Just got back from my mum & daughter weekend in Wollongong, first time I have ever visited it. In spite of the inclement weather, we managed to pack in a slow, two hour ride north, towards Ocean Park. What a lovely ride- all next to the sea and the beaches, all on bike paths, so safe for the family. I would like to return in summer and dive in for a swim somewhere along the route too! Cliff bride and the buid up to it is breathtaking, so I reckon I'm finally going to enter the Sydney to Gong this year- I'll just have to ride Galston gorge a bit more, to prepare for that 'nice' climb up Rawson Road...the views, however, will make the pain worth it!

What's also really handy is the 'Gong Shuttle' a free bus service every 20 minutes in both directions, which takes you all around the centre of Wollongong. I don't know of any such initiative in Sydney, apart from Paramatta...sure could do with more of this kind of service.

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Tags: Gong Shuttle, Illawarra, Sydney to Gong, Wollongong, family rides

Comment by PeterT on July 18, 2011 at 4:26pm

That looks awesome.

I'm planning a trip down Gong end of the month , before heading up to Kangaroo Valley and those pictures are nice. Hoping to find more scenic, road bike friendly routes

Comment by tonydelyall on July 23, 2011 at 10:13am
There is also another off-road cycleway in the south that runs around the north and east side of the lake. About 25km length is my guess.
Comment by Susanna Mills on July 23, 2011 at 1:10pm
Thanks for the info. Tony. I saw that one on one of the maps I got, but the weather was really inclement, so I decided not to head South. I'll be sure to explore it next time I go- in warmer weather!

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