Eat, Drink and Stay – Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Eat, Drink and Stay
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Wollongong Hostels

Keiraleagh House
60 Kembla St.
tel: (02) 4228-6765

Wollongong YHA- Kieraview Accomodation
73-75 Kiera St.
tel: (02) 4229-1132

City Tourist Parks
Fall asleep to the sound of the waves, and wake up to the sun and surf. All the tourist parks offer beachfront accommodation in the form of cabins, bungalows, caravan or camping sites, with kitchen and laundry facilities nearby.
Prices per night: $18 (unpowered sites), $21 (powered sites), $47 (bungalow) , $87 (cabin)
Bulli ph:42855677
Corrimal ph:42855688
Windang ph:42973166

Kiera street has it all; fine dining to cheap kebabs. The majority of the restaurants here are Asian, and most run lunch specials for around $6.
My picks:
Amigos 116 Kiera St. Mexican. $2 tacos on Tuesdays.
Jasmin Rice. Thai. Great atmosphere; extensive menu.
Roppongi Japanese Restaurant 102 Market St. Delicious, large sushi platters at an affordable price.

Drinking, Australia’s Favorite Sport

Five Islands Brewery. With a terrace overlooking city beach, Five Islands serves food and ten local brews. Try their most potent, the Port Kembla.

North Wollongong Hotel. This feels more like a house party than a bar, with its large back porch and backyard. Tuesdays and Fridays from 5 to 6 you can try your luck and toss the dice to get your drinks free, half price or full. Thursday nights is karaoke; Sunday is the most popular night.

The Beach Bar at Novotel on North Beach is where the crowd heads on Sundays when North Gong closes. Live music or DJ; skinny-dipping afterwards is optional!
Beach Bar @ Novotel Northbeach
2-14 Cliff Road
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Phone: (02) 4226-3555

Glasshouse Tavern is the place to be on Wednesday nights. There is no cover for students and drinks are cheap if you get there early. The dance floor is always hot and crowded and the terrace lively.
Glasshouse Tavern
90 Crown Street
Wollongong , NSW 2500
Phone: 02 4226 4305

Wanna be a cheap drunk? Well heck, buy some goon!
Although I suspect that this pre-game plan is most popular with the student crowd, it is surely the cheapest way to get drunk. A goon is a box of wine (usually about 4 litres), and you can get them for as cheap as 6$AUD (Woolworth’s Liquors). A friend, upon purchasing such was informed by the cashier that he might as well just drink petrol. The medium, dry white really doesn’t taste that bad, although we were a little put off when we read on the side of the box that it was made with fish products (note oily sheen floating on top of the glass). So we drank it anyway – “goon” is so much fun to say! It creates an entirely new set of expressions; we had people doing “goon stands”, taking “goon shots” and just getting “gooned”!