Go The Gong

Wollongong, and the whole of the Illawarra, is one of those coastal regions, in NSW, that just keeps getting better and better, with time. From the stunning coastline and beaches, to the mountains, there’s natural beauty in spades, at every turn. And there’s no better way to see this glorious region, than on the back of a trike. Just Cruisin’ Tours runs a series of bespoke tours, from one hour to two days, and cover the glorious beaches and many picturesque locations, found in the Illawarra. Owner- operator, Steve Melchior, is a local, so knows the region- from a geographical to a historical perspective- like the back of his hand.

Go The Gong

Posted by Sydney Weekender on Monday, 7 December 2020

Just inland, from the beaches, is the Darkes Glenburnie Orchard, and has remained in the same family for four generations. Visitors to the farm can enjoy tractor tours, pick-your-fruit experiences, and taste tests of the many apple-related product (apple cider, vinegar, meade and more) produced by the farm. And for those keen to take some of the many products home, there’s also a farm-gate on site.

If you’re keen to enjoy a special ‘foodie’ experience, then be sure to book a ‘Picnic by the Sea’. Offering bespoke, pop-up picnic’s, owner-operator Nadia themes, styles, and sets the picnic, and then cleans and packs up, once the experience is over. So, whether it’s a Hen’s Party, birthday, proposal, or wedding anniversary, ‘Picnic by the Sea’ is an unforgettable event.

If you’re looking for beach-front accommodation, in the Illawarra, the new Headlands Hotel, has pride of place, overlooking some of Austinmer’s most picturesque beaches. Choose from one and two- bedroom, fully equipped apartments, or a penthouse. There’s also an outdoor pool, and terrace, as well as a beer garden, bistro and brasserie, where you can enjoy a range of modern- Australian dishes.

Just Cruisin’ Harley Tours
(02) 4294 2598

Darkes Glenbernie Orchard
(02) 4249 3421

Picnic By The Sea
0431 002 765

Headlands Hotel
(02) 4200 1099