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Instagram post 17962065346362503 Our big, beautiful backyard feat. the spectacular #BaldHillLookout and #RoyalNationalPark 😍 Thanks for sharing @backpackerhumpback #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

Our big, beautiful backyard feat. the spectacular #BaldHillLookout and #RoyalNationalPark 😍 Thanks for sharing @backpackerhumpback #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17863912088165742 Take your pick at @kneadingruby! The perfect Friday lunch for some seriously delicious food (and wine!).

Take your pick at @kneadingruby! The perfect Friday lunch for some seriously delicious food (and wine!). ...

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Instagram post 17958470698361292 If it means enjoying views such as this one, then we're taking up surfing! 🙌 This shot was captured recently by @memyselfandtodd. With 17 patrolled beaches along the #Wollongong coastline, it’s the best way to cool down on warm summer days #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

If it means enjoying views such as this one, then we're taking up surfing! 🙌 This shot was captured recently by @memyselfandtodd. With 17 patrolled beaches along the #Wollongong coastline, it’s the best way to cool down on warm summer days #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17874056735051186 OK #SeaCliffBridge, now you're just showing off! The picturesque coastline that never ceases to amaze. Drive or walk over the Bridge for unsurpassed ocean and escarpment views. It’s the perfect summer road trip south of #Sydney! Image: @theverticalpixel

OK #SeaCliffBridge, now you're just showing off! The picturesque coastline that never ceases to amaze. Drive or walk over the Bridge for unsurpassed ocean and escarpment views. It’s the perfect summer road trip south of #Sydney! Image: @theverticalpixel ...

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Instagram post 17887517833766328 The #RoyalNationalPark is a nature lovers delight 🌿 Located north of #Wollongong, it marks the start of the @grandpacificdrive and is home to the #Figure8Pool and beautiful spots such as #Wattamolla and #Garie 📸 @rizi_the_photographer

The #RoyalNationalPark is a nature lovers delight 🌿 Located north of #Wollongong, it marks the start of the @grandpacificdrive and is home to the #Figure8Pool and beautiful spots such as #Wattamolla and #Garie 📸 @rizi_the_photographer ...

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Instagram post 17926619383455000 How’s that for a view? 🙌 We're loving this tunnel vision shot by @charly_rusconi over #NorthWollongongBeach. Patrolled 365 days a year, enjoy a dip or surf followed by a delicious lunch at @northbeachpavilion! #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

How’s that for a view? 🙌 We're loving this tunnel vision shot by @charly_rusconi over #NorthWollongongBeach. Patrolled 365 days a year, enjoy a dip or surf followed by a delicious lunch at @northbeachpavilion! #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17846840804433587 Nature at it's best 😍🌿@jarraddimauro captured this spectacular shot of #KellysFalls in #Helensburgh and what a beauty it is! It’s the most stunning backdrop for that refreshing swim, hike or picnic #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

Nature at it's best 😍🌿@jarraddimauro captured this spectacular shot of #KellysFalls in #Helensburgh and what a beauty it is! It’s the most stunning backdrop for that refreshing swim, hike or picnic #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 18085165309215324 Introducing the spectacular  #WodiWodiTrack which forms part of the #IllawarraEscarpment 🌿🌱Named after the original custodians of the land for over 20,000 years, it’s a source of continuing spiritual significance for local Aboriginal People. The Track is 6.5km from #StanwellPark to #Coalcliff in Wollongong’s northern villages. Don’t forget your camera as there are many spectacular photo opportunities such as this one! Image: @staceyevansphoto #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

Introducing the spectacular #WodiWodiTrack which forms part of the #IllawarraEscarpment 🌿🌱Named after the original custodians of the land for over 20,000 years, it’s a source of continuing spiritual significance for local Aboriginal People. The Track is 6.5km from #StanwellPark to #Coalcliff in Wollongong’s northern villages. Don’t forget your camera as there are many spectacular photo opportunities such as this one! Image: @staceyevansphoto #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17892640453704789 Pastel sunset over #Wollongong recently 🙌 We agree @thetravellingsisters_, we sure do live in a beautiful place! #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

Pastel sunset over #Wollongong recently 🙌 We agree @thetravellingsisters_, we sure do live in a beautiful place! #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17855222327305342 Our spectacular #MtKeira 🙌 As we commence NAIDOC week 2020, we would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and their cultural and spiritual connection to this land under this years theme ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’. 
 
Their stories are written in the land and hold great significance from the mountains to the sea of Dharawal Country. Extending from Sydney to the Shoalhaven river, including Wollongong and the Illawarra region. 
 
Destination Wollongong is committed to welcoming visitors to the Illawarra, to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Dharawal country. 📸 @bushwalkthegong

Our spectacular #MtKeira 🙌 As we commence NAIDOC week 2020, we would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and their cultural and spiritual connection to this land under this years theme ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’.

Their stories are written in the land and hold great significance from the mountains to the sea of Dharawal Country. Extending from Sydney to the Shoalhaven river, including Wollongong and the Illawarra region.

Destination Wollongong is committed to welcoming visitors to the Illawarra, to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Dharawal country. 📸 @bushwalkthegong
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Dharawal Country

We would like to acknowledge Aboriginal people and their cultural and spiritual connection to this land. Their stories are written in the land and hold great significance to Aboriginal people from the mountains to the sea. As you travel through the Illawarra immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Dharawal Country.

Image credit: Richard Campbell

Destination Wollongong Reconciliation Action Plan
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Visitor Info Centre

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Touring Around Wollongong & Surrounds

Once one of NSW’s best kept secrets, Wollongong has in recent years been “discovered” as a vibrant city “playground” filled with outdoor lifestyle, art, culture, sports and so much more.

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