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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!

There’s so much to do

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Tips from the locals

Discover the Wollongong story from those who know the most about our fantastic city...
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Instagram post 17845785055951816 #Wollongong from above as captured by @illawarraphotographer. Only a short drive south of #Sydney, it’s the ultimate weekend escape! #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

#Wollongong from above as captured by @illawarraphotographer. Only a short drive south of #Sydney, it’s the ultimate weekend escape! #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 18104908117104454 Just your standard day in #Wollongong 👌🏽#StanwellPark is one of our most popular spots to cool down on a warm summers day, and with views of our magnificent coastline you'll leave wanting to explore more of #Wollongong and beyond. Photo cred: @rubyblake #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

Just your standard day in #Wollongong 👌🏽#StanwellPark is one of our most popular spots to cool down on a warm summers day, and with views of our magnificent coastline you'll leave wanting to explore more of #Wollongong and beyond. Photo cred: @rubyblake #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 17863654111665493 The biggest 3 months of events ever in Wollongong is music to our ears. Click the #linkinbio for our comprehensive events guide!

The biggest 3 months of events ever in Wollongong is music to our ears. Click the #linkinbio for our comprehensive events guide! ...

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Instagram post 18104830840110144 Stairway to.. #MtKeiraLookout. Enjoy the green pathways along the Mt Keira Ring Trail as you pass through varied terrains and forests of the #IllawarraEscarpment. The Trail is the perfect setting for a casual hike or energetic run. Image: @bushwalkthegong #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

Stairway to.. #MtKeiraLookout. Enjoy the green pathways along the Mt Keira Ring Trail as you pass through varied terrains and forests of the #IllawarraEscarpment. The Trail is the perfect setting for a casual hike or energetic run. Image: @bushwalkthegong #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 18051057760211402 It's only a short drive to #Wollongong, but don't forget to pack the kids to take advantage of these special offers! #linkinbio #wollongongpