WELCOME TO WOLLONGONG
You’ll find us just 80km south of Sydney – with an escape-worthy collection of world-class beaches, playful adventures, eats, arts and iconic attractions. So, are you ready? Let’s GO!
Download our 2022 Visitor Guide below for a snapshot of the region which includes accommodation, places to eat & attractions to help plan your next getaway.
Possible accommodation for the UCI Road World Championships this September listed below. There are some sneaky spots you might not know about, new offerings pending, and some rooms recently released back onto the market. Follow up directly, or give us a call on 4267 5910 and we’ll see if we can help. Note, this information is correct at the time of posting. We’ll update this list every Wednesday afternoon in an effort to keep information current.
First stop is the Travel Office of Wollongong 2022 (+61 1300 369 625). They have about 30 packages remaining, see here, (https://travel.wollongong2022.com.au/) and will release any unsold packages in mid-August. Most of those remaining include accommodation at tourist parks and motels.
South of the city near Jamberoo, Ananda Wellness Retreat still has rooms available. Close enough to be practical, far enough away to escape the circus. An online search shows there are still some good options available in Kiama, Albion Park and surrounds, which allows you to hop on the train to Wollongong.
Nan Tien is well known as the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere. They’re lesser known for Pilgram Lodge, a basic but modern no-alcohol hotel. These rooms are currently being held by event organisers, although some may be released back to the market shortly. Check back in here for updates
Wollongong City Council manages three coast-hugging tourist parks (Bulli, Corrimal, Windang) with various cabins and campsites. The weekends appear fully booked, but there may be a few sites available mid-week.
There are some highly rated ‘bed and breakfast’ in the region still available across random nights. Here’s one www.oceanbluebnb.com, who is available for the whole duration of the event. Similarly, some of the smaller hotels in Wollongong have a few rooms spare during the week.
Got a big crew? NSW Scouts manages the Cataract Activity Centre, half an hour north of Wollongong. It is a large site with plenty of infrastructure that caters for camping groups of 20 or more. Those interested can call 02 4631 6697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Their Mt Keira site is fully booked.
There’s a site hoping to release a number of extra camping sites 4 to 6 weeks out from the championships. However, this is pending an agreement with council and favourable weather forecasts. We’ll keep you posted.
A significant site in the CBD changed hands and they’re doing all they can to have it converted and ready for business as a 3.5 star hotel for the championships. Return here for updates.
Keep an eye on Airbnb and Stayz for any new stock coming online, including Always Sunday B&B in Thirroul which has availability all of September. For those listing, take heed of the tips and requirements that have recently been upgraded by industry.
Vikings Rugby Club, on the edge of the CBD, is working closely with council in a bid to host a glamping site with food vans, big screen and bike storage. Register your interest by calling 0242675910 and we’ll have the operator contact you as soon as they (hopefully) gain approval.
The Holidays Collection is a holiday rentals specialist with 250+ beach houses on the South Coast, from Gerringong to Hyams Beach. They have accommodation available before, during and after the world championships. Call 02 4411 7000 or visit www.holidayscollection.com.au
The Sage Wollongong now has rooms available for the time of the UCI even. They are selling fast so get in quick!
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