Sonja's Guidebook

Sonja
Sonja's Guidebook

Food scene

Delicious food, dog friendly. Also sells a small but lovely selection of milks, cereal, fruit, bread, pickles and jams.
LOAF Kitchen
91a Lawrence Hargrave Dr
Delicious food, dog friendly. Also sells a small but lovely selection of milks, cereal, fruit, bread, pickles and jams.
Good local spot for coffee, pastries and bacon egg rolls!
Hargrave Cafe
109 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
Good local spot for coffee, pastries and bacon egg rolls!
Mexican food, burgers and gelato. Great for lunch or a snack. Serves dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Also has a small shop with basic provisions, swimsuits etc
Uluwatu Blue
109 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
Mexican food, burgers and gelato. Great for lunch or a snack. Serves dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Also has a small shop with basic provisions, swimsuits etc
Great setting near the park and beach. Perfect for grabbing a quick coffee, wrap or smoothie.
The Beach Kiosk
2A Station Street
Great setting near the park and beach. Perfect for grabbing a quick coffee, wrap or smoothie.
Very unique and definitely worth a visit. Delicious food and charming ambience. Good selection of preserves, gifts and homewares. Big tables inside, Limited outdoor seating.
31 localnici recomandă
Earth Walker & Co General Store & Cafe
749 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
31 localnici recomandă
Very unique and definitely worth a visit. Delicious food and charming ambience. Good selection of preserves, gifts and homewares. Big tables inside, Limited outdoor seating.
Best food in the area, on a charming street with a few nearby shops
9 localnici recomandă
Moore Street General
38 Moore St
9 localnici recomandă
Best food in the area, on a charming street with a few nearby shops
Takeaway wraps, tacos, fish and chips. Short walk to a beach with a sunny, grassy area for picnics.
Sharky’s Coledale
757a Lawrence Hargrave Dr
Takeaway wraps, tacos, fish and chips. Short walk to a beach with a sunny, grassy area for picnics.
Pizza takeaway and delivery
Renzetti's Italian Pizza
91 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
Pizza takeaway and delivery
Great place for a nice lunch or dinner. They also offer a takeaway service with curb side pickup for midweek dinners.
32 localnici recomandă
South Sailor
216-218 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
32 localnici recomandă
Great place for a nice lunch or dinner. They also offer a takeaway service with curb side pickup for midweek dinners.
One of the nicest restaurants in the area.
10 localnici recomandă
pará thirroul
258 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
10 localnici recomandă
One of the nicest restaurants in the area.
19 localnici recomandă
Bread, Espresso &
190 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
19 localnici recomandă
Cafe with deli and frozen take home meals
Cucina
353 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
Cafe with deli and frozen take home meals

Sightseeing

Picturesque spot with a stunning view down the coast. Watch hang gliders and have an ice cream!
16 localnici recomandă
Bald Hill Lookout
16 localnici recomandă
Picturesque spot with a stunning view down the coast. Watch hang gliders and have an ice cream!
Stunning bridge that wraps around the coast. Walk or drive across for views that rival the Great Ocean Road
85 localnici recomandă
Sea Cliff Bridge
85 localnici recomandă
Stunning bridge that wraps around the coast. Walk or drive across for views that rival the Great Ocean Road
Great place to watch surfers and look for whales. On a paved walking/bike path that runs from Thirroul to Wollongong
10 localnici recomandă
Sandon Point
10 localnici recomandă
Great place to watch surfers and look for whales. On a paved walking/bike path that runs from Thirroul to Wollongong
Easy walk to a waterfall. Option to hike down to the bottom of the falls for a swim
Kellys Falls Track
Easy walk to a waterfall. Option to hike down to the bottom of the falls for a swim
Views of the coastline from the top of the Escarpment. Good place to stop on the drive down to Wollongong. Starting point for a hike down to Austimer
32 localnici recomandă
Sublime Point Lookout
661 Princes Hwy
32 localnici recomandă
Views of the coastline from the top of the Escarpment. Good place to stop on the drive down to Wollongong. Starting point for a hike down to Austimer
A spooky but interesting local relic
Otford Railway Tunnel
A spooky but interesting local relic
31 localnici recomandă
Bundeena
31 localnici recomandă

