Take your conference delegates just an hour south of Sydney and get a whole new perspective on the Illawarra region, which covers Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama. It’s an easy drive via the Grand Pacific Drive, a spectacular 140km coastal road that follows a ribbon of beautiful beaches and spectacular views.
The Illawarra as a whole is made for outdoor adventures. The small coastal villages around Wollongong boast excellent surfing beaches, and Lake Illawarra offers a choice of sailing, water skiing, canoeing and fishing.
The area is also shaping up as a fine food and wine destination, with talented chefs serving great local produce and premium wines. Wollongong, the state’s third largest city, has in recent years re-invented itself as a great conference destination while the smaller towns of Kiama and Gerringong also offer boutique accommodation and first-class meeting facilities.
The Illawarra Brewery
Sample local beers at the regions first brewery while listening to the sound of the waves crashing.
The series of long blue-water surf beaches are ideal for a walk, run or some body surfing.
Symbio Wildlife Park
Visit Symbio Wildlife Park at Stanwell Park, a bushland zoo with more than 1,000 animals in a "cage free" environment.
Take in the fantastic views over the rainforest and out to the ocean on the tree top walk at Illawarra Fly.
Wollongong is a scenic one hour drive south of Sydney. The area is also serviced by rail from Sydney.
To get a quote on a conference, please contact AccessNSW
Ph: 1300 134 920 (Australia) or
+612 9332 5228