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Wollongong

Wollongong is a stunning costal destination nestled between the escarpment and the sea. For the water babies and beach lovers alike, the allure of Wollongong’s 17 patrolled beaches is hard to resist.

Wollongong
Wollongong is located just 80 kilometres south of Sydney, Wollongong is a stunning costal destination nestled between the escarpment and the sea. For the water babies and beach lovers alike, the allure of Wollongong’s 17 patrolled beaches is hard to resist. Learn to surf or paddleboard with one of the surfing schools located along the coast. Or simply bring your shovel, bucket and body board and create your own fun. With over 60 kilometres of cycle ways in and around Wollongong, cycling is an excellent way to explore the city and all that it has to offer. Alternatively, you can stroll the beautiful Blue Mile and take in Wollongong’s stunning harbour and ocean front cafes. Whilst you’re strolling the harbour, take note of Wollongong’s rich history as you explore the preserved forts and cannons that dot the Blue Mile. Wollongong also boasts a plethora of family friendly attractions including the Science Centre and Planetarium, Symbio Zoo, Jamberoo Action Park, The Illawarra Museum, The Australia Motorlife Museum and the Nan Tien Temple – the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere! Hovering 45m above the forest floor, the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk provides picturesque views. There is even a sunrise walk which allows you to capture the start of the day from a high! Symbio Wildlife Park has the full offering of native animals featuring a range of great animal encounters. A trip to Symbio is perfect for animal lovers of all ages. Just down from Wollongong, is Shellharbour. It is a picturesque seaside town. Whether you are seeking a seaside escape, an adventure or a great value family holiday, you’ll be delighted with Shellharbour. Lake Illawarra is a fabulous spot for a family picnic where the kids can splash about in the shallows waters edge. Hire bikes and enjoy a ride along the extensive cycle ways in the area. Wollongong provides a summer holiday lifestyle, a beautiful calming countryside, lots of high quality shopping and great dining atmosphere for the whole family, which makes it the perfect place for a weekend trip or a nice destination to take the kids during the school holidays.
Things to do in the area include:
  • Illawarra Golf Complex

    Illawarra Golf Complex is the home of golf in the Illawarra offering golf driving range, lessons from our resident PGA professional, a comprehensive sales and repairs pro shop and a putt putt course for some extra fun.

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  • Shellharbour Bowl

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  • The Fraternity Club

    The Fraternity Club is one of the leading dining and entertainment venues that loves kids and caters for them.

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  • Surf Beach Holiday Park

    Offering an outdoor pool and stunning sea views, Surf Beach Holiday Park is located in Kiama, only 722 feet from the beach.

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  • Kendalls on the Beach

    Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park just minutes away from Kiama’s CBD is a ‘touch of heaven’. Breakfast on your balcony, watch the waves, BBQ, pamper yourself with a spa or simply choose to do nothing at all.

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  • Shellharbour Visitor Information Centre

    Hosting exciting special events and regular programs for children.

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  • Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

    Home to Australia’s highest Zipline Tour and incredible Treetop Walk! See breathtaking views over the Illawarra Escarpment and soar through the trees, up to 35 metres above the forest floor!

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  • Symbio Wildlife Park

    Symbio is home to a variety of native Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and birds; a range of exotic wildlife including Sumatran tigers, meerkats, red pandas, monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, cheetahs, farmyard animals along with many more species of animals from around the world.

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  • Jamberoo Water Park

    Jamberoo Action Park is NSW's favourite water theme park and is a great family, social group, school excursion or birthday party locations.

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  • Granties Maze

    Granties Maze is a Fun / Amusement Park where children of all ages can be amused with attractions, rides and other events for enjoyment in a safe rural environment.

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  • Tradies Helensburgh

    The club provides a great place to meet and support for the community!

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  • Illawarra Museum

    The Museum collection has been developed over the past 50 years through the generosity of many individuals and organisations.

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  • Australias Industry World

    Whether you’re seeking a seaside escape, an adventure or a great value family holiday, you’ll be delighted with Shellharbour.

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  • Werri Beach Holiday Park

    Located on the beach between two spectacular headlands with rock swimming pools at one end and a natural lagoon at the other, Werri Beach Holiday Park offers everything you need for a fantastic holiday.

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  • Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort

    Enjoy the beaches, with surf life saver patrolled beaches close by, and crystal clear surf ...

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  • The Shellharbour Club

    The Shellharbour Club offers modern surroundings to our members and guests in a family-friendly environment.

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  • Illawarra Light Railway Museum

    A public exhibition of light railway locomotives and rolling stock for everyone to visit and see.

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  • Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park

    Seven Mile Beach caravan park is Gerroa's only beachside holiday park! Next to Seven Mile Beach National Park with fantastic facilities for all budgets.

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  • WIN Sports & Entertainment Centres

    A multi-purpose facility which stages sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conferences, dinners and other events.

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  • Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

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  • Early Start Discovery Space

    An interactive educational space designed for children and adults to enjoy together.

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  • Kiama Harbour Cabins

    Perched on Blowhole Point, our one, two or three-bedroom cabins are ready to captivate you and your loved ones.

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  • C1 Speed Indoor Karting

    C1 Speed is an Australian First , ecological system of Electric Indoor Karts that covers an area of 3,000 square meters, a style characterized by "techno" and futuristic content that makes it unique in its kind.

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