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Southern Gateway Centre

Princes Motorway | Bulli Tops, Bulli Tops, New South Wales 2516, Australia
+61 2 4267 5910
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Getting the simple basics wrong

Guys, They have a prime location but not the service to match. Tasty foods and icecream... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rustybeats
via mobile
Great food and Fantastic View

Fantastic Views of the Illawarra Beaches and Food was lovely at the cafe both dine in and takeaway... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fpaust2015
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New South Wales, Australia
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The Southern Gateway Centre is located on the Princes Highway at Bulli Tops 45minutes south of Sydney, welcoming visitors to the region overlooking spectacular views of the Illawarra coastline. The Centre houses a number of independent businesses including the Destination Wollongong Visitor Information Centre, the Altitude 1148 restaurant and kiosk and the Gelato Emporium.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Princes Motorway | Bulli Tops, Bulli Tops, New South Wales 2516, Australia
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+61 2 4267 5910
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guys, They have a prime location but not the service to match. Tasty foods and icecream... besides 1 icecream flavour that was beyond disgusting. Asked for an exchange, but rather than extending a normal service, charged us for it. Quite disappointing. Just another roadside shop,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Views of the Illawarra Beaches and Food was lovely at the cafe both dine in and takeaway. Seafood basket enough for 2 people to share.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tourist Information recently built to maximise the views over Wollongong similar to Sublime Point Lookout. Very modern and views are great on a clear day.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Dropped off at the Cafe for a coffee and small bite. Chicken and cheese sandwich is good. Partner has stopped here several times and served by this same guy who has really bad attitude. We stay away from the ice cream here as it's overly...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Worth a stop to see the panoramic views along the coastline of Wollongong. Great viewing platform is provided. Café is immaculately clean. The café itself has a range of meals available although the service is a bit slow and the overall atmosphere is a bit...More

Thank Michael N
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Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Southern Gateway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you Michael N for taking the time to write a review on the Southern Gateway Centre. We will pass on the feedback to the cafe and restaurant. Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This building cost a fortune of rate payers' money to construct and has totally failed my expectations as a possible stand out venue. The ample parking (maybe because no one goes there) and the view are really the only saving graces.More

Thank Phillip K
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Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Southern Gateway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you Phillip K for taking the time to review the Southern Gateway Centre. We are thankful for the Southern Gateway Centre as a place where three locally owned businesses can operate almost 365 days a year. Staff have the best view in the Illawarra,...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A good place to stop, where you can grab a bite to eat. The view is magnificent and you can get lots of information about the Wollongong area. The facilities are clean and well maintained.More

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Dest-Wollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Southern Gateway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thankyou Portsea1 for taking the time to write a lovely review on the Southern Gateway Centre. The View from the Southern Gateway Centre is the star attraction, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Visitor Information Centre. We do our best to keep...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to a clean well appointed centre with helpful staff. Enjoyed the computer displays & information. Also had an excellent set of booklets on the local & adjacent areas. Clean toilets & free wifi were also appreciated. Add the great views/ viewing platform...More

Thank Caz B
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DesinationWollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Southern Gateway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you Caz B for your fantastic review of the Southern Gateway Centre! The Information Centre prides its self on being a modern friendly facility discretely filled with all the information of NSW, the East Coast of Australia and of course being experts on the...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Located on Bulli tops off the south bound lanes, has a great restaurant that caters for out door eating to restaurant dining, indian, seafood burgers, a bit for everyone. There is a Gelato parlor, tourist info. Stopping just for the views is well worth it.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

This stopover provides as great view up and down the coast. It was particularly convenient for us as we were towing a caravan and parking spaces for large vehicles were provided. We really enjoyed the smoothies in the cafe while taking in the views below.More

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DesinationWollongong, Visitor Services Specialist at Southern Gateway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you Bryon D for taking the time to post a review on the Southern Gateway Centre. We are delighted to hear that you found the centre easily accessible and pleasantly convenient with both the Information Centre and Restaurants overlooking the magnificent view of the...More

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