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Wallet-Friendly Date Night Ideas In The Illawarra  

Wow your significant other without breaking the bank.


Saving for a house? Or maybe you’ve just spent all your money on Friday night drinks with your tribe but still need to impress your other half with some dedicated couple time?

Impressing your lovahhhh doesn’t have to be expensive, over the top or put you into serious credit card debt!

All you need is love…..and some fish and chips.

Here’s some date night ideas in the Illawarra for the thrifty romantics among us.



1 :: Grab some takeaway from Bulli Beach Café and picnic on the point at Bulli Beach.

Wallet Friendly Date Nights Bulli Beach Cafe


2 :: Spend the day at the beach [take your pick – we have so many gorgeous ones in the Illawarra!] then pop into Stoic Brewing for a coldie and check out what the food truck is offering up.

Wallet Friendly Date Nights Stoic Brewing Gerringong


3 :: Swing by The Station Café & Takeaway in Woonona for some fish and chips, pack an esky and hit your favourite beach, park or cliff top to watch the sun go down.

Wallet Friendly Date Nights Station Cafe and Takeawar Woonona


4 :: Takeaway sushi from Moon’s Sushi in Shellharbour, sit by the marina to eat it, followed by dessert at Café Kiama & Scoops Ice Creamery.

Wallet Friendly Date Nights Cafe Kiama Scoops Ice Creamery


5 :: Lunchtime takeaway from Penny Whistlers [or dine in because it’s hard to beat that view].

Wallet Friendly Date Nights Penny Whistlers Kiama


6 :: Head to Berry and load up on burger deliciousness at The Hungry Monkey before swinging by The Treat Factory in Berry on your way home.

Wallet Friendly Date Nights Hungry Monkey Berry


7 :: Picnic at Apex Park in Berry and if you don’t want to pack your own, grab some goodies at Milkwood Bakery and the famous Donut Van.

Wallet Friendly Date Nights Milkwood Bakery Berry


8 :: Pick up a seafood platter from Harley & Johns Seafood and have a date night at home or head to the beach.

Wallet Friendly Date Nights Harley & Johns Seafood


So there you go, gang. Here’s to happy endings [the Disney version, thanks!!].


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