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    Shellharbour is home to world class golf courses, a raft of excellent regional food and wine choices and an endless variety of accommodation options.

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    Kiama and its surrounds (Jamberoo, Gerringong and the Minnamurra) are home to luscious rolling hills, serene beaches and panoramic views. Explore world class attractions including Jamberoo Action Park, the Kiama Blowhole and the Illawarra Fly.

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    Southern Highlands

    The Southern Highlands is a treasure trove of destinational attractions, like award winning restaurants and wineries, magnificent gardens, rare antiques, authentic heritage and amazing natural wonders.

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    Friendly people, a laid-back way of life, bountiful fresh produce and rich local culture combined with its many idyllic natural attractions make the Shoalhaven an irresistible holiday destination.

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    Batemans Bay & Eurobodalla

    Discover 83 beaches, the islands, rivers and lakes, heritage towns, coastal villages and vast tracts of nature reserves, wilderness and wildlife that is Batemans Bay and Eurobodalla.

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    Merimbula & Sapphire Coast

    The Sapphire Coast's unique coastline offers deserted beaches, tranquil rainforests, serene rivers, lakes, and picturesque mountain backdrops.

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    Wollongong delivers an exhilarating mix of metropolitan style, seaside living and small town charm just 1.5 hours south of Sydney.

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    Wollongong Forecast

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    6 hours ago

    Something as momentous as a cruise ship deserves a celebration! This Sunday Lang Park (opposite City Beach) will come alive from 8am with a celebration of all-things South Coast. From markets stalls showcasing amazing local produce, to delicious food and the famous Knafeh Bakers there will be something for the entire family ... and 2,500 passengers to enjoy! This is one party not to be missed. We'll see you there! 5 sleeps to go! #cruisewollongong

    58 minutes ago

    It's Giveaway Time! We have a family pass to giveaway to see our Illawarra Hawks take on the Perth Wildcats at WIN Entertainment Centre this Friday 28th October. Simply LIKE and COMMENT for your chance to win. Winner will be announced tomorrow at 12pm so make sure you check back to see if it's you. Please note: Family pass is four tickets. #visitwollongong #hawkheads

    13 hours ago

    Live streaming with The Illawarra Mercury's Business Editor Greg Ellis just hours before he boards Radiance of the Seas #cruisewollongong In The Loop - Wollongong

    1 day ago

    It's cruise week! This means that Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas will start its journey with 2,500 passengers today! On this morning's live stream we're visiting Illawarra Mercury journalist Greg Ellis who is busily packing and getting ready to board Radiance this afternoon. Join us at 11am to find out how Greg is feeling about being on board the very first cruise ship to arrive in Wollongong. Our live streams are made possible by In The Loop - Wollongong. #cruisewollongong

    2 days ago

    We're officially in single digits! Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas will arrive in Wollongong in 9 short days! This is just one more reason to love Wollongong. To celebrate the arrival of our first ever cruise ship we've been asking YOU to share your favourite Wollongong spots and things to do. There's 1-week left to share your post to our page using #cruisewollongong for the chance to WIN a night's accommodation at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach.The winner will be announced next Thursday. #cruisewollongong

    4 days ago

    It's Giveaway Time! We have a double pass to giveaway to Paul Kelly and Camille O'Sullivan's Ancient Rain at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) on 26 October. This brilliant show comes to Wollongong direct from the Melbourne Festival, and features all-new, original songs full of love and redemption. Simply LIKE and COMMENT for your chance to win! Winner will be announced tomorrow at 12pm so make sure you check back to see if it's you. #visitwollongong