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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!

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Tips from the locals

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Wollongong Botanic Garden
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What a sight! Introducing the spectacular #MaddensFalls within the Dharawal National Park, a short drive north of #Wollongong. The perfect spot for a refreshing dip or picnic during summer.
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Instagram post 17870458574202380 Picture perfect sunset over #WollongongLighthouse is a sight to behold 🙌🏻 And one of our spots to take in the #IllawarraEscarpment and coastline. 

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Picture perfect sunset over #WollongongLighthouse is a sight to behold 🙌🏻 And one of our spots to take in the #IllawarraEscarpment and coastline.

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Instagram post 17880529859040573 Wollongong’s Northern Villages looking beautiful even with a storm rolling in ⛈ 

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Wollongong’s Northern Villages looking beautiful even with a storm rolling in ⛈

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Instagram post 17902803634631211 Guess which pool? Hint: It's located in Wollongong's northern villages 🙂Image: @daniellehulls #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

Guess which pool? Hint: It's located in Wollongong's northern villages 🙂Image: @daniellehulls #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 17888787139852824 A skydiving Santa? Only in Wollongong! Wishing everyone a safe & happy Christmas. Image courtesy of @skydiveaustralia #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

A skydiving Santa? Only in Wollongong! Wishing everyone a safe & happy Christmas. Image courtesy of @skydiveaustralia #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 17871787154138049 Mornings like this 😍 Pic: @jamesrobinsphotography #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

Mornings like this 😍 Pic: @jamesrobinsphotography #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 17918471803510745 We can’t get enough of the recent sunsets over #Wollongong! This beauty captured last week by @ausmashmash 🙌#wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

We can’t get enough of the recent sunsets over #Wollongong! This beauty captured last week by @ausmashmash 🙌#wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 17875709561068134 Those early morning surf/swim feels 🏄🙌 #Coalcliff is located along the @grandpacificdrive in Wollongong’s northern villages, offering epic views towards #RoyalNationalPark in the north and #Wollongong in the south. Pic: @nathanhyratt #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

Those early morning surf/swim feels 🏄🙌 #Coalcliff is located along the @grandpacificdrive in Wollongong’s northern villages, offering epic views towards #RoyalNationalPark in the north and #Wollongong in the south. Pic: @nathanhyratt #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17877112811021593 Now doesn't this look dreamy? #Windang is a water lovers paradise, conveniently located at the entrance to #LakeIllawarra. And it's only a short drive south of #Wollongong! 🚗 Pic: @travistyy #viitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

Now doesn't this look dreamy? #Windang is a water lovers paradise, conveniently located at the entrance to #LakeIllawarra. And it's only a short drive south of #Wollongong! 🚗 Pic: @travistyy #viitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 18048549232272568 Monday mood! 🐨😴 Pic courtesy of @symbiowildlifepark #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

Monday mood! 🐨😴 Pic courtesy of @symbiowildlifepark #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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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

Prefer to chat to a local face-to-face to find the best places to eat, play and stay in Wollongong? Then come and visit us at the Southern Gateway Visitor Information Centre!

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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Boat Harbour Motel
Conveniently located in Wollongong's CBD, the Boat Harbour Motel is just a short walk to Wollongong's Harbour Foreshore area, Wollongong City Beach and a number of places to eat out.
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Early Start Discovery Space
Early Start Discovery Space is an extraordinary destination for all children from birth to 10 years and their families. They offer interactive, playful experiences to inspire imagination – the ultimate learning-through-play environment!
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Steelers Club Wollongong
Steelers Club
The Steelers Club is conveniently located in the heart of Wollongong. Whether watching your favourite sport on the massive big screens or having a great meal with friends – Steelers is the best destination for top class entertainment.
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