Wollongong & Down South
Wollongong & Down South is a stunning costal destination nestled between the escarpment and the sea, located just 80 kilometres south of Sydney, 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.
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