Coledale beach camping reserve is a small and unique campsite that borders right onto the golden sands. Coledale beach is beautifully sandwiched between the rolling blue surf of the pacific and the rolling green tree canopy of the Illawarra escarpment.
Just one hour south of Sydney, the small beachside village of Coledale is accessed by the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive via the stunning Sea Cliff Bridge.
The stunning beach is bordered north and south by rocky outcrops that protect the beach from the worst of the weather, as well as offering excellent fishing spots. Coledale Beach is a great location to enjoy the beach, swim, surf, fish, dive or just sit back, enjoy the views and sound of the surf at your doorstep. Regular visits by dolphins playing just off the beach and close views of migrating humpback and southern right whales just add to the experience....
Austinmer Gardens Bed and Breakfast is situated in a tranquil garden setting between the mountains and the sea.
The three bedroom apartment is spacious and fully equipped - a home away from home. Ideal for a couple, a group of friends, or a family to relax and enjoy all that the Illawarra has to offer.
Enjoy a generous breakfast hamper, fully equipped kitchenette, two queen beds and one king single bed.
One of the most popular local beaches is only a short stroll from the back gate and through Glastonbury Gardens. There is a great variety of shops, and excellent restaurants only two kilometres from the property.
Luxury converted heritage shop, reverse cycle air-conditioning, queen bed, all linen provided, en suite, washing machine and dryer, television, video, compact disc, DVD, kitchen, dining and barbecue area.
Adjacent to beach, pools, cafes and surf club. Located only 20 minutes from Wollongong central business district, this unique bed and breakfast will ensure a getaway with nothing to do but relax and unwind.
The Pass and Pause Villa offers the self-contained holiday Garden Cottage and Bedsit each with their own private entry.
You will find modern kitchen areas and cooking facilities, colour televisions, en suites and washing machines. All rooms have decks with outdoor settings and barbecues to help you enjoy the peaceful setting.
The Cottage has one queen sized bed in the bedroom, one double bed in lounge room and futon (if needed). The Cottage is suitable for longer stays. Suitable for larger groups and families.
The Bedsit has a queen sized bed and futon ( if needed) .The Bedsit has a walkway for elderly guests.
Each have their own reverse cycle air conditioners and over head fan.
A breakfast basket is presented on arrival and linen is included. Off street parking is available for one car for each unit.
Escape to the tranquil setting at the Pass and Pause Villa which is only 20 minutes from the heart of Wollongong, one hour from Sydney and two and half hours from Canberra....
An 1895 Australian country homestead, Wagon Wheels Country Retreat is set in the Illawarra escarpment surrounded on three sides by National Park and close to the ocean at Stanwell Park Beach.
Wagon Wheels Country Retreat provides premium holiday accommodation for all seasons in an old fashioned homestead set in lovely woodlands and rain forest. Horses, birds and other wildlife roam the property.
There is a private gate to the picturesque Kelly's Falls four minutes walk away. Come in the summer and spring and enjoy the peace and shade or swim in the pool. Or come in the winter and autumn and relax in front of one of the roaring log fires. Take a break and treat yourself.
The Tops Conference Centre is located one hour south of Sydney. Offering a peaceful environment and magnificent views, The Tops is situated on 200 acres of pristine bushland overlooking Illawarra's northern coastline.
The Tops Conference Centre provides guests with superior meeting facilities. From small break-out rooms to large meeting areas, professional staff will ensure that you have everything you need to make your conference or event run effortlessly.
The Loft and Crawford rooms can be booked separate to accommodation and provide the perfect location for corporate day conferencing.
Meeting rooms are complete with the latest audio visual equipment, and wireless internet access is available in most areas accomodation, dining and meeting areas.
Leafy Sea Cottage is a lovely one bedroom, self-contained cottage built as an annex to the main house.
Indulge a weekend, a week or longer in a dreamy king size bed with luxurious cotton bed linen. Just bring your weekend wardrobe - towels and all linen are supplied. Leafy Sea Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, and a fabulous long lounge that is a pleasure for extra guests to sleep on. A fold away bed is also available (for an additional fee).
