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Shae Killey4 years ago

Settle the score once and for all

When you spend plenty of time with your mates there's always a lot of arrogant banter thrown around about who's the better athlete, who can party harder, or who's better at a certain video game - just to name a few. It's time to stop talking the talk and start walking the walk. Organise a day off work and let your partner know that you'll be spending the day competing in a range of activities with your brother from another mother. It doesn't matter whether you want to place a wager on each activity or you want some bragging rights between you and your best mate, we've found three activities that'll have your competitive juices flowing.

The Warm Up

Espresso Warriors

Tasty breakfast selections, Expresso Warriors - Wollongong
Tasty breakfast selections, Espresso Warriors – Wollongong

Everybody knows you can’t perform at your maximum capacity without a proper nutritional breakfast and a good tasting coffee to awaken the senses. Tell your fellow competitor to meet you at Espresso Warriors where you can both indulge in some pancakes with banana, strawberries and a scoop of ice cream or select from a range of more wholesome options. This vibrant and dynamic cafe is the perfect place to start throwing around some friendly banter over a rich full-bodied coffee before the serious stuff starts.
Where: Westfield Warragong King Street Wollongong NSW


Competition Golf

Port Kembla Golf Club

Tranquil surroundings, Port Kembla Golf Club - Port Kembla
Tranquil surroundings, Port Kembla Golf Club – Primbee

What better way to prove your dominance within your friendship group than winning a round of golf. Port Kembla Golf Club is an 18 hole par 72 course and is rated as one of the best golf courses in the entire Wollongong region. Be sure to do your research before each hole though, as the blend of tree-lined fairways and strategically placed water hazards means what may feel like a fairway ball is actually a dropped shot. With a first-class clubhouse as well, you can hang around after your game and make the loser shout a delectable bistro-style lunch and cold tap beer.
Where: Golf Place Primbee NSW


Who can stand higher on the podium?

Foxico Go Karting

Fast-paced track, Foxico Kart Racing - Port Kembla
Fast-paced track, Foxico Go Karting – Kembla Grange

After spending a few hours whacking a golf ball around the wide open spaces at Port Kembla Golf Club, you won’t want to do anything too strenuous. So head down to Foxico Go Karting and strap yourself in for an afternoon of exhilarating, fast-paced go karting action. With state-of-the-art karts and an open air track, you can feel like a Formula 1 driver for the day as you race towards a podium finish. The wide tracks mean you can race and overtake like a professional and won’t have to resort to any dirty tactics in order to get the big W on the board. It doesn’t matter whether it’s you and your best mate or your whole friendship group, make some time for a few races at Foxico Go Karting to find out who the real champion is.
Where: Corner West Dapto RD & Princes HWY Kembla Grange NSW


Timeout 

The German Club Wollongong

Friendly atmosphere, The German Club Wollongong - Kembla Grange
Friendly atmosphere, The German Club Wollongong – Kembla Grange

After killing it on the karts, take it down a couple of notches and enjoy a couple of beverages over some traditional German cuisine at The German Club Wollongong. Slice into a lightly spiced bratwurst sausage served with traditional saurkraut and reflect on that perfect shot you hit earlier or how you took the lead on the final lap.  At this German inspired venue it’s Oktoberfest all year around, so make sure you have a stein of German lager beer or a German wine during the penultimate stop on your day of competition.
Where: 636A Northcliffe Drive Kembla Grange NSW


Who can catch the bigger fish?

Night fishing at Port Kembla Breakwall

Great little spot to fish, Port Kembla Breakwall - Port Kembla
Great little spot to fish, Port Kembla Breakwall – Port Kembla

If you won the golf but lost in the go karts (or vice versa), the only way to truly determine the winner for the day would be to see who can catch the biggest fish. So bait up your line, find your best lure, grab a few torches and head to the Port Kembla Breakwall for some night fishing. This fishing spot is renowned among locals as a good place to catch bonnies and salmon. If you’ve tried this spot before without any luck, you can always click here to find some more secret Wollongong fishing spots. Win, lose or draw, be sure to shake your friends hand at the end of what was sure to be a day filled with laughs and memories.
Where: 1 Foreshore Road Port Kembla NSW


Do you like to compete with your mates? Tell us how you gain bragging rights within your friendship group.

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