Wollongong Attractions

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.

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  1. Corrimal Beach

    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...

  2. Futureworld Eco Technology Centre

    Futureworld Eco Technology Centre

    Futureworld is a unique eco-technology exhibition centre.
    Discover exciting greenhouse friendly 'world firsts', for example the Greenhouse Gasometer Bike, Solar Sailor, Wave Power to...

  3. 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...

  4. Nan Tien Temple

    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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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....

  7. Flip Out North Wollongong

    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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 -...

  10. 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...

  11. Palm Jungle loop track

    Palm Jungle loop track

    This challenging track offers the best of all worlds in the southern reaches of Royal National Park. Near Otford, Palm Jungle loop track meanders through coastal rainforest, beaches and cliff tops...

  12. Bellambi Beach

    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...

  13. Mount Kembla Ring track

    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...

  14. Project Contemporary Artspace

    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...

  15. 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...

  16. Mount Keira Ring track

    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...

  17. WIN Sports and Entertainment Centres

    WIN Sports and Entertainment Centres

    WIN Sports and Entertainment Centres (WSEC) are multipurpose facilities which hosts a variety of concerts, conventions, exhibitions, seminars, gala dinners and indoor and outdoor sporting events....

  18. Wollongong Botanic Garden

    Wollongong Botanic Garden

    Wollongong Botanic Garden is a place of natural beauty where people can come to relax, celebrate, and learn more about plants and horticulture.

    The garden offers an exciting...

  19. Wollongong and Harbour Lighthouse

    Wollongong and Harbour Lighthouse

    Wollongong Harbour's Breakwater lighthouse has been inactive since 1974 (a decorative light is displayed on special occasions). It stands 12 metres (40 feet) high and has a tapered round wrought...

  20. North Wollongong Beach

    North Wollongong Beach

    Ideal for families, North Wollongong Beach has rock pools, wading areas, and good surf.

    There is plenty of grass, shade, and picnic booths. A children's playground is close by,...

  21. 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...

  22. Illawarra lookout walking track

    Illawarra lookout walking track

    Don't have much time, but want to discover the wonders of this fragile environment? A walk to Illawarra lookout is a must, with spectacular views, colourful spring wildflowers and amazing birdlife....

  23. Illawarra Golf Complex and Crazy Putt

    Illawarra Golf Complex and Crazy Putt

    Illawarra Golf Complex has a 30 bay golf driving range with five undercover, and an 18 hole outdoor putt putt with water features and obstacles.

    The fully stocked Pro Shop stocks...

  24. Alternative Fitness

    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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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....

  27. Hapuku Fishing Charters

    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....

  28. Australian Motorlife Museum

    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,...

  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....

  30. Port Kembla Golf Club

    Port Kembla Golf Club

    Rated as one of the best layouts on the South Coast, Port Kembla Golf Course is an 18-hole championship par 72 course which has hosted many professional tournaments as well as the NSW Champion of...

  31. Robertson lookout

    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...

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