The property is a few moments walk to the beach, a great kids park, and all Stanwell Park has to offer!
Please note, there are multiple stairs to access the cottage so it therefore is not suitable for disabled access.
Excellent accommodation for wedding guests at local Tumbling Waters or Lillyvale, or a beach escape close enough to, yet far enough away from Sydney.
Articles Fine Art Gallery is situated in the lovely beachside village of Stanwell Park.
Artist John Vander and his wife Frances own Articles. John has been a full time artist since 1976 and his work is represented in leading commercial galleries throughout Australia.
The gallery features a large selection of John Vander's work, regular changing selections of painting, jewellery, ceramics and sculptures by major Australian artists.
Articles Fine Art Gallery is conveniently located one hour south of Sydney and 30 minutes north of Wollongong.
The Matthew Gillett Gallery plays host to a variety of exhibitions featuring the finest artworks in the South Coast region. Exhibitions rotate every eight weeks, so you are sure to see something new and exciting each time you visit.
The gallery curator and namesake has spent years travelling the world, painting, and surfing. Matthew Gillett has now returned to the south coast to pursue his own passion for art and has created a space to exhibit some of the truly amazing works of artists across the region.
The Scarborough Hotel is home to this magnificent gallery and with its beautiful Seacliff garden displaying fantastic views out to sea, along with an amazing breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. It is a must see destination for anyone travelling to the South Coast. All current collections are for sale....
If it's a wildlife experience you are after, from seeing a rare Sumatran tiger feeding, cuddling up to a koala or hand feeding a kangaroo - Symbio really does get you closer!
Enjoy the many shows and demonstrations that are given throughout each day, enabling you the chance to get up close and personal with Symbio's wildlife.
To add to the experience, they have just opened a koala breeding sanctuary, and their brand new, state of the art reptile house, featuring 24 exhibits and housing many of the worlds most amazing reptiles, including the worlds most venomous snake! There will be cheetahs and lemurs coming to Symbio in 2015.
Symbio Wildlife Park is home to hundreds of animals, and offers daily demonstrations, picnic areas, as well as souvenirs and a kiosk.
They are just 45 minutes south of Sydney, and 30 minutes north of Wollongong....
Otford Farm has been operating since 1961, and with friendly and experienced staff they take pride on offering, just a little more hands on horse experience and atmosphere.
They are always happy to help and instruct you. With this in mind, Otford Farm will not only make your riding experience a pleasure but will enhance your existing knowledge and skill. With over 30 quality, well behaved horses to choose from, Otford Farm Trail Rides will make your riding event an enjoyable one.
The farm attracts riders from all walks of life - schools and colleges, day-trippers, international and interstate visitors and community groups.
Whether you are just visiting or live nearby, they can arrange riding lessons with one of their experienced instructors. All levels of riding experience will benefit from individual tuition.
Warren Wind Sports provides professional hang gliding tours and hang glider flying lessons just south of Sydney. They are an adventure tourism operator offering coastal hang gliding tandem flights for a fun and safe experience, tailored to meet your individual needs and flying experience.
Easily accessible for all ages (above 14 years) and abilities; ages up to 92 have flown with them!
Breathtaking and exciting, but not physically demanding - your pilot does all the work. View this beautiful part of the world from a rare and unique perspective. Stanwell Park NSW Australia - the perfect hang gliding destination.
Tandem flights - individually tailored to meet your individual needs and flying experience. Gift vouchers are available.
The Darkes Apple Shack of Glenbernie Orchard is a fourth generation family owned and operated business where you can purchase fresh and dried fruits, juice, cider, honey and preserves. As far as orchards go, Glenbernie is a must visit!
'Pick your own' opportunities are available between November and April and bookings are essential.
You can also enjoy Darkes Cider tastings and 'growler' refilling. This is also available for purchase.
Another try-before-you-buy opportunity is with several types of honey....
Camp overnight at North Era campground, surrounded by the stunning coastal scenery of Royal National Park. Located on The Coast track behind pretty North Era Beach, the campground contains basic bush camping sites. You'll need to be fully self-sufficient when camping, including bringing your own food, drinking water, cooking equipment and supplies. North Era campground is the overnight stop ... Visit website for more info...
