Ideally located in the heart of Shellharbour City, the Lakeview Hotel Motel is central to many of the South Coast's attractions including Lake Illawarra, Minnamurra Rainforest, Jamberoo Recreation Park, Illawarra Tree Top Walk, patrolled Beaches, five golf courses, Kiama Blowhole, fishing, shopping centres, cycle ways and much more.
Call in and see the friendly staff at the Lakeview Hotel Motel next time you're ready for a great holiday getaway!
With 25 rooms on the boundary of full hotel facilities including a bistro, beer garden, sports bar and function facilities, the Lakeview Hotel Motel is the ideal getaway for families and friends.
Each room features en suite, flat screen television, mini refrigerator and air-conditioning, ensuring your privacy and comfort.
The adjoining hotel will ensure your entertainment requirements are just a stones throw away.
Pilgrim Lodge is a truly unique, 100 room accommodation facility in Wollongong, set amongst the tranquillity of the Nan Tien Temple grounds, site of the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. The lodge overlooks the lotus pond, Peaceful Temple, splendid gardens, the beautiful rolling hills and famous escarpment of the Illawarra.
Ideal for general guests, overnight functions/conferences, group bookings, or special group packages. Each level has a guest tea room for making tea and coffee. Guests can also book at the Pilgrim Lodge for dinner and breakfast which is held in the Dining Hall.
As well as accommodation, Pilgrim Lodge also hosts a meeting/business room for guests and/or private hire; laundry facilities, lounge, and study room.
The Oaks Hotel and Motel is a 14 room motel, conveniently located close to Jamberoo Recreation Park, Croome Road Sporting Complex, Ten Pin Bowling and several spectacular golf courses.
With 14 rooms which have recently been refurbished and a great restaurant and bar facilities next door. The Hotel includes a liquor barn, two bars, TAB facilities, dance floor, beer garden and kids area.
La Local Bistro at the Oaks is open daily for both lunch and dinner and is a unique blend of European and Australian cuisine. Drop in and enjoy a new experience with quality food at affordable prices.
Cooby Springs Country Retreat is a homestead set on 111 acres, 30 minutes south of Wollongong in the hinterland. The property has an abundance of farm animals including cows, horses, chickens, roosters, roos, echidnas, goats, foxes and rabbits. All meals are included in the price. Easy going, friendly and comfortable.
Cooby Springs is an ornithologist's heaven, with wide open Australian bush and three rainforests. Cooby is suitable for groups up to sixteen, or larger on request. Set below a high escarpment, the farm is also suitable for families wanting to have a safe and enjoyable animal experience.
Escape778 is a secluded and unique fully self-contained bed and breakfast style accommodation. Escape778 caters for single bookings for two or up to six guests.
Escape778 is tastefully decorated and nestled in the foothills of the Illawarra Escarpment surrounded by lush rainforest with majestic views overlooking the Calderwood Valley through to the Pacific Ocean, close to all Wollongong, South Coast and Highlands tourist attractions.
It is private and secluded and ideal for a weekend getaway. A world away from the every day.
The Lakeside Homestay offers comfortable accommodation in Mt Warrigal close to Shellharbour City Centre, with shopping, cinemas; and only a short drive to popular beaches. A split level air-conditioned home, the queen room has and en suite and the double and twin rooms share a bathroom. The separate guest's television lounge has a fridge and complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits. The family room has books and games and the barbecue area is ideal to socialise and relax after a busy day.
Lakeside Homestay bed and breakfast is located near the lake and cycleway walking track, and close to the Skiway Park boat ramp and Boonerah Point jetty (great for fishing). Only three kilometres to lake entrance and beaches - so bring your bike and explore or just go for a jog along the lake.
Park Meadows Bed and Breakfast is an easy, traditional bed and breakfast with friendly service. Situated in the town centre and two minutes walk to clubs, churches, shops and restaurants. Park Meadows is dog friendly.
Family, double and single rooms available. Off street parking is available and there is a saltwater swimming pool. Enjoy a fully cooked breakfast served in guest dining area, English style. Guests may laze by the pool, soaking in the sun.
Ravensthorpe is a grand manor house completely restored for contemporary dining and accommodation. The high ceilings, chandeliers and ornate joinery are reminiscent of a small French Chateau, whilst the decor is eclectic. Ravensthorpe has been furbished with high quality appointments to meet the comfort needs of the traveller for business or pleasure.
Accommodation in the manor house is comprised of two suites and one queen room adjacent to an opulent bathroom. In-house guests are catered for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the manor house dining rooms. The fully licensed restaurant is also open to the public Wednesday to Sunday.
Ravensthorpe plays host to many arts events including the teddy bears picnic, local jazz band entertainment at seasonal functions and high tea on Sunday afternoon.
Top Gun Australia provides high octane, high action, high adrenaline, high G-force fighter jet adventure flights with speeds of 900 kilometres per hour.
Now based at Albion Park Airport, come join them for a thrill of a lifetime. For more information please visit the web site or call. Office hours are Monday to Sunday 8am to 10pm.
The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Aviation Museum (HARS) holds open days showing off some of the unique aircraft held at its headquarters at the Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park. HARS is now home to the 747-438 "Longreach" Qantas Passenger Jet, which will be part of the permanent static display at the museum.
