Australian Cycling Holidays offers self-guided, relaxing cycling getaways. Everything is organised for you, all you have to do is pedal! Their Escarpment Tours allow you to explore the idyllic South Coast...
From hang-gliding and skydiving to water sports, cycling and bushwalking, the beautiful Wollongong region offers exhilarating adventures. Enjoy tandem hang-gliding above the sea at Stanwell Park and cycling on 42 km of shared pathways. Even tiny tots can explore at the Early Start Discovery Space.
Fun adventure in Wollongong
Memorable adventures begin in the splendid Wollongong region, just south of Sydney on the Grand Pacific Drive, a spectacular touring route. Discover the many wonderful and thrilling experiences, including hang-gliding, skydiving, surfing, sailing, waterskiing, diving, cycling and bushwalking.
Gorgeous beaches dot the coast, from Stanwell Park Beach in the north to Windang Beach in the south. You can learn to surf with Pines Surfing Academy and Australian Surf Tours. For diving, join Windang Dive on a guided tour in the crystal-clear waters of the magnificent NSW South Coast.
Try hang-gliding and paragliding at Stanwell Tops in Stanwell Park, where Australian aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave first flew in his box kite on 12 November, 1894. Sydney Hang Gliding Centre, Hangglide Oz, Warren Windsports and Adventure Plus Paragliding offer tandem flights.
With magnificent views and enchanting forest, the Illawarra Escarpment is perfect for bushwalking. Sublime Point walking track, just north of Thirroul, ascends to a breathtaking coastal lookout over Bulli and beyond. Just west of central Wollongong are Mount Keira and Mount Kembla ring tracks.
Cycling is popular in the region, with 42 km of shared pathways. You can pedal as far south as Lake Illawarra, which is popular for sailing, waterskiing, kayaking, fishing and stand-up paddleboarding. At the Early Start Discovery Space, toddlers can embark on intriguing adventures such as the Dig.
For motor enthusiasts, get behind the wheel of a Porsche with Cliff to Coast Sports Car Drives and drive over the Sea Cliff Bridge, an engineering marvel. To experience the thrill of travelling at more than 200 km/h, go tandem skydiving with Skydive Sydney – Wollongong and land next to a beach.