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Autumn in Illawarra

By at March 28, 2017 | 5:24 pm | 0 Comment

A calm atmosphere settles over the homesteads, towns and countryside of Illawarra as Autumn fully sets in, spreading a gentle orange tinge to everything from the trees to the warm sun. The ambient temperature drops just a smidge, cool breezes wind throughout the day and as the blazing orange sun ducks behind the horizon to the west, it suddenly becomes more

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Wollongong’s Best Swimming Holes

By at December 14, 2016 | 10:12 am | 0 Comment

Nellie’s swimming hole and the Blue Pool are great little getaway destinations in the Illawarra. A natural rock pool and waterfall where you can swim and frolic in the natural surrounds to your heart's content. Located in Budderoo National Park, if you follow the path from the small car park, which is about 50 minutes south west of Wollongong, you will find

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Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

By at November 28, 2016 | 4:38 pm | 0 Comment

The Illawarra Performing Arts Centre or ‘IPAC’ as it’s colloquially known, is a fantastic venue and the best place in Wollongong to enjoy some good old fashioned shows. You can enjoy a pre or post show meal or drink at the restaurant and bar lounge area. Both the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and Wollongong Town Hall are both located within

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Four incredible waterfalls, one day trip

By at November 14, 2016 | 1:42 pm | 0 Comment

If you’re looking to escape the city on a day trip in the outdoors then you’ll want to hear about how you can visit four four pristine waterfalls and explore the winding, rolling countryside of the Illawarra while you’re at it. Your day out can include visits to dairy farms, exploring dirt tracks through the rainforest, bushwalking and of course,

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Towradgi Beach Park and Rock Pool

By at September 5, 2016 | 11:08 am | 0 Comment

Towradgi Beach Park is a fantastic beachside attraction located just five kilometres north of Wollongong. Salt water rock pool formations make for a brilliant natural playground to explore at low tide. There’s also the man-made playground in the park for the little ones to run amok to their hearts content. The beach is a popular option year-round and beach

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Tree Top Adventures

By at August 19, 2016 | 2:31 pm | 0 Comment

Want to do something adventurous? Head to Nowra for a Tree Top adventure like you’ve never experienced. Exciting and challenging courses will take you high into the canopy and have you swinging, climbing and flying through the forest. Flying foxes will have you soaring between the trees at frightening speeds, cargo nets, rope bridges and wooden obstacles offer

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Explore Illawarra on a Self Drive Tour

By at April 13, 2016 | 12:21 pm | 0 Comment

Take off into a world of your own and discover the Illawarra Region on one of the many self drive tours that take you on a journey of discovery and wonder. In Illawarra there are many tourist drives and scenic road trips that let you explore at your own pace.  The itineraries are here to help you get started with tips on where to stay, what to see, where to eat

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The Ridiculous Joys of the Segway

By at January 20, 2016 | 11:53 am | 0 Comment

Segways.  They'll never really be cool.  Let's be honest, they don't exactly fit the same category as, say, a motorbike.  They don't come with leather jackets and you don't look a badass riding one, even with the trendiest of shades. They are, however, a marvel of modern technology. In fact, they're so amazing, anyone can ride a segway.  The auto balancing

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Kiama Arts Trail Open Weekend

By at November 30, 2015 | 1:34 pm | 0 Comment

The Kiama Arts Trail The Kiama Arts Trail Open Weekend is a fantastic event that takes you through some of the most picturesque and beautiful countryside in Australia to visit award winning artist studios, galleries and cafes. Entry to each of these venues is free! Open the first weekend of each month and by appointment, the Kiama Arts Trail is filled to the brim

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Symbio Wildlife Park

By at November 17, 2015 | 10:57 am | 0 Comment

Symbio Wildlife Park is a zoo situated in Helensburgh in NSW about halfway between Wollongong and Sydney and a roughly 45 minute drive from either city. The motto is “We’ll get you closer” and that’s certainly true at Symbio where you’ll get to meet some truly iconic animals up close and personal. Create wonderful memories with animal encounters of

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The Bowral Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame

By at October 14, 2015 | 1:11 pm | 0 Comment

Image: J Bar 2009, source. The Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame experience is a must see for cricket lovers and visitors to Illawarra alike. The centre features awesome technology, interactive touch screens, games, live footage from around the world, displays and more make it a blast for the kids and incredibly well presented for the whole

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Summer Fun at North Wollongong Beach

By at October 1, 2015 | 1:09 pm | 0 Comment

  Have some fun in the sun at North Wollongong Beach. Just a short drive from Wollongongs central business district, North Beach is ideal for families. There’s rock pools to explore, wading areas to relax and good surf too. With plenty of grass, shade and picnic booths, it’s an awesome summer location and a local favourite for barbecues and outdoor

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Cycling in Illawarra

By at August 21, 2015 | 11:20 am | 0 Comment

One of the best ways to explore Illawarra is on two wheels, wind rushing through your hair under the bright blue sky. Cycling in Illawarra is great. There’s lots of things to see on a ride. Better yet, you get to experience it all at your own pace. There are also some great cycle tours to take. Even if you don’t ride often you can take a tour through some

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Antiques in Illawarra

By at August 13, 2015 | 2:50 pm | 0 Comment

Illawarra is a treasure trove of Australian antiques. Perhaps because of it’s rich heritage or perhaps because of the fantastic community that love to keep history alive. At the end of the day, you’ll find great Antiques in Illawarra and treasure hunters will love to delve - here's why! There’s simply a great range of fantastic antique shops. Buyers and

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Craft Beer at the Illawarra Brewery

By at July 15, 2015 | 2:19 pm | 0 Comment

Want to enjoy some awesome, locally brewed craft beer? Then head to the popular Illawarra Brewery. First established in 2001 and originally named the Five Islands Brewing Company after the five islands just off Wollongong’s coast. It’s located right on the beach at Wollongong, this sizable microbrewery offers many custom brews and flavours as well as the

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Bring Back the Great Family Road Trip

By at June 24, 2015 | 1:32 pm | 0 Comment

Remember those great family road trips you went on as a kid?  Those were good times. The games of “I Spy”, a bag of Minties and their joke wrappers and fighting for elbow room with siblings on the back seat.  Favourite CD’s got played over and over until you knew all the words on every song and you’d always get to stop off somewhere exciting. What will

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