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aerial view of Wollongong
​​Photo: Dee Kramer

Wollongong is a beautiful seaside city nestled between the dramatic Illawarra escarpment and the Tasman Sea, located only an hour’s drive south of Sydney. 

The buzzing city centre offers shopping, art galleries, cafés, restaurants boasting fresh seafood and a lively bar scene. 

This is complemented by the abundance of natural beauty on offer with 17 stunning beaches, historic harbours and coastal rainforests making it the perfect spot for outdoor adventure and activities for the whole family.

Attractions and Experiences

  • Explore the Royal National Park, the world’s 2nd oldest National Park, or the 30 million-year-old Illawarra escarpment which offers a number of hiking trails and stunning scenic lookouts

  • Marvel in the view from above with Australia’s highest altitude beach skydive, a tandem hang-glide over the ocean, or get your adrenalin racing in an aerobic flight over the coastline in a classic biplane

  • Take advantage of the unspoilt beaches and waterways with a surf lesson or a stand-up paddle board tour

  • Cross the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge on the back of a Harley Davidson with Just Cruisin’ Motorcycle Tours, or if cars are your thing, drive a Porsche with Cliff to Coast Sports Car Drives

  • See Australia’s cutest native wildlife up close and personal at Symbio Wildlife Park

  • Visit the Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Take a guided temple tour and immerse yourself in Buddhist philosophy, or learn the ancient art of origami, tai chi or calligraphy

  • Sit back, relax and watch the waves at any number of beach-side cafes in quaint seaside villages such as Kiama and Shellharbour

  • Explore the network of elevated walkways through rare rainforest at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

  • Head to Illawarra Fly and experience stunning views on a 1.5km Tree Top Walk on the steel walkway, or the highest Zip Line tour in Australia 

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Visit our City Centre

There's always lots happening in our City Centre. The heart of Wollongong offers plenty of retail options, including the popular Crown Street Mall and Wollongong Central shopping areas, markets, dining and regular events. 

For more information visit​.

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