Where the mountains meet the sea.

Once known for its steelworks industry, port activity and relatively young university, over the past decade, Wollongong has become recognised for its small-city coastal feel and thriving culinary scene.

What many love most about “The Gong” is how the mountains meet the sea. The city’s long stretch of coastline has Mount Keira, Brokers Nose, Mount Kembla and Mount Ousley as its backdrop. It’s all a 10-minute drive from the beach.

Cafes

Lili J

Cafe

Soak up some rays in the quaint sunroom.

Delano Specialty Coffee

Cafe

One of just a few coffee roasters in the Wollongong area.

Crafted Espresso

Cafe

Grab a book and a coffee.

Opus Coffee Brewers

Cafe

Coffee and fancy bagels in an inviting space.

Meni Cafe

Cafe

Busy all week, thanks to its solid menu and design quirks.

Son of a Gun

Cafe

An outdoor shipping-container cafe that’s unbeatable on balmy days.

Lee & Me

Where Wollongong’s coffee culture began.

Restaurants

Babyface Kitchen

Restaurant

For sashimi, natural wine and sleek design.

Book a Table

Shops

Sifters Co-op

Shop

Sifters co-op brings together some of Wollongong’s brightest businesses in one space.