such as Colmar Pinot Gris or a Brangayne Shiraz you will be in for a great food experience.
  • In Orange city and in the region, there are a plethora of amazing cafes. Some have recently opened, and there are many more on the horizon and the best of the original pioneers just get better.
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