Helensburgh is the northern most suburb of Wollongong, situated below the Royal National Park.
Helensburgh is a mostly residential suburb, thought to be named after the town in Scotland or after Helen Harper, daughter of the manager of Cumberland Coal Miners.
Since 1978, Helensburgh has been the home of the Sri Venkateswara Hindu Temple, a glistening white South Indian-style Hindu temple. Set on top of a hilly area, the temple has become the focal point for Sydney's Hindu community, which holds regular festivals and celebrations here.
Don't miss strolling the Wodi-Wodi Walking Track - a beautiful 6.5 kilometre bushland trail with panoramic views.
Major features of the area include Tall Gums Environment Farm, Symbio Wildlife Park, Helensburgh Hall, The George Wheen Conference Centre and Uniting Church Camp, Just Cruisin' Motor Cycle Tours and Ultimate Skirmish Paint Ball Centre....
The first Thirroul Readers and Writers Festival will take place in the Thirroul Community Centre. There will be talks by writers, journalists, academics, poets and playwrights plus theatrical performances, interviews, poetry readings, debates and a literary quiz.
All profits to go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. ...
HangglideOz offers the thrill of tandem hang gliding from world-famous Bald Hill in Stanwell Park and Hill 60 in Wollongong. On the hill, your instructor will assist with paperwork, a briefing and harness check. Take off is a few easy steps, then the exhilaration of soaring with a birds-eye view of Grand Pacific Drive.
HangglideOz is a family owned business operating since 1987. Tony Armstrong, Chief Flying Instructor, ex Australian Freestyle Champion, is Australia's most experienced instructor, with over 33 years experience.
HangglideOz is a full time school with five fully accredited and experienced instructors, offering the longest flights and operating from two sites. Professional high definition images and videos are available.
Open seven days (weather permitting).
This is a safe and easy introduction to hang gliding that can be tailored to meet your needs.
Gift vouchers available. Must be 14 years of age or over. Weight limit applies....
Govinda Valley Wellness Centre is a tranquil yoga retreat nestled amongst the beauty of the Otford landscape. We offer yoga classes and yoga courses, guided meditation, massage therapy and detox programs. Our vegetarian cafe is a delicious and healthy way to nourish your body and satisfy appetites. We are open for lunch and dinner.
If you’re looking for the best drinking, dining and live music in Thirroul, look no further than Beaches Hotel. Most nights of the week, we have great performers delivering outstanding music that’ll be sure to keep you moving all night. Join us for lunch or dinner any day!
Tumbling Waters Retreat and Restaurant is perched on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the rainforest and ocean. A scenically breathtaking holiday destination, the perfect romantic couples retreat and getaway.Stay in luxury accommodation; rekindle a romance or start a new one.
Stanwell Park Beach Cottage is a three bedroom home available for holidays or weekends away. The Cottage is a short walk to the beach and is only one hour drive from the Sydney CBD or half an hour drive to or from the Wollongong CBD.The house is a large and spacious split-level brick veneer with cathedral ceilings. The property overlooks the beach and ocean. The three bedrooms provide very comfortable accommodation for up to six people. Foldaway camping beds provide accommodation for another two people, although it is recommended that these beds be used for children or diminutive people. Blankets pillows and doonas are provided. There are two bathrooms. You will need to provide your own food—however, basic provisions of tea/coffee, insect spray, dishwashing powder and pepper and salt etc are supplied. Linen is not provided unless specifically requested, although tea towels and bath mats are available. The quantity of linen required is dependent upon the number of people in your group. There are two queen sized beds, two single beds, plus the optional foldaway beds. If you wish to provide your own linen do not forget to bring towels. For international and interstate travellers, linen and towels can be provided at an additional cost of $25.00 for Queen and $15.00 for Single beds. Bookings in excess of 5 days will receive linen/towels at no additional cost. A deposit/bond of $500 is charged on top of tariff however this is refunded after property has been inspected.