As part of our #DiscoverDownUnder series my son and I went to Wollongong to check out the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach for 24 hours and make the most of a road trip to the Coastal town located two hours’ drive south of Sydney and north of the southern coast.

The perfect escape for a winter retreat for all the family, there really is something to suit kids (and big kids alike).

Millions invested in renovation

The Novotel Wollongong Northbeach has undergone a dramatic renovation, which took place in the pandemic. Having stayed there previously, prior to the renovation, it was clear to see the investment which has been made to elevate the offering to create a premium experience for guests.

In addition to the rooms which have been elevated to a premium finish and plush feel, the eateries have also been heavily invested in, which doesn’t go unnoticed!  Guests can soak up the atmosphere at the Adrift Pool Bar, North Bar and Palisade Kitchen & Bar. The new gym also feels like your own local gym, a home away from home!


It’s safe to say that the accommodation at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach is quite breathtaking with panoramic views of the stunning seaside, sandy coast, juxta positioned by the mountain outlook.


View Novotel Northbeach


The chic interiors reflect the beauty of the lush location. The spacious rooms Novotel Wollongong Northbeach are ideal hotel for both leisure and business travellers, and the freestanding bath in our room really was the icing on the cake!

Freestanding bath at Novotel Northbeach

Foodie delights

You are spoilt for choice at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, offering six incredible dining & drinking experiences:

I had the absolute delight of enjoying the culinary delights of the Palisade Kitchen and Bar, the food was out of this world, coupled by the stunning views (and friendly service), couldn’t recommend frequenting this eatery on your visit more highly (even if you’re not staying at the hotel it’s with a visit!).


Crudo at Palisade

The breakfast alone is every buffet lovers dream, we simply couldn’t stop going back for more.



Special events


Just in time to catch the last of the sun for the Winter break, there’s even the options to spend a lazy afternoon in one of the stunning Adrift cabanas. These sanctuaries, perfectly positioned in the sun, are available for hire from Friday to Sunday. No minimum spend required, just book and prepay a platter for you & your mates.

The pool is also heated, so if the sun is shining and the mood takes you, a dip could be on the cards.

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach offers special access rooms, as well as interconnecting rooms suited to families.

To book these room types please contact the hotel directly on (02) 4224 3111 or email

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