Things to do in Wollongong

19 October 2016

Located on the NSW South Coast, Wollongong offers a packed schedule of fun events, adventurous activities and stunning natural attractions. Whether you are in town for a short break or extended stay, this charming seaside town has something for everyone.

Skydive right next to the beach

Skydiving, Wollongwong

Skydiving, Wollongwong. Image credit: Tourism Illawarra

Wollongong is a great adventure escape with numerous outdoor activities to choose from. Skydiving offers a unique view for you to enjoy the spectacular South Coast coastline and the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Walk or drive across the Sea Cliff Bridge

Sea Cliff Bridge, Wollongong

Sea Cliff Bridge, Wollongong. Image credit: Tourism Illawarra

The 665m Sea Cliff Bridge is iconic to the people of Wollongong and the world. Enjoy a leisure walk along this picturesque coastal road, or do a guided drive in a flashy sports car along the Grand Pacific Drive which leads you to the Southern Highlands for a more unforgettable experience.

Go hang gliding from Bald Hill Lookout

Hang Gliding, Bald Hill Lookout

Hang Gliding, Bald Hill Lookout. Image credit: Tourism Illawarra

Boasting panoramic views of the coastline, Bald Hill Lookout at Stanwell Tops is internationally known as a major hang gliding point. Several experienced operators offer tandem hang gliding for all skill levels. Soar above the cliffs and ocean before landing on Stanwell Park Beach, where you can enjoy a celebratory beachside picnic.

Party at MTV Beats and Eats

MTV Beats and Eats, North Wollongong

MTV Beats and Eats, North Wollongong. Image credit: Tourism Illawarra

MTV Beats and Eats returns for a second year with an epic line-up of beats and a delicious selection of eats at Stuart Park, North Wollongong on 26 November. Spend the weekend at Wollongong with some friends to welcome the arrival of summer and wind down by one of the many beaches after a fun day at the festival.

Accommodation in Wollongong

Aerial of Bulli Beach, Wollongong

Aerial of Bulli Beach, Wollongong. Image credit: Tourism Wollongong

From cosy bed and breakfasts to seaside hotels, there are lots of great accommodation options in the Wollongong area. Click here to find out more about Wollongong accommodation.