"Woonona - South Coast beaches" Woonona by Eugenetheduck

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Woonona Beach

Even on a miserable day it's a beautiful beach. Great surfing. I have swam with dolphins and even a penguin. Watch out for the rips that can form quickly. There is a bike track that runs along the ocean from Thirroul past Wollongong, it takes about an hour.....with young children 3 hours. There are a lot of great kids playgrounds along the way.

Symbio Wildlife Park

This wildlife park is a short drive north from Woonona. There are many kangaroos to feed.

Another great wildlife park accessable by train from Sydney is Featherdale. It is one of the best for hands on experiences - 100 Japanese tourists a day can't be wrong(maybe an over exaggeration). You can feed the kangaroos, wallabies and emus, pat koalas and snakes, get up close to Tawny Frogmouths and kookaburras, and in the warmer months watch their crocodile be feed a chicken.

But if you like crocodiles, we loved Steve Irwins 'Australia Zoo' - but that's in Queensland!

Of course, there are a lot of places you can camp that you may encounter kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, in the wild....and if you light up a BBQ you may even be joined by a kookaburra or 5 (they are known to swoop down and steal meat from a hotplate!)

Our new bridge

Opened on the 11th December 2005, this new bridge replaces a road that was closed more than it was open due to land slides and large rocks falling on the road. For the last couple of years the locals north of the closure did it tough, especially the kids that had to bus around the closure to school and the shops/pubs that virtually went broke. This picture is from the RTA site (http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/constructionmaintenance/downloads/lhd_photos_dl1.html)showing an aerial view of the finished product. It is part of the Lawrence Hargraves Drive.

  • Last visit to Woonona: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 8, 2006
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