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Adventure in Wollongong

here are plenty of opportunities for adventure activities in and around Wollongong ranging from surfing and swimming to sailing, hang gliding, paragliding, cycling and abseiling. Wollongong is the only place in NSW where you can sky dive onto the beach.

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About Wollongong

Wollongong is the third largest city in New South Wales, located just one hour's drive south of Sydney on the South Coast. Travel to Wollongong via the F6 Southern Freeway and pause to admire the panoramic view of the city, its beaches and harbour from Bulli Pass Scenic Reserve. Alternatively, turn off at the Royal National Park and follow the scenic coastal drive, the Grand Pacific Drive, that winds its way along the coast  to Wollongong.

In a glorious natural setting, Wollongong is fringed by superb beaches, has alfresco dining, a brewery by the beach and plenty of accommodation options that makes it a great base for exploring the region.Things to do in and around Wollongong include skydiving onto the beach, hang-gliding or paragliding, Harley and Ferrari joy rides, and playing golf on a beachside course. Nearby Lake Illawarra offers a choice of sailing, waterskiing, canoeing and fishing. There are 60kms of cycleways along the coast, so hire a bike and explore Wollongong with the kids.

Don't miss Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere that's just 10 minutes drive from Wollongong. Wander through the pretty gardens, take a guided tour of the temple or stay overnight and experience a taste of the Buddhist way of life. The Wollongong City Gallery has one of the best regional art collections in NSW with a special focus on colonial and early Australian art, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artefacts, contemporary art, and Asian artefacts.

Wollongong offers a wide variety of accommodation from hotels, bed & breakfasts and apartments to cabins, hostels and camping options. 


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Cirque du Soleil - Quidam

The seaside city of Wollongong is a haven for beachgoers, families, and those looking for adventure, with everything from surfing lessons to skydiving onto the beach. Follow the Grand Pacific Drive and discover the region’s many beautiful beaches from the Royal National Park to Nowra. Wollongong’s events calendar is packed with activities to keep you entertained. Come Australia Day, Wollongong Boat Harbour hosts the Illawarra region’s annual Aquathon, a swim and run with 4 distances to choose from. Now in its 17th year, you can do it individually or team up relay-style. Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam is another must-see, a showcase of spectacular aerial feats, astonishing human agility, and heart-warming emotion. 

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