Activities

Things to do in the area
Monthly market with food, clothing and homewares.
17 localnici recomandă
Foragers Monthly Market 2nd Sunday!
17 localnici recomandă
Monthly market with food, clothing and homewares.
Rugged, beautiful beach, popular with surfers. North end is an off-leash area, south end allows dogs on leads. Patrolled from Sept - April.
12 localnici recomandă
Stanwell Park Beach
12 localnici recomandă
Rugged, beautiful beach, popular with surfers. North end is an off-leash area, south end allows dogs on leads. Patrolled from Sept - April.
Ocean pool for swimming with a stunning surroundings. Next to a charming small beach
7 localnici recomandă
Coalcliff Rock Pools
LOT 18B Paterson Rd
7 localnici recomandă
Ocean pool for swimming with a stunning surroundings. Next to a charming small beach
50 metre salt water pool with free entry
8 localnici recomandă
Thirroul Pool
8 localnici recomandă
50 metre salt water pool with free entry
Popular beach with rock pools. Great for swimming, close to cafes
15 localnici recomandă
Austinmer Beach
15 localnici recomandă
Popular beach with rock pools. Great for swimming, close to cafes
Popular walking track up through the escarpment with brilliant views
24 localnici recomandă
Sublime Point Walking Track
24 localnici recomandă
Popular walking track up through the escarpment with brilliant views
Essential Surf & Skate ( Helensburgh )
20 Walker St
Surf lessons and gear
Small group trail rides
Otford Farm
3 Lloyd Pl
Small group trail rides
Trail rides through bushland
Darkes Forest Riding Ranch
448 Darkes Forest Rd
Trail rides through bushland
Working apple orchard in an area with a lot of easy bush walks. Good place to pick up fruit, cider and gifts
8 localnici recomandă
Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard
259 Darkes Forest Rd
8 localnici recomandă
Working apple orchard in an area with a lot of easy bush walks. Good place to pick up fruit, cider and gifts
Challenging walking track that criss-crosses the escarpment. Starting point behind the Stanwell Park train station
8 localnici recomandă
Wodi Wodi Walking Track
8 localnici recomandă
Challenging walking track that criss-crosses the escarpment. Starting point behind the Stanwell Park train station
Great place to see native animals like koalas, echidnas, wombats, dingoes, emu plus feed kangaroos and llamas. Well designed, relaxing environments for the animals
58 localnici recomandă
Symbio Wildlife Park
58 localnici recomandă
Great place to see native animals like koalas, echidnas, wombats, dingoes, emu plus feed kangaroos and llamas. Well designed, relaxing environments for the animals
19 localnici recomandă
Wattamolla Beach
19 localnici recomandă

Bars

Nice pub with a huge outdoor area overlooking the ocean. Very busy on the weekends. Best to book a table in advance for groups
47 localnici recomandă
The Scarborough Hotel
47 localnici recomandă
Nice pub with a huge outdoor area overlooking the ocean. Very busy on the weekends. Best to book a table in advance for groups
Spacious pub with a lot of outdoor space and the beautiful views to the north and south. Great place to get a bite to eat any time of day.
36 localnici recomandă
Headlands Hotel Austinmer Beach
1 Headland Ave
36 localnici recomandă
Spacious pub with a lot of outdoor space and the beautiful views to the north and south. Great place to get a bite to eat any time of day.
Charming small bar and record shop
12 localnici recomandă
Franks Wild Years
2 Raymond Rd
12 localnici recomandă
Charming small bar and record shop
Good for a pint and pub food. Nothing fancy but a good local option for evening meals.
10 localnici recomandă
Coledale R.S.L. Club
10 localnici recomandă
Good for a pint and pub food. Nothing fancy but a good local option for evening meals.
Great spot for an afternoon beer with friends. Bands play some weekends as well
7 localnici recomandă
Wombarra Bowling Club, Lawrence Hargrave Dr
7 localnici recomandă
Great spot for an afternoon beer with friends. Bands play some weekends as well

Grocery

Closest grocery store
Coles Helensburgh
31 Walker Street
Closest grocery store
Favourite place to pick up food. Lots or local and mire sustainable options
21 localnici recomandă
IGA
21 localnici recomandă
Favourite place to pick up food. Lots or local and mire sustainable options

Shops

Great local shop with a curated selection of men’s and women’s clothes, sandals, accessories, boards etc
17 localnici recomandă
Finbox Boardstore
269 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
17 localnici recomandă
Great local shop with a curated selection of men’s and women’s clothes, sandals, accessories, boards etc
Brilliant local bookshop, great selection
Collins Booksellers Thirroul
264 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
Brilliant local bookshop, great selection
Nice upscale women’s boutique
Plume
271 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
Nice upscale women’s boutique
Interesting homewares and local crafts
Cocoon Trading Thirroul
357 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
Interesting homewares and local crafts
Absolutely beautiful florist and shop. Jewellery, candles, towels and other gifts
9 localnici recomandă
Luca Luna
374 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
9 localnici recomandă
Absolutely beautiful florist and shop. Jewellery, candles, towels and other gifts

Temples

Large Buddhist temple and grounds. Serves vegetarian lunch
27 localnici recomandă
Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple
180 Berkeley Rd
27 localnici recomandă
Large Buddhist temple and grounds. Serves vegetarian lunch
7 localnici recomandă
Sri Venkateswara Temple
7 localnici recomandă
Yoga classes, meditation, kirtan chanting and vegetarian meals
Govinda Valley Retreat
51 Lady Carrington Road
Yoga classes, meditation, kirtan chanting and vegetarian meals