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.
10km (return) - 5 hour (each way) - Hard difficulty
This challenging track offers the best of all worlds in the southern reaches of Royal National Park. Near Otford, Palm Jungle loop track me...
5km (one way) - 3 hour - Medium difficulty
Mount Kembla is a significant Aboriginal site for the Wodi Wodi people, featuring in many of their creation stories. The impressive natural landmark...
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. It o...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/royal-national-park/governor-game-lookout/lookout
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 an...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/royal-national-park/red-cedar-flat-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
5.5km (one way) - 3 hour - Medium difficulty
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 p...
In 1968 the search for a suitable site revealed a quiet valley, 229-274 metres above sea level at Mt. Pleasant under the north eastern summit of Mt. Keira. This land was owned by Australian Iron and S...
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 i...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/illawarra-escarpment-state-conservation-area/byarong-park-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Millions of years in the making, the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area features dramatic sandstone cliffs and a medley of different forest types, from sub-tropical rainforest to olive-green...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/illawarra-escarpment-state-conservation-area