The open days will be held outside the HARS hangars and will involve the static display of some its distinctive aircraft. Members of the public will be able to board and sit in some of the aircraft including the cockpits of aircraft including F-111C fighter bomber and Neptune submarine hunter. There will also be guided tours of the aircraft on display.
Sydney Microlight Centre is Sydney's closest approved microlight training facility. Located at Illawarra Regional Airport, Albion Park Rail, just over an hour's drive south of Sydney at the end of the M1 Princes Mototorway. The Illawarra region is the perfect environment in which to learn to fly. The stunning scenery, beaches, Lake Illawarra and the escarpment as a backdrop are some of the most beautiful views in Australia.
They usually fly out over Lake Illawarra, down the coast past all the fantastic beaches towards Kiama then back through the Jamberoo Valley if conditions and time allow. Alternatively, out to the coast and then northwards following the beaches, towards Wollongong and return. Either way, there is no better aircraft for sightseeing than the microlight.
Flights last about 36 - 40 minutes. They provide helmets, headset and intercom. Bring a warm jacket and gloves, in case the day turns cold. ...
Come along to the Albion Park Show for a great day of family entertainment.
See the Show Girl Competition. Enjoy the showjumping in the main area, miniature ponies and the animal farmyard. Vintage cars provided by members of the South Coast Vintage Car Club, dog high jump, motor cycle display, hay rolling team competition, Shellharbour tug of war competition, novelty events, parade lap of derby cars, demolition derby - last one on wheels wins - and closing Fireworks.
Plenty of entertainment for the whole family....
Berkeley is a suburb south of Wollongong that is mostly residential.
Situated on the shore of Lake Illawarra, Berkeley is home to the Wollongong City Memorial Gardens and Crematorium and Nan Tien Buddhist Temple - the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Wollongong was chosen as the site for the Temple because of its proximity to Mount Keira and Mount Kembla. The translation of Nan Tien is 'Paradise of the Southern Hemisphere'....
The Tongarra Bicentennial Museum was opened in 1988. The Museum collection includes artefacts significant to the history of Shellharbour from their Aboriginal heritage, first settlement by immigrants and the developments of their recent history.
Some interesting artefacts include the pioneering and historical exhibits with the Victorian Automatic Sock Knitting Machine and Handmade Patchwork Quilt; a large collection of early maps and panoramic photographs of the Shellharbour Local Government Area. There is also a bronze bust of Caroline Chisholm, who is known as 'The Immigrants' Friend', who helped to settle families in Shellharbour during the 1840s.
Tongarra Museum shares research on local historical events, places and people on their blog. Please visit the link on the website to share in the rich history of their City. ...
Wollongong's largest selection of chauffeured vehicles for all occasions. Leisure Coast Limousines can tailor a package especially for you, with service available door to door, seven days a week.
Vehicles include a luxury appointed seven seater stretch limousines, luxury class four seater sedans and 11 seat mini coaches. All vehicles are fully air-conditioned, seat belted and have child restraints (available on request free of charge).
Transfers for cruise ships, to and from Sydney Airport and Sydney Central Station.
All vehicles are equipped to tow an enclosed luggage trailer if required - thus ensuring maximum comfort and safety.
The German Club offers the best of the German/Austrian traditional foods and beer, schnapps and wines, also bottled Aussie beers.
They cater for functions, weddings, and 21st birthday parties, with a capacity of up to 180 people. Their restaurant is famous for the German homestyle meals which are known to be of generous proportions, and it is guaranteed that you will not go home hungry.
Their recreational facilities include skat and petanque. The German Club hosts monthly markets and the Annual Oktoberfest celebration, the largest Oktoberfest event in the Illawarra. ...
Prepare yourself for one of the best aviation adventures in a bi-plane. Based at Illawarra regional airport, Southern Biplane Adventures joy flights are all about taking you for the ride of a lifetime and exceeding your expectations. A day out with Southern Biplane Adventures will entail nostalgic scenic flights and adrenaline pumping aerobatic flights over Shellharbour's and Wollongong's beaches!.
Bigger, faster and more robust than a Tiger Moth, jump into the immaculately rebuilt 1943 Boeing Stearman, often referred to as the 'Red Baron' but named 'Lilly Warra'. If you're after the most intense attraction in Wollongong, jump into their Pitts Special for an aerobatic flight that will leave you buzzing for days!
Blue Sky Illawarra is your local source for camping supplies, paddle sports, fishing equipment, barbecues and more. Whether youíre up for an outdoor adventure or you would like to kick back and relax, Blue Sky Illawarra has everything.
They offer a fantastic selection of equipment at some of the most affordable rates throughout the region. They are locally owned and operated and are the regionís only speciality Weber dealer. As a specialist dealer they carry the latest Weber barbecues to hit the market along with all the barbecue accessories you need to prepare the perfect meal.
Shellharbour's own large outdoor store at Stockland Retail Park has real brands and real advice for all your camping needs. Stocking a large range of Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle boards and Ocean skis. Even if you're looking for a snorkel and flipper sets for the kids, Blue Sky has it all.
Simply visit the store right next door to Bunnings Shellharbour and have a look for yourself....
The Berkeley Hotel is your entertainment and social hub in Berkeley. It has an authentic Thai restaurant called Stamp Thai. Come and enjoy the exceptional food. Open for lunch and dinner with daily lunch specials.
There is also a large TAB and Sports Bar, and lounge area to enjoy socialising with family and friends. The Berkeley Hotel is determined to meet the needs of you, their customer and provide the highest quality service....