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  1. 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 overlooking the picturesque...

  2. Byarong Park Picnic Area

    Nestled in the Mount Keira foothills, this leafy picnic spot offers a terrific place to fire up the barbecue on a summer’s day. Its convenient location close to Wollongong, and great facilities make it a favourite for...

  3. 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 - seven minutes...

  4. Robertson lookout

    This easily accessible lookout on the edge of the escarpment offers a scenic take on the area. Standing on the wooden viewing platform, the splendid Mount Keira looms in the centre of the amazing view, but you’re...

  5. 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 stand up comedy...

  6. Alternative Fitness

    An innovative exercise program bringing the Australia's first cross-training classes on water! SUP-Fit takes Stand Up Paddle Boarding to the next level by bringing fitness and yoga together on the water....

  7. Project Contemporary Artspace

    Project Contemporary Artspace, is a not-for-profit, artist run initiative operated entirely by volunteers. It was originally opened in 1995 by three local graduate artists who recognised there was no existing space...

  8. Hapuku Fishing Charters

    Hapuku Fishing Charters is an icon of the charter fishing scene in Wollongong. A clean, comfortable and accommodating boat that has been operating from Wollongong Harbour since 1990. Hapuku is a 38...

  9. Wollongong Town Hall

    Merrigong Theatre Company manages the Wollongong Town Hall which is the city's key civic and community venue and is located within Wollongong's Arts Precinct. It comprises four meeting and performance spaces...

  10. Mount Kembla Ring Track

    Mount Kembla is a significant Aboriginal site for the Wodi Wodi people, featuring in many of their creation stories. The impressive natural landmark also acts as a dramatic backdrop for the Ring track, with lush...

  11. Port Kembla Beach

    Port Kembla Beach is regarded as one of Wollongong's most prestigious beaches. It is located approximately 11 kilometres south of Wollongong.The surf club was established in 1910, with bathing at...

  12. Nan Tien Temple

    Visit or stay at Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Nan Tien is very different from most tourist attractions because there is so much on offer. The visual delights of grandeur...

  13. Australian Motorlife Museum

    The Australian Motorlife Museum is dedicated to providing visitors with an insight into the history of motoring, through its showcase of historic vehicles and memorabilia and through their events, publications, and...

  14. Flip Out North Wollongong

    Flip Out Trampoline Arena is Australia's first and largest trampoline playground. First opened in Penrith, Flip Out aims to give you healthy and awesome fun through their massive trampolines, ball games, and events...

  15. Hangdog Climbing Gym

    Hangdog has over a 140 different climbs on 40 ropes, offering a great range of climbs from easy to extremely challenging. Hangdog teaches you how to belay (hold and control the rope) your partner...

  16. Mount Keira Ring Track

    Circling Mount Keira in an engaging loop, the ring track is a terrific setting for a casual hike or an energetic run. Expect to encounter a lush parade of forests and terrain, from cool sub-tropical bush to lofty red...

  17. Corrimal Beach

    Corrimal Beach is 1.4 kilometres long and backed by fenced sand dunes, grassy reserves and caravan park. Holiday makers and local's alike enjoy this beach as it is long and private. A small lagoon...

  18. Wollongong Art Gallery

    Wollongong Art Gallery is a leading regional art gallery with an ongoing schedule of high quality exhibition, education and public programs. The gallery also manages an art collection of Contemporary, Aboriginal,...

  19. 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 and Steel and then...

  20. 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 café and bar boasting...

  21. Bellambi Beach

    Bellambi Beach is at the southern end of a two kilometre stretch of beach and is backed by a reserve with distant mountain views. The beach is extremely popular for fishing with the boat ramp and small harbour near...

  22. Russell Vale Golf Course

    Russell Vale Golf Course is a 15 minute drive north of Wollongong CBD and boasts a commanding escarpment position with panoramic views of Illawarra’s coastline.Whatever your age, experience or handicap,...

  23. Early Start Discovery Space

    The Early Start Discovery Space is an extraordinary destination for all children from birth to 12 years and their families. The Discovery Space is Australia's only dedicated children's museum,...

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Attractions in Wollongong

Wollongong offers a great variety of beach activities, adventure sports and cultural experiences year-round.

Take in spectacular views of Wollongong’s coastline as you try tandem hang-gliding, or experience the thrill of freefall while skydiving.

Visit Lake Illawarra, a tranquil site that is a great location for fishing, boating or a game of outdoor cricket. Nearby, Reddall Reserve is another family-friendly location with a children’s playground and picnic amenities.

Located just 10 minutes outside of Wollongong city, Nan Tien Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere. Admire the temple’s stunning mix of eastern and western influences and explore the tranquil gardens and lotus ponds. Nan Tien also offers many spiritual experiences including self-development talks and Buddhist meditation retreats.

With spectacular beaches and fantastic attractions, Wollongong is a great destination for your next getaway.