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Places For Visiting Friends + Fam To Stay In The Illawarra

A list of accommodation options for when we open up to the world again!


We’re so excited that friends and family are a bee’s eggplant away from being able to visit us in the Illawarra again.

Things are still going to look a little different, that’s a given.

And that might mean that people might not be able stay overnight with us at home.

But that’s okay because there are plenty of awesome local accommodation options to make sure our friends and family are reacquainted with the beautiful Illawarra in style and comfort!

From quirky to snazzy and everything in between, here’s a list of some of our favourite places for friends and family to stay in the Illawarra.


Beach Vibes

Beach House, Gerroa

It sleeps 10, is styled to perfection [like staying in an interior design magazine!], has an open fire, massive rear deck with a hot tub that overlooks the ocean and it’s a stroll to the sand of one of our fave beaches! 

Beach House Gerroa


Room With A View

Headlands Hotel, Austinmer

From studio rooms to an amazing 205 metre squared two bedroom penthouse and amazing views, half the fun of staying at the Headlands Hotel is the fab places to eat + drink! 

Headlands Hotel Austinmer


Country Retreat

Amaroo House, Berry

This beautiful property on three acres is tucked between Berry and Seven Mile Beach at the base of Coolangatta Mountain has beautiful views and luxury accommodation that sleeps 12. And a pool  – always a winner! 

Amaroo House Berry


Bucket List

Dovecote, Gerringong

Set on 150 acres of oceanfront farmland with a fire pit, fireplace, large swimming pool, games room, gym and private access to Werri Beach. Oh, and it’s an architect’s daaaarrrrreeeeam. 

Dovecote Gerringong


Caravan and Camping Fun

Kendalls Beach Holiday Park, Kiama

One of the best locations in Kiama, this relaxed caravan park is right on the beach with a choice of camp sites, cabins, powered caravan sites and ensuite sites. 


City Slickers

Argo Apartments, Wollongong

Chic, serviced apartments on the doorstep of all the awesome shops, bars, pubs, cafes, markets and restaurants the Wollongong CBD has to offer. 

Argo Apartments Wollongong


Stately Style

Ravensthorpe Guesthouse, Albion Park

A grand manor house with an additional cottage, this is how we’d imagine life in the [fancy] olden days would look. High tea, tennis court, chandeliers, beautiful antique furniture and a pool. 

Ravensthorpe Guesthouse Albion Park


B+B By The Beach

Ocean Blue B and B, Stanwell Park

Choose from three suites in a house surrounded by a leafy, rainforest landscape, and take your full cooked breakfast out on the deck before wandering 600 metres down to the water’s edge for a morning dip. 

Ocean B and B Stanwell Park


In The Vines

Crooked River Wines, Gerringong

Willowvale Estate House sits within the grounds of Crooked River Winery, comfortably accomodating 8 guests and a full size kitchen. Oh, and the gang at Crooked River chuck in some bottles of wine to get your getaway off to the perfect start. 

Crooked River Wines Gerringong


Lake Vibes

Windang Beach Tourist Park, Windang Beach

Can’t choose between the lake or the beach? You don’t have to at Windang Tourist Beach Park – it’s perfectly placed between Lake Illawarra and Windag Beach!

Windang Beach Tourist Park


Farm Stay

Jamberoo Valley Farm, Jamberoo

A beautiful cottage in the country when you can absolutely relax, get back to nature and just breathe……

Jamberoo Valley Farm

Penny Webb

Penny is The Fold’s resident word nerd and Managing Editor. When she’s not whipping up articles about all the fabulous things to do and people to meet in the Illawarra, she moonlights as a taxi driver, ferrying three teenagers around the countryside (and back again)! Penny has an uncanny knack for attracting snakes to whatever mountain biking trail she hits on the weekend, which is quickly followed by a cheeky chardonnay or G&T to get over said slithery encounter.
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