Wollongong Travel Guide

The third largest city of New South Wales, Wollongong is a popular holiday destination just an hour south of Sydney. Renowned for its stunning natural environment, Wollongong is a popular holiday destination that boasts beautiful beaches, plenty of leisure and recreational activities, excellent shopping, beachside dining and even a brewery by the beach. Popular for beachside golf, luxury car cruises, skydiving, paragliding, hang-gliding, waterskiing, sailing, fishing and canoeing. There are also plenty of parks and gardens, lookouts, museums and art galleries and the Nan Tien Temple is a must-see as the southern hemisphere's largest Buddhist temple.


A popular New South Wales south coast holiday destination, Wollongong accommodation is as diverse as the region itself. Offering a wide range of hotels, apartments, cabins, bed and breakfasts and luxury resorts, Wollongong has accommodation to suit all travellers and budgets. Conveniently located close to popular shopping, dining and attractions, Wollongong accommodation offers affordable options as well as self-contained accommodation and boutique properties as well as internationally branded hotel chains.

Wollongong Packages

The easiest and most affordable way to arrange and book your visit to the New South Wales south cost, Wollongong holiday packages are the ideal way to save time and money. Allowing you to coordinate all aspects of your travel arrangements, these holiday packages combine everything from accommodation and tours to flights, car hire, travel insurance and even meals. Not only will you benefit from a range of added extras like room upgrades, free nights, breakfast daily, car parking, WiFi, massages and more, you can also choose from a selection of existing packages or customise one to suit you.


Renowned for its adventure and leisure activities including beachside golf, luxury car cruises, skydiving, paragliding, hang-gliding, waterskiing, sailing, fishing and canoeing, there are a wide range of Wollongong attractions to suit all interests. There are plenty of cycleways to soak up the beautiful coastal views and nearby Lake Illawarra is also popular as a relaxing recreational day trip for picnics and activities. Wollongong is also home to one of the best NSW regional art collections showcased at the Wollongong City Gallery featuring early Australian colonial art, contemporary art, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artefacts and art as well as Asian artefacts. Also, the Nan Tien Temple is not to be missed as the southern hemisphere's largest Buddhist temple.

Getting To Wollongong

Getting to Wollongong is easy with regular flights to Sydney Airport about an hour to an hour and a half from the Wollongong CBD. Although driving is easy, there are a number of shuttle services that operate buses from the Sydney Airport to Wollongong. Driving to Wollongong is easy from most of the east coast of Australia thanks to excellent road networks. Brisbane is an 11 hour drive along the Pacific Highway, Melbourne is 8 hours along the Illawarra Highway and Canberra is just 2.5 hours via Picton Rd. Driving from Sydney to Wollongong, the quickest route is along MetRoad1 to the Princes Highway however you can expect delays during the morning and afternoon commuter peak. Bulli Pass takes a scenic route along the Northern Beaches and only adds 10 minutes to your trip. However, the Grand Pacific Drive is the most picturesque way to get from Sydney to Wollongong. There are also rail services that run between Sydney and Wollongong hourly, taking 90 minutes and passing through the beautiful views of Royal National Park. Getting To Wollongong