Take the Grand Pacific Drive to Wollongong, a coastal capital that has it all – surfing, fishing, hiking the Illawarra mountains! And this June, there’s another great reason to stay and play in "The Gong"…
Beach holidays are ingrained in Aussie culture, the sand and the surf occupying a special place in our national identity. Lathered in sunscreen, armed with beach umbrellas and eskies, we head to the beach for a cooling swim, a game of beach cricket, a feed of fish and chips while seagulls greedily hover.
Who doesn’t love a country drive? Hitting the open road for some fresh air and a change of scenery not only gives regional areas a much-needed boost, it’s a great opportunity for us to learn more about our history, culture and landscape.
Just 80km south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive, Wollongong offers a laid back surfy vibe after the bustle of the city. If you're planning a weekend away, check out our Top 5 fabulous things to do whilst you're in town!
There was a time when Wollongong’s chief drawcard was its proximity to big sister Sydney. But it’s safe to say those days are long gone, as the city’s fine dining and small bar culture, coupled with its beautiful beaches and bike tracks, make it a superb destination in its own right.
More than ever, the ‘Summer of 2020’ is about holding onto the promise of endless days and quintessential Aussie values. Nature. Good mates. Family. Beach life. Food, glorious food. Sunshine. Laid-back luxe. Gratitude.