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  1. Maddens Falls

    Maddens Falls

    Take the easy Maddens Falls walk to the lookout for a view of the waterfall dropping from Maddens Creek to the pools below. The short and easy walking track is a great one for walking with children...

  2. O'Hares Creek lookout

    O'Hares Creek lookout

    For some of the best gorge views, make tracks to Dharawal National Park and O'Hares Creek lookout. Located within easy reach of Appin, Campbelltown and Wollongong, it's a great family day trip,...

  3. Illawarra Live Steamers

    Illawarra Live Steamers

    Illawarra Live Steamers runs miniature trains giving the young at heart train rides on the fourth Sunday of the month (except December). There is a small fee for the train ride which lasts five -...

  4. Symbio Wildlife Park

    Symbio Wildlife Park

    If it's a wildlife experience you are after, from seeing a rare Sumatran tiger feeding, cuddling up to a koala or hand feeding a kangaroo - Symbio really does get you closer!...

  5. Sublime Point walking track

    Sublime Point walking track

    Sublime Point walking track is one of the iconic treks of the Illawarra escarpment, and a challenging walk through lush coastal rainforest to the plateau above with incredible scenic views. The...

  6. Cawleys Road trail

    Cawleys Road trail

    Need a place to head out hiking or go mountain biking? Cawleys Road trail starts just off the old highway near Helensburgh and heads through low, open forest filled with scribbly gums, banksias and...

  7. Darkes Forest Riding Ranch

    Darkes Forest Riding Ranch

    Family owned and operated, Darkes Forest Riding Ranch is set in native bushland just over an hour south of Sydney, and 30 minutes north of Wollongong. It's a great place to enjoy a trail ride or a...

  8. Coalcliff Beach

    Coalcliff Beach

    Coalcliff is located 24 kilometres north of the Wollongong city centre. This is a small beach in the northern suburbs, surrounded by rocks and cliffs. It is also a popular fishing spot....

  9. Belmore Basin

    Belmore Basin

    Belmore Basin played a large part in Wollongong's early development as a busy sea port. There are tables and picnic facilities, restaurants, cafes and a playground.

    All...

  10. Forest walk to Sublime Point track

    Forest walk to Sublime Point track

    The Illawarra Escarpment offers a full range of exciting walks. This extended hike combines several of the best, threading through magnificent cliff-top rainforest and dry eucalypts. Start the walk...

  11. Windang Beach

    Windang Beach

    Windang Beach is located at the entrance to Lake Illawarra, 15 kilometres south of Wollongong's city centre. It offers spectacular views of the famous Five Islands off the Wollongong coastline....

  12. Stanwell Park Beach

    Stanwell Park Beach

    This pristine location at Stanwell Park Beach is ideal for families with a large reserve for picnicking and is located right on the beach. Surrounded by bushland, this proves popular for barbecues;...

  13. Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens

    Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens

    In 1968 the search for a suitable site revealed a quiet valley, 229 to 274 metres above sea level at Mt. Pleasant under the north eastern summit of Mt. Keira. This land was owned by Australian Iron...

  14. Boomerang Public Golf Course

    Boomerang Public Golf Course

    The Boomerang Public Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole course located less than 60 minutes south of Sydney in Illawarra, NSW.

    The Pro Shop boasts magnificent views of the...

  15. Werrong Beach track

    Werrong Beach track

    Only an hour south of Sydney, take a walk along Werrong Beach track in Royal National Park. Taking you to Werrong Beach, also known as Hell Hole Beach, it's a designated nude beach and perfect for...

  16. Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

    Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

    The Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) is the region's premier performing arts complex, and is conveniently located in the Wollongong Arts Precinct. It is also home to The Social, a unique...

  17. Fairy Meadow Beach

    Fairy Meadow Beach

    Fairy Meadow Beach offers fantastic views south to Wollongong with distant views of the two light houses and harbour.
    It is a popular spot, especially for students being so close to the...

  18. Wollongong Golf Club

    Wollongong Golf Club

    Only an hour from Sydney, the Wollongong Golf Club is home to an 18 hole links golf course. It offers a selection of bars and function spaces, accommodation and an award winning restaurant, each of...

  19. Articles Fine Art Gallery

    Articles Fine Art Gallery

    Articles Fine Art Gallery is situated in the lovely beachside village of Stanwell Park.

    Artist John Vander and his wife Frances own Articles. John has been a full time artist...

  20. Historic Lighthouse Wollongong

    Historic Lighthouse Wollongong

    Belmore Basin's Lighthouse the Breakwater Lighthouse is located on Wollongong breakwater was commissioned 1872. The height of tower is 42 feet (12.8 metres).

    This now disused...

  21. Red Cedar Flat picnic area

    Red Cedar Flat picnic area

    Near Otford and in the southern section of Royal National Park, rustic Red Cedar Flat picnic area is an ideal no-fuss lunch spot. Whether you're on a leisurely car tour of the park, or prepping for...

  22. Sandon Point Beach

    Sandon Point Beach

    Sandon Point Beach is extremely popular for surfing and many surfing tournaments have been held at this beach.

    There is plenty of parking and open reserve for picnics and...

  23. Wollongong Comedy

    Wollongong Comedy

    Wollongong Comedy is the longest running comedy room in the Illawarra providing you with the best of local, national and international acts.

    Wollongong Comedy runs a professional...

  24. Hill 60 Lookout

    Hill 60 Lookout

    Hill 60 Lookout is reached via a narrow but well formed established walking track and offers spectacular views up and down the coast line. A series of post and rail guards can be found at this...

  25. Science Centre and Planetarium

    Science Centre and Planetarium

    One of Wollongong's most visited indoor attractions, the Science Centre and Planetarium is the major hands-on science venue of southern New South Wales.
    Suitable for all ages, attractions...

  26. Bulli Beach

    Bulli Beach

    This picturesque beach is 900 metres long, backed by sand dunes and a large parkland area ideal for family picnics and gatherings. This beach proves to be popular as the nearby caravan park houses...

  27. Governor Game lookout

    Governor Game lookout

    If you'd love a coastal experience without all the sand then this scenic lookout has all the bases covered. Governor Game lookout is a great spot for a break on a car tour of Royal National Park....

  28. Kellys Falls picnic area

    Kellys Falls picnic area

    Water cascades over the rocks and drops into a pool, providing a relaxing soundtrack to your lunch at Kellys Falls picnic area, a beautiful spot to get back to nature. From this picnic area, you...

  29. Australias Industry World

    Australias Industry World

    Experience heavy industry with exclusive tours of the gigantic Port Kembla Steelworks and get up close and personal with the largest and most dynamic concentration of heavy industry in Australia....

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