Day 1 – The Summit 

Prepare yourself for a day of team strategy and perseverance to kick off the 2015 Bravo Team Challenge. Starting at the Wollongong Botanical Gardens, your team will have to both navigate and hike their way to the summit of Mt Keria, which includes a 12 kilometre track and 980 metres of elevation. There will be a variety of challenges along the way to test your mental capacity under fatigue.
Where:  Murphys Avenue Keiraville NSW

Fuel-up before you start


Great a great tasting coffee, Barlissimo - Wollongong
Great a great tasting coffee, Barlissimo – Gwynneville

Choosing what meal you’re going to be indulging in before the big event is always important. Whether you’re someone who needs a coffee’s pre-workout powers before a day of exercise or you prefer to steer clear of liquids altogether and head straight for a wholesome breakfast, stopping in at Barlissimo will be the perfect preparation before the day one summit climb. The organic coffee from this cafe is locally sourced and goes perfectly with the Barlissimo Big Breakfast. However, the Ravenous Athletes Muesli would probably be a more suitable option for those who want to feel a bit lighter before they compete.
Where:  Shop 4, 174-182 Gipps Road Gwynneville NSW

 Day 2 – Adventure Playground 

Day two begins at the Wollongong Botanical Gardens, but instead of heading up Mt Kiera you will be tackling a range of different obstacles that are enough to test the willpower of anyone competing. Pull yourself up, dust yourself off and conquer that next hurdle, as you step out of your comfort zone and work every muscle in your body.
Where: Murphys Avenue Keiraville NSW

Recover in style 

Mango Tree Cafe & Restaurant 

Chicken curry dish, Mango Tree Cafe and Restaurant - Wollongong
Chicken curry dish, Mango Tree Cafe and Restaurant – Wollongong

Okay so you’re sore as hell and just need a place to collapse and recover over a nice carbo-loaded Indian dish from Mango Tree Cafe and Restaurant. There’s not a dish served at this restaurant that isn’t delicious, but unfortunately you can’t order them all, so we suggest to order either the methi Malai chicken, Bombay beef or tandoori jumbo prawns. If you’re thinking about bring the whole team down, book early as this place is popular with Wollongong locals. Takeaway is also available if you just want to relax your muscles at home with a delicious Indian cuisine.
Where: 18 Cliff Road Wollongong NSW

 Day 3 – Conquer The Coast

By the time day three arrives you’re sure to be quite weary, so be sure to be fill up on brain food before kickoff because today is about working smarter not harder. Work through a bunch of challenges along the beautiful Wollongong coastline that require the perfect mix of imagination and toughness. The day finishes at WIN Stadium where you will have to scale every seat for letters that will lead you to the finish line.
Where:  WIN Stadium Crown Street Wollongong NSW

Indulge after the finish line 

Il Nido Trattoria Pizzeria

Lovely house made Italian pizza selections, Il Nido Trattoria Pizzeria - Balgoiwnie
Lovely house made Italian pizza selections, Il Nido Trattoria Pizzeria – Balgoiwnie

Gather all your Bravo Team members and head out for a night of celebration at Il Nido Trattoria Pizzeria. Relax your tired body into your chair with a glass of wine in hand, as you munch into some of the best authentic Italian food in Wollongong.  This family owned restaurant is located in the northern suburbs of Wollongong and provides the perfect rustic surroundings for you and your friends to reminisce about the amazing times you had during the Bravo Team Challenge. After all that exercise you can afford to indulge in a free range pressed pork belly with braised cabbage and baked onion or a range of different pizza options. Make Il Nido Trattoria your final stop on a gruelling but rewarding weekend.
Where: 1/154 Balgownie Road Balgownie NSW
Are you heading to the Bravo Team Challenge this weekend? Let us know where you’ll be fuelling up.