Located just 1 hour south of Sydney, your entrance to Wollongong will be an experience you won’t forget, as you descend from the top of the escarpment onto the coast or travel via the Royal National Park following the spectacular 140km scenic coastal drive – Grand Pacific Drive, it’s the beginning of a great experience.

Wollongong offers countless activities including skydiving over the beach, hang gliding/paragliding, Harley and Ferrari joy rides, shopping, golf courses, art galleries and more. Sample a beer at the brewery on the beach or visit one of the fantastic local restaurants and cafes.

Blessed by 70 kilometres of coastline with spectacular unspoiled and uncrowded beaches, cycle-ways stretching 60 kilometres along the coastline and a mountain escarpment weaved with bush trails, the region offers ‘a natural escape’.

Wollongong is also a great place to stay with a huge mix of options from international hotel brands to quaint and unique B&B’s to backpacker accommodation – Wollongong has something to offer any traveller.

Sample the beer at Five Islands Brewery

Australia’s largest micro brewery, just the place to try a chemical, preservative and sugar-free beer.

Explore Nan Tien Temple

The largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere, wander the gardens and experience the Buddhist way of life.

Stroll around Wollongong Harbour

The horseshoe-shaped expanse also known as Belmore Basin, with its array of fishing boats and lighthouses.

Viva la Gong

Held in October, is the city’s annual arts and entertainment spectacular. The festival brings together dance, drama, circus acts, film, music, craft, food and fun.

Wollongong Eisteddfod in July attracts some of the hottest new talents from the world of dance: from ballet to folk to tap, classic and contemporary. 

Part of the: Coastal Discovery Drive route

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