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Hi, I am A Pal and this is my corner.

I enjoy travelling like everyone else, but I also enjoy finding new things to do at home.

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My WeekendNotes - 43
For the last two weeks I had been looking forward to walking through Helensburgh Tunnel to see the infamous Glow Worms. ... [more]
One festive-filled day, we made our way through Jamberoo to Barren Grounds Nature Reserve. The National Parks Associatio... [more]
The day started early with a drive to Jones Beach, the meeting spot for our 13 hour photo shoot. You could also call it ... [more]
We had taken a drive to Canberra to check out Enlighten. We left Wollongong in storms and hit Canberra in rain. We decid... [more]
I'm horrified of motorbikes but for good reason - when I was very little, my uncle had an extremely bad accident while r... [more]
I was told I should attend a park run one Saturday morning by a guy I met at a meetup. What is a Park Run? It is a f... [more]
I was bored one weekend and was trying to think of something to do. Scrolling through Facebook, I noticed it was the 1st... [more]
I was greeted at the front door by a volunteer named Barry. He was making sure the front was clean. The place looked clo... [more]
Last year as part of the Heritage Festival, Wollongong City Council put on a guided tour of the Heritage Trail. The tour... [more]
With rain looming I headed up Mt Ousley and did a U-turn on the Picton Exit. I parked in the very first truck stop. What... [more]
One sunny winter's day I decided to go on the lookout for the best view in town. I ended up at Mount Keira Scout Cam... [more]
I decided I would go on one of my many usual walks around Balgownie. They take about half an hour. This one starts at Li... [more]
Port Kembla is the industrial heart of the Illawarra. It is a hard find to try and find a local that does not have a fam... [more]
Wollongong City Council put on an all day all ages event by Wollongong Harbour. The day kicks off at 8am with the Aquath... [more]
26/01/2017
Sassafras Nuts is 2 hours south of Wollongong or 45 minutes south of Nowra. Sassafras Nuts is located on Braidwood Road.... [more]
Forager's Bulli Forager's is held every Sunday between 9am and 2pm. They have a large range of clothes, fresh fruit an... [more]
Wonderwalls festival where we get 18 artists to paint 15 murals on a blank canvas being the side of a building or a reta... [more]
25/11/2016 - 27/11/2016
The Hunter Valley Gardens were started by the Roche family in 1999. With 60 acres of gardens it is the largest in Au... [more]
04/11/2016 - 26/01/2017
The Basketball season is upon us. Wollongong hosts the oldest NBL team, the Illawarra Hawks. They are also the only team... [more]
11/02/2017
You have booked, received your tickets and are a month away from departure. You are researching your stops so you can pa... [more]
The one and only event that shuts Corrimal down is Spring into Corrimal. The main events happen on the Princess Highway ... [more]
11/09/2016
The Kangaroo Valley is an 1 hour and 15 minute drive south of Wollongong in the Shoalhaven. We started at Hampden Br... [more]
The Illawarra Grevillea Park is located in Bulli behind the Showground. You could spend all day here weaving in and out ... [more]
Bald Hill is situated at the top of Lawrence Hargrave Drive. This lookout is our most northern lookout and a stop on the... [more]
Italians from all over Wollongong gather in Crown Street Mall on the last Saturday of May or the first Saturday in June ... [more]
04/06/2016
Illawarra Grevillea Park is situated behind the Bulli Showground in front of Slacky Flat Park. The entrance fee is $5.00... [more]
10/09/2016 - 11/09/2016
The Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventure is located an hour from Wollongong in Jamberoo or Knights Hill. The Illawarra Fly re... [more]
I have found a good day's drive where you can enjoy the waterfalls of the Illawarra/Southern Highlands. The day consists... [more]
Steel Town Port Kembla is an art exhibition at Wollongong Art Gallery showcasing images of when the steel works started ... [more]
ArtExpress is an art exhibition showcasing outstanding works made by 2015 HSC students from NSW. The works are nominated... [more]
Globe Lane is a little lane off Crown Street Mall. The start of Globe Lane looks a little quiet and uninviting ,but as y... [more]
Castagne Day is a day for the Italian community to gather at their favourite meeting place, The Fraternity Club in Fairy... [more]
15/05/2016
Free Tours Sydney run walking tours every day at 10:30am from the Archibald Statue in Hyde Park down Macquarie Street. T... [more]
South Coast Safaris is a local adventure company that does tours by kayak and bushwalking; you can do a couple of hours... [more]
While Shoalhaven wineries may not be well known, there are quite a few of them and heaps of different tours to go on. T... [more]
Sculptures in the Garden is run by Wollongong City Council as a competition for some new artwork. This year there ar... [more]
12/03/2016 - 28/03/2016
Starting from Stuart Park, follow the beach along the Blue Mile which starts at North Beach. If you walk on the botto... [more]
Vapiano is located below the Grace Hotel on the corner of King & York Street. The way it works is you walk in, th... [more]
Uloola track is an 11km hike from Waterfall to Heathcote via Karlo pools located in the Royal National park. The walk st... [more]
Gelato Emporium This out of the way/stop-over from Sydney sells the best local gelato with one scoop being $5. It not ... [more]
The Colour Run is on again on 22 May 2016. I am so excited to be able to do this run again. I find this run a funny o... [more]
22/05/2016
The Nan Tien Temple in Berkeley is a 15 minute drive south of Wollongong. The temple opened in 1995 and is a branch of F... [more]
We decided to go to High Tea at Ravensthorpe in Albion Park. High Tea happens every Sunday between 3pm and 5pm in th... [more]