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. 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. The...

  2. 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 which has its own...

  3. 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 delights of grandeur...

  4. Red Cedar Flat picnic area

    Red Cedar Flat picnic area

    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 adventure, you...

  5. 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 overlooking the picturesque...

  6. 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 games, and events...

  7. 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 private. A small lagoon...

  8. 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. Starting from...

  9. Wollongong Town Hall

    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. 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 include two floors...

  11. 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 water....

  12. 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 - seven minutes...

  13. 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 view, but you're...

  14. 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 small harbour near...

  15. Early Start Discovery Space

    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,...

  16. 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....

  17. Byarong Park picnic area

    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...

  18. 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 Champions....

  19. 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-tropical bush to lofty red...

  20. 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 track, with lush...

  21. 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 array of activities and...

  22. Fairy Meadow Beach

    Fairy Meadow Beach

    Fairy Meadow Beach offers fantastic views south to Wollongong with distant views of the two light houses and harbour. It is a popular spot, especially for students being so close to the university...

  23. 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. Hapuku is a 38...

  24. 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 and Steel and then...

  25. Wollongong Comedy

    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...

  26. 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 no existing space...

  27. 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, and shops, cafes and...

  28. Hangdog Climbing Gym

    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...

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