Wollongong and Surrounds

For wonderful experiences, memorable adventures and beautiful beaches, the Wollongong region just south of Sydney is inspiring. Begin your sojourn on the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive touring route over the serpentine Sea Cliff Bridge or on a scenic train trip and enjoy splendid coastal vistas.

You’ll find plenty of delightful and exciting things to do and see, from hang-gliding above the azure sea and relaxing on sandy beaches to fun water sports, exploring stars at the Science Centre and Planetarium and visiting Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere.

Skydiving Wollongong - Skydive the Beach and Beyond

Bring your bicycle and pedal on more than 42km of shared paths. Bushwalking in rainforest on the Illawarra Escarpment is also popular. The challenging Sublime Point walking track leads to a lookout with breathtaking views. For a thrilling panorama, go skydiving with Skydive Sydney – Wollongong.

Wollongong is NSW’s third-biggest city, a great place to explore a delicious selection of restaurants and a vibrant arts precinct. Accommodation options range from beachside hotels to campgrounds by the ocean or Lake Illawarra, a popular waterway for sailing, waterskiing and fishing.

Kangaroo Feeding - Symbio Wildlife Park

Check out the events calendar for festivals, shows and markets throughout the year. A range of tours are available, from surfing to diving. Stanwell Park is an acclaimed hang-gliding spot where you can try tandem hang-gliding. Nearby, meet koalas, meerkats and dingoes at Symbio Wildlife Sanctuary.

A short drive south is Scarborough Hotel, a pub with an art gallery and stunning ocean views from a garden. Visit charming towns and more postcard beaches, such as Austinmer Beach near Thirroul and Bulli Beach in Bulli, which retains its colonial and mining heritage through its buildings and museum.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Winners are Grinners! Art Exhibition

    Wednesday 07 March 2018 to Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Glen Innes

    Aboriginal artists over the age of 50 years have combined works of pottery, textiles, painting sculpture, drawing, wood, photography wool or metal. There will be a Gala opening on April 7 at 4pm, with free entry and refreshments. It wil…

    07 Mar - 20 Mar
  2. John Butler Trio

    Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    One of their most exuberant live acts, John Butler Trio announce more dates to their regional tour along with news of their long awaited seventh studio album and they're coming to Albury. Summer concert events for John Butler Trio fans alr…

    20 Mar
  3. Chromophilia

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Sunday 29 July 2018 , Wollongong

    Chromophilia is a riot of colour. From leafy greens, luscious yellows, bright oranges, moody blues and all colours of the rainbow - the collection comes alive in a display connecting objects by colour across a range of media and collecting …

    21 Mar - 29 Jul
  4. Arakoon bushcare group

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Wednesday 11 July 2018 , South West Rocks

    The fragile coastal dune system of Arakoon National Park, near South West Rocks and Kempsey, is under threat from invasive weeds such as bitou bush. Volunteer for two hours of weeding each week to help eradicate invasive weeds and restore n…

    21 Mar - 11 Jul