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Kürtősh, Wollongong

Located down in the trendy Globe Lane at Wollongong is the bakery Kürtosh. The industrial feel of the bakery and cafe give it a modern vibe with marble, exposed pipes and metallic lighting. However it...

Zen Oasis vegetarian restaurant, Berrima

To drive an hour and a half for good food may seem absurd to some, but this is not uncommon for my mother and her friends. My Mum has forever talked about this little vegetarian restaurant, in the middle of...
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.

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...

Guide to the Gong

It is around this time of year that there is a feeling in the air; of holidays speedily coming and going, sunshine beckoning us outside and willing us to stop working and enjoy the...

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.

Easter long weekend

April is awesome! How often do you get a 4 day weekend? I've always wanted to see a waterfall... so here was my chance. The Minnamurra Rainforest is a 2 hour drive south of Sydney. There are 2 fabulous walks which take you through elevated timber boardwalks and swinging bridges. Part of it was so steep... but the workout was definately worthwhile. The waterfall was amazing! And it was lovely to take in deep breaths of nature... ah....

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...

A day trip from Sydney to Merimbula

With Zen being a massive plane enthusiast, and I being the keen traveler, we were both thrilled to discover that a dear friend's hubby flew his very own plane. Not as the pilot of...

Wiseman Park Wollongong City Bowling Club

Imagine has closed From first appearances, you'd be forgiven for thinking this was just an average senior's bowling club bistro. Oh, how wrong I was! Zen's workmate DC has been a local at the club for...

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