3km/3mins: Visit Symbio Wildlife Park and see native Australian and exotic animals up close.
7km/8mins: Stop at the spectacular Sea Cliff Bridge and admire the sights over the South Pacific Ocean. Be adventurous and take in the Sea Cliff Bridge on a Harley Davidson with Just Cruisin’ Motorcycle Tours.
8.5km/11mins: Take a walk along Austinmer Beach and enjoy a coffee at one of the many coastal cafés or enjoy the boutique shopping at Austinmer and Thirroul.
16km/30mins: Arrive in Wollongong. Visit Wollongong’s spectacular harbour and Flagstaff Hill or enjoy a leisurely walk along The Blue Mile boardwalk (bike rental available from the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach). Take a dip at one of our many patrolled beaches. North Wollongong beach is patrolled 365 days a year.
Relax and unwind whilst being surrounded by natural beauty at Wollongong’s Botanic Garden, enjoy a bushwalk in the Illawarra Escarpment or play a round of golf at one of the region’s picturesque courses.
Enjoy fresh local seafood at one of Wollongong's great restaurants along the foreshore or visit Wollongong’s “eat street” for a variety of cuisines.
Stay overnight in Wollongong. There is a variety of accommodation to suit all needs from international branded hotels and apartments, tourist parks to bed & breakfasts and backpackers.
Check-out of your accommodation and enjoy breakfast at a near-by café.
5km/10mins: Spend time at the Science Centre and Planetarium, offering 130 hands-on interactive exhibits.
3km/5mins: For a real thrill experience the adrenaline of a tandem skydive with Skydive Australia at North Wollongong.
Enjoy lunch at one of Wollongong’s great cafes or restaurants followed by a visit to The Illawarra Brewery for beer tasting.
9km/10mins: If you’re interested in culture or history, a visit to the Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere, is a must! Don’t forget to visit the Wollongong Art Gallery, Illawarra Museum or The Australian Motorlife Museum.
85km/80mins: Depart Wollongong and return to Sydney.
Or if you wish to extend your trip along the unspoilt South Coast, depart Wollongong and continue along the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive.
- Take our self-guided Heritage Walk around Wollongong
- Catch the free Gong shuttle around the city
- Taste local produce at the Wollongong Produce and Creative Markets every Friday in Crown Street Mall
- Visit our Wollongong Information Centre and grab your free 2016 Visitor Guide with discount vouchers to attractions and the like and meet our friendly staff for all the latest events and information on our city.