{Mount Keira Ring Trail}

For generations the Mount Keira Ring Track has been the ‘stomping ground’ for many Scouts, picnickers and bushwalkers… but it’s the history beyond, that makes this beautiful natural place so significant and special in the hearts of many Wollongong locals. This is a detailed guide, featuring all the local tricks of the in’s and out’s of the trail so you can make your way around the ring and maybe even take a few little side trails… … More {Mount Keira Ring Trail}

{Nellie’s Glen Picnic Area}

There is something very bohemian about this hidden little gem tucked away between Jamberoo and Robertson. A country road, the unassuming signage – blink and you miss it, taking you to a magical place. Wandering in the area you are transported to a time of picnics, drawing cascades in pastels and secret rendezvous and skinny dips in the afternoon sunlight in azure pools from a time gone by. … More {Nellie’s Glen Picnic Area}

{Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens}

{Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens}
Not always does our physical mobility give us the luxury of escaping deep into the bush of the escarpment, thankfully Wollongong shares a beautiful garden that fuses native bushland with a majestic botanically rich garden. The Illawarra Rhododendron Garden enjoys a luscious location where the rainforest from the Northern Mt Keira, gracefully merges with blooms, ponds, nested gazebos and interesting indigenous species. … More {Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens}

Stolen reptiles, illegal drug crops and assaults; these are but a few issues for private landowners on the Illawarra escarpment.

It is a common misconception that the bush belongs to everyone and as locals we all have fair right to enter and play as we please. In the Illawarra, this mentality is well entrenched, but it is simply not the case. … More Stolen reptiles, illegal drug crops and assaults; these are but a few issues for private landowners on the Illawarra escarpment.