Christmas Gift Ideas in Wollongong

If you are after some unique Christmas Gift Ideas in Wollongong, then check out the fun experiences on offer below.
All run by local businesses, be sure to book in ASAP! Availability for these events won’t last long.

South Coast Comedy, Food & Wine Tour

south-coast-comedy-food-and-wine-tour_ftWhen: Saturday, 14 January 2017
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Kenny Escapes – Food, Wine, Experiences have joined Wollongong Comedy to bring you a day unlike any other.
Combining two of life’s most pleasurable experiences, comedy and wine, the South Coast Comedy, Food & Wine Tour is an event not to be missed.
Featuring Sydney headliner Andrew Barnett and Mc’d by talented local comic Stu Machperson, the tour will take in some of the South Coast’s finest wineries.
South Coast Wineries
You will be treated to an afternoon of wine tasting at two of the South Coast’s finest wineries Silos Estate and Two Figs Winery where you will enjoy their award-winning local wines, sample gourmet produce from the Shoalhaven Region and be wowed by stunning views and scenery along the way.
For dinner, you will indulge in a 2-course meal at picturesque Cambewarra Estate which includes two glasses of wine or beer with dinner before the main show.
After dinner, be prepared for some belly laughs as Andrew Barnett takes to the stage for a comedy show!
Andrew has a relaxed, affable style which belies a razor-sharp wit. His comedy is filled with insightful observations and witty anecdotes and is a sure crowd favorite wherever he performs.
Andrew Barnett has been described as “Warm, personal and Hilarious” by Akmel Saled.
Sounds like the perfect day! BOOK NOW

32nd Illawarra Folk Festival

illawarra-folk-festivalWhen: 12 – 15 January
Where: Bulli Showground
With over 150 acts jamming it out over 4 days, the annual Illawarra Folk Festival will take the holidays up a notch.
Over 4 exciting days get set to discover folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and celtic music plus poetry, comedy and dance with local and international acts.
Come for one day or come for all four. Why not make it a truly magical experience and camp out under the stars of the Northern Illawarra escarpment with camping and onsite parking available.
This is an all ages event. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free (with a paying parent). Ages 12+ require a ticket. All minors aged 18 and under must be accompanied by a ‘responsible adult’.
View the Full Program including scheduled artist details.
Fringe Events
Fringe events include the Honk! Oz (15 to 17 January 2017), Folk Music School open to all ages with approx. 40 workshops (11/12 January 2017), Green Music Train (14/15 January 2017), Tripe Dinner and Dinner Italian Style (12 January 2017) and more.
Check the FRINGE EVENTS Calendar
When you purchase a ticket to the 32nd Annual Illawarra Folk Festival and enter the promo code ‘FestivalCD’, you will receive a Festival Souvenir CD (double CD with 42 artists) absolutely FREE!
Offer applies to all Adult 4 Day (with or without camping), Adult Weekend and Adult Day (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) Passes. Offer expires midnight on Monday 9 January 2017.
Anyone using the promo code will be given their Festival CD when they arrive at the Festival.

Lagoon Restaurant Voucher

Located in picturesque Stuart Park at North Wollongong and open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Lagoon Restaurant offers a sophisticated dining experience.
Gift cards are available for any amount making it the perfect solution for Christmas. Simply purchase at Lagoon reception or phone (02) 4226 1677.
‘Signature Dishes’ Recipe Book
Invited around for Christmas feast? Help cook up a storm with The Lagoon Restaurants ‘Signature Dishes’ recipe book.
Signature Dishes is a collection of tasty recipes and mouth-watering images.
Don’t miss out! Purchase for $29.00 from Lagoon reception or purchase online.
Recipe Book and Restaurant Voucher Packs
(available from Lagoon Reception)
Pack 1 – $120 includes Signature Dishes recipe book and $100 Lagoon Restaurant voucher
Pack 2 – $75 includes Signature Dishes recipe book and $50 Lagoon Restaurant voucher

 Phone: Lagoon Restaurant on (02) 4226 1677.

Sunset Cinema – Wollongong

When: 16 December – 18 February
Where: Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Choose from over 25 fabulous films with everything from blockbusters, comedies, thrillers and some ‘family friendly’ themed movies.
There is even a fully licensed bar on-site and delicious wood-fired pizzas from Fired Up Mobile Pizza available.
Now in its fifth season, the Sunset Cinema will run from 16 December until 18 February, with three screenings each week.

Just Cruisin Harley Davidson Motorcycle Tours

Nothing compares with riding a Harley – it’s the sound of the engine, the feeling of horse power, the head-turning design and the maximum comfort that make Harley Davidson bikes legendary.
Business owner Steve Melchior has more than 45 years riding experience and people all over the Illawarra, Sydney, Europe and Asia seek him out.
Popular gift ideas:

  • One hour Solo tour with Just Cruisin’ T-shirt or Sea Cliff Bridge T shirt $125.00
  • One hour Sidecar or Trike tour with Just Cruisin’ T-shirt or Sea Cliff Bridge T shirt $225.00
  • One hour Solo tour with Just Cruisin’ T-shirt or Sea Cliff Bridge T shirt and cap$145.00.
  • One hour Sidecar or Trike tour with one Just Cruisin’ T-shirt or Sea Cliff Bridge T shirt and one cap $245.00.

Visit for more details and to book.
The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd

Where: Stuart Park, Wollongong
When: Sunday, 12 February 2017
Wollongong fans are invited to head down to the foreshore of North Wollongong Beach to beautiful pine tree lined Stuart Park on Sunday 12 February 2017.
This will be an evening of music under the stars featuring The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd along with HARTS, Ocean Alley and Sahara Beck.
With Christmas celebrations just around the corner tickets to one of these unique events would take pride of place under the chrissy tree!
Ticket Prices:
Premium GA:  $159.90
General Admission:  $99.90
Child (Ages 10-14): $65.40
This is an all ages event.

  • Kids aged 15 to 18: Must have a valid full priced Adults ticket and MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Kids aged 10 to 14: $62.90 plus fees – MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Kids under 10: Free – MUST be accompanied by parent or legal guardian

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