Adventure in Wollongong
There 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.
- Wednesday 1 May to Friday 31 May Illawarra's Cuppa-4-Cancer
Illawarra's Cuppa-4-Cancer unites 15 cafes
- Friday 3 May to Sunday 30 June Showcasing Emerging Illawarra Artists
- Sunday 26 May to Sunday 24 November High Tea fit for a Queen
- Saturday 1 June Evermore + Adam Martin + Redruth
Evermore have their music bus
- Saturday 1 June Tutti in Piazza
- Sunday 2 June to Sunday 6 October Seacliff High Tea
- Monday 1 July to Friday 5 July Winter Tales
Celebrate the trees that shine
- Tuesday 2 July to Tuesday 1 October Ratatouille Ratbagz
- Friday 12 July Something With Numbers + Guests
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.
Couple walking around Wollongong harbour and lighthouse. Image Anson Smart
Belmore Basin, Wollongong
Fishing boats moored in Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Image North Sullivan
Aerial view over Wollongong
Aerial of Wollongong city and North beach. Image Illawarra tourism
Australian Surf Boat Championship, Wollongong. Image Tourism Wollongong
Windsurfing in Wollongong. Image Tourism Wollongong
Sea Cliff Bridge
Aerial view of Sea Cliff Bridge, part of the Grand Pacific Drive. Image Tourism Wollongong
Rock Climbing, Wollongong
Rock Climbing, Wollongong. Image Tourism Wollongong