From beaches, to skydiving, to boutique cafes and hidden bars, Wollongong has it all!

Grand Pacific Drive

Grand Pacific Drive encompasses some of the most spectacular coastline in New South Wales. As you make your way into Wollongong you will experience the beautiful Royal National Park, Bald Hill and Sea Cliff Bridge. To find out more about the Grand Pacific Drive Click Here: http://www.visitwollongong.com.au/grand-pacific-drive 

City Centre and Harbour Foreshore Dining

Located in the heart of Wollongong, the City Centre is the leading shopping and entertainment precinct in the Illawarra. With a variety of restaurants, small bars and cafes you will be spoilt for choice. For some our top picks for food and beverage around the city Click Here: http://www.visitwollongong.com.au/dining

Lookouts

Wollongong is where the mountains meet the sea. Not sure what that looks like? Then head to one of the amazing lookouts in the Illawarra and you'll understand what we mean! You will get to experience Mt Keira Lookout on Day 1 of the challenge but make sure you check out these other great lookouts. Click Here: http://www.visitwollongong.com.au/lookouts  

OUR TOP FIVE PICKS...

WOLLONGONG LIGHTHOUSE & BEACH LOOK OUT

360 degree views of white sand, ocean and the Wollongong harbour. This is the perfect place for a selfie!

Locals tip: Although parking may be a struggle on the weekend, a visit from the icecream van makes the extra walk worthwhile 

NAN TIEN TEMPLE 

This place is loved for its beauty and tranquility. Stroll the beautiful peaceful grounds or visit the tea room for the best cumquat tea. Nan Tien Temple is the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere.

Locals tip: Make a wish at the wish tree 

WATTAMOLLA BEACH

A little piece of paradise. The combination of beach, bush, lagoon and waterfall all in one place makes this hidden treasure a must!

Locals tip: Pack light, there is a track down to the beach

DIGGIES CAFE

Located on North Wollongong Beach the cafe is situated within a heritage listed site and embraces a modern and stylish beachside vibe, favouring a relaxed informal dining experience. 

Locals tip: Don't go past the freshly baked goodies

COLD WATER CREEK BAR & RESTAURANT

Located under the new Sage Hotel Wollongong, Cold Water Creek has drawn an inspiration from laid-back moder gastro pub dining, with decor influenced by the trendy American diner. Coldwater Creek serves a variety of tasty dishes from gourmet wagyu burgers, to BBQ pork ribs complemented with fun twists on old favourites like an Apple Pie Shake and Peanut Butter & Jelly Sundae.

Locals tip: Coldwater Creek are famous for their beer battered chips

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