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. We Will Rock You

    Friday 16 November 2018 to Saturday 17 November 2018 , Wollongong

    We Will Rock You, the arena spectacular, is based on the legendary music of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. It is the 10th longest running musical in West End history. Featuring 21 of Queens greatest hits the show tells the story of a…

    16 Nov - 17 Nov
  2. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 18 November 2018 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Wollongong

    Discover more about Illawarra’s rich history every Sunday on the Wollongong Museum Trail! The Illawarra is home to a diverse range of museums that highlight all aspects of the region’s history, including the Black Diamond Heritage Centre,…

    18 Nov - 27 Jan
  3. Charmed - Contemporary Works from the Collection

    Sunday 18 November 2018 to Wednesday 05 December 2018 , Wollongong

    New acquisitions from the Gallery’s contemporary collection that captivate, fascinate and entrance. Including photography, painting, film, sculpture and ceramics. Works by Malcolm Benham, Stephen Benwell, Lee Bethel, Pat Brassington, Debra…

    18 Nov - 05 Dec
  4. Foragers Market

    Sunday 18 November 2018 to Sunday 31 March 2019 , Bulli

    From the land to the sea on the South Coast, Illawarra and beyond, they aim to provide everything in season, showcase amazing artisan products and bring people together to enjoy what this amazing area has to offer every week in two…

    18 Nov - 31 Mar