Wollongong & Surrounds

Only 80 km’s south of Sydney, it’s so close, yet a million miles away. Set against the backdrop of the commanding Illawarra escarpment, Wollongong is New South Wales’s third largest city and has a proudly diverse culture and history. There is something here for everyone looking to escape the everyday. From family getaways to romantic short breaks, there’s no shortage of ways to fill your days.

The coastal escarpment and broad bounty of beaches around Wollongong make for an idyllic adventure destination.

Activities in the Wollongong area range from the energetic to the leisurely. Ride a bike along 60 kms of cycleways or walk around Mt Keira on a 5.5 km trail that passes through rainforest and eucalypt forest. If you’re feeling adventurous, experience NSW’s only beach skydive.

Enjoy a walk across Sea Cliff Bridge, go for a dip in Austinmer’s ocean pool or take in panoramic views of the Illawarra area from Bald Hill Lookout.

Small coastal villages such as Austinmer, Stanwell Park and Thirroul have excellent surfing beaches while Lake Illawarra offers a choice of sailing, water skiing, canoeing and fishing.

Other interesting towns to visit include Bulli, a former coal-mining town on the coast that recaptures the charm of the 19th century in its architecture, and Helensburgh, a great base from which to explore the Royal National Park.

You’ll find a wide variety of accommodation options in the area, ranging from hotels and apartments to hostels, camping and cabins.

Local areas

  • Bulli A historic coal mining village that retains evidence of its rich past in its pubs, churches and historic building.
  • Stanwell Park A small coastal town with a glorious surf beach set against steep, forested escarpment cliffs.
  • Thirroul As the hub of northern Wollongong, Thirroul has a thriving café culture and great alfresco dining options.
  • Wollongong Wollongong offers superb beaches and a wide range of adventure activities just one hour’s drive south of Sydney.

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