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Stanwell Park Beach Reserve & Playground

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by Ivana Katz (subscribe)
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Published February 21st 2012
As I drove to Wollongong, I decided to stop for a break. I looked on the map and saw that Stanwell Park was just a few minutes away. I didn't know what to expect as I turned into Station Street. Suddenly the most picturesque spot lay before me.

The park had the greenest grass and trees, which beautifully contrasted with white sand and crystal blue ocean.

And as if that wasn't enough - a great café, which served not only the perfect coffee and refreshing ice cream, but delicious hot food. The café manager was extremely helpful and very friendly.

Needless to say, I didn't stay for just coffee, but for the afternoon, enjoying the beautiful scenery and watching hangliders circle the sky and land on the beach, while my junior boss played in the awesome playground and chased the ball around the park.

Stanwell Park has plenty of trees which provide shade, as well as BBQs and undercover seating areas. There are two car parks – one near the beach and one beside the café and also toilets. For children, there is plenty of room to run around and even fly a kite.

Master 10 and I were both completely taken by the beauty of this unexpected discovery and can't wait to get back there again.

What are some amazing places that you have visited that simply blew you away?

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Why? Awesome park with breathtaking scenery
When: All year round
Where: Stanwell Park
Cost: Free
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