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Wollongong's hidden bars, quirky cafes & indie galleries

Whether you’re new to the Gong or have lived here all your life, you’ll be interested to hear that in the last 18 months over 20 new restaurants and bars have opened their doors in Wollongong!Taking a leaf out of Melbourne’s book, local Gongsters are embracing the hidden bars, quirky cafes and indie galleries popping up in Wollongong with open arms.Some of these you may already know and love, but some you may not have heard of before, so here is a quick list of some of our faves you can plan your weekend around!The Little Prince, Bar/ Cafe, Globe…

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Welcome to the new Wollongong website!

Making it easier for you to plan your next Wollongong visit + it's pretty!

Welcome to the NEW Wollongong website!We hope you enjoy using it to browse for things to do, places to stay and food to enjoy in the Gong.Aside from the improved design and navigation, our new website has some pretty nifty features to assist you in planning your next visit.The Trip PlannerThe Trip Planner can be accessed via the homepage. This function allows you to add different Wollongong activities, restaurants and accommodation options to a shortlist via the shortlist icon featured on all product listings making it easy for you to gather all of the places you want to visit.Once you have added everything…

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It's Giveaway Time! Barbara and the Camp Dogs is heading to Wollongong 5 - 8 June and we have two doubles passes to giveaway to the 7.30pm show on Wed 5 June! Simply LIKE and COMMENT below for your chance to win. Winner will be drawn at 12pm on Monday (27 May) so make sure you check back to see if you have won. This is a rock’n’roll family reunion will break your heart and fill it with songs. For more information or to book tickets: http://bit.ly/BATCDogs2019 #visitwollongong Merrigong Theatre Co #merrigong2019

1 day ago

It's Giveaway Time! Our St George-Illawarra Dragons take on the Cronulla Sharks this Sunday 26th May at WIN Stadium and we have a double pass to giveaway! Simply LIKE and COMMENT below for your chance to win. Winner will be drawn tomorrow at 12pm so make sure you check back to see if you have won. #visitwollongong

16 hours ago

Party like a superhero and help celebrate UOW Early Start Discovery Space's 4th birthday this Friday, Saturday & Sunday (24-26 May)!! There's 3 full days of superhero fun with interactive experiences, shows and workshops PLUS superhero face painting, mask making and a photo booth each day! Be sure to come dressed as your favourite superhero and party with the team. All activities are free after entry. No bookings required. A full schedule is available at bit.ly/EarlyStartTurns4 Special Offers · 50% off general entry – only $7.50 per person! · 20% off annual memberships · 20% off Gift Shop purchases · Members bring a friend for FREE #visitwollongong

2 days ago

The Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and beyond takes in 140 km of spectacular coastal scenery – come and experience it for yourself! Beginning at the Royal National Park, south Sydney, the drive takes in the forest, the spectacular views from Bald Hill Lookout, the Sea Cliff Bridge and countless beaches! Stop in at Wollongong harbour and grab a bite to eat and admire to views before you continue your journey through Lake Illawarra, Shellharbour, Kiama south to Nowra. What are you waiting for?! Image credit: Chilby Photography #visitwollongong

2 days ago

THIS COMPETITION HAS ENDED AND WINNER NOTIFIED IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME! Who is in need of a weekend away? WIN a weekend away for two* at Quality Suites Pioneer Sands All you have to do is simply LIKE this post and COMMENT below who you would bring along with you. Winner will be drawn Wednesday 22nd May at 12pm so be sure to check back and see if you're won! *Weekend is subject to availability. #visitwollongong

5 days ago

So Popera Productions presents Into The Woods! Sondheim’s fairy tale musical brought to life on stage, with fantastic local cast and a huge 10.8m revolving stage. Five shows left at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) this week – don’t miss out. Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/ITWIPAC #visitwollongong

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Gumaraa Welcome to Cruise Ship Visitors 11th Feb 2019

What an incredible morning! Thank you Gumaraa for welcoming our cruise passengers to your Country. Amazing to watch so many generations share their stories with our visitors. #visitwollongong

3 months ago

Regional Conferencing in Wollongong

For more information regarding business events and how the Destination Wollongong team can assist you, contact Tracey Pascoe on 02 4264 1126.

5 months ago

What do you love about Wollongong?

We asked some of our wonderful partners and Wollongong locals what they love most about the region. Here's what they had to say. Tell us what you love best below! Video Credit: Kim Cleary - Producer Adrian Reinhardt - DOP

5 months ago

Film in Wollongong

Looking to film in the Illawarra, Destination Wollongong would love to hear from you. We can provide support for filming locations, local business contacts and accommodation options. Contact us on 4228 0300 today.

5 months ago

Wollongong - Your Events City!

CROWDSEEKER! Strap yourself in for our new major events sizzle reel. The B2B promotional video showcases the region’s natural assets and outlines the incentives and competitive advantages of hosting events in Wollongong. New footage of Elton John, the historic Wigan tour, Harley Days mountain biking and the Crafted beer and BBQ festival tell a story of where we’ve been and where we’re going. This is a valuable tool in a competitive market. Check it out here.

7 months ago

Radiance of the Seas Maiden Voyage 30th October 2016

I created this video with the YouTube Slideshow Creator (http://www.youtube.com/upload)

2 years ago