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.

Refine Search

Filter attractions results by

  • List View
  • Map View
  1. 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....

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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, publications, and...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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. It offers brilliant...

  14. 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...

  15. Flip Out Trampoline Arena

    Flip Out Trampoline Arena

    Flip Out Trampoline Arena is Australia's first and largest trampoline playground for all ages, young and old.Flip Out Trampoline Arena is a new fun and exciting childhood fantasy come to life....

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. Hangtime Trampoline Park

    Hangtime Trampoline Park

    Jump yourself silly at Hangtime Trampoline Park. With over 800 square metres of bouncing space, including dodge ball courts, a foam pit, a slam dunk and performance walls for those who are after a challenge....

  21. 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...

  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. Starting from...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. Wollongong Art Gallery

    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,...

  27. 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....

Displaying 1 - 32 of 44