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Sydney to Batemans Bay road trip

Sydney to Batemans Bay road trip

With my kid brother (11) and Zen's nephews (11 & 9) in tow, Zen and I decided to kick off 2014 with an adventure down the NSW South Coast! We've babysat plenty of times...

Shoalhaven Foodie Trail: Ulladulla, Milton, Mollymook, Huskisson and Berry

The Shoalhaven is a large region towards the south coast of New South Wales enviably settled between expansive coastlines and unspoilt mountains. A single road trip can take you across a variety of charming villages...

Cupitt Winery and Restaurant, Ulladulla

Weekends are made for wining and dining, and Cupitt Winery and Restaurant is perfect for both! Overlooking rolling green hills with Black Angus cows lazily grazing away and the sun beaming down on the back...

The Hungry Wolf, Wollongong

Tucked away just off Crown Street, The Hungry Wolf café has just opened it's doors to the people of Wollongong. Little brother of Wollongong's best whiskey bar the Howlin' Wolf, the Hungry Wolf is...

Balinese Spice Magic, Wollongong + Traditional Corn Fritter Recipe

Indonesia celebrated Independence Day last weekend, and marked its 69th year since declaring independence from the Dutch. Indonesia is an archipelago made up of around 17,000 islands, (try saying that three times quickly - archipelago,...

Piato Grand, Wollongong

Piato Grand sits within a shiney new apartment block and has only been operating for a couple of months. It's sister restaurant, which i've heard operates under the same name at the mall, has been running for over 3 years. This uber contemporary restaurant has all the ingredients that make it a place you would visit time after time. The specials menu was definately popular, as the rosemary quail with baba ganoush and the seafood risotto was sold out early in the night.

A day trip to Stanwell Park Beach

I had been back to work for exactly 4 weeks and felt like I needed a break more than ever. I love Stanwell Park because the Sea Cliff Bridge is absolutely amazing to drive on and the beach is peacefully full of energy. Hand gliders were out and about... but i simply enjoyed the sand and the sun.

Penny Whistlers, Kiama

What’s better than Sunday brunch at a café with a view? Not much in my opinion. Penny Whistlers in coastal Kiama provides great food and a great view out onto Kiama harbour. Not only...

Kneading Ruby, Wollongong

Along the backstreets of central Wollongong, you'll find perhaps the best pizza in town. You'd never know that tucked away in this former warehouse lies Kneading Ruby, until you walk by and hear the...
Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

Lunch at Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

The Nan Tien Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere... so it has kind of become a tourist attraction for any visiting relatives. And depite the rain yesterday, it was no exception for my great aunt. The temple is gloriously tranquil, filled with the grandeur of giant monuments, fancy landscapes and rich chandeliers. The dining hall, too, maintained the airy and peaceful ambience, with Buddha statues, soothing chants in the background and staff whom were extremely quiet and courteous. The vegetarian lunch set menu is available on Tuesdays to Fridays, 11am - 2pm, and on weekends from 11:30am until 2:30pm.

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