13:00 Arriving in Wollongong, the south coasts’s largest city,
make your way to The Illawara Brewery (thebrewery.net.au)
for a much needed feed. Try a range of handcrafted beers
brewed in the area. The Koelsch cleaned up at the Australian
International Beer Awards last year and goes down mighty
fine with a plate of sliders. Kick back here for a few hours
trying some of their brews while taking in views of City Beach.
16:00 Keep your spirits merry and meander over to The
Little Prince (thelittleprince.com.au). This small bar in the
heart of the Gong has happy hour from 4-7pm (Wed-Sat)
where you can enjoy a Mojito for $10. If you're feeling
peckish, choose a few dishes from their Tapas menu.
19:00 Before you skip off to dinner, unpack your bags
at the Sage Hotel Wollongong (silverneedlehotels.com),
your accommodation for the night. This spacious and
ultra-modern hotel is a stone's throw from Wollongong’s
foreshore and offers sweeping views of the ocean.
20:00 Stroll along Flagstaff Hill and take in the historical
fort and lighthouse before heading to Bombora Seafood
(bomboraseafood.com.au) for a seafood dinner. Located on
the water of Wollongong Harbour, the seafood is caught
daily and is reasonably priced. Tip: order the caramelised
garlic bread. It is simply amazing.
9:00 Wake up feeling fresh and hit the buffet at
the Chifley. Try not to eat too much because you have a
dizzying day ahead. Pick up your wheels, stopping off for a
decent coffee. Hidden in North Wollongong is the little gem Ka-Fe. The baristas will make you a freshly roasted cup that will get you buzzing for your next level of self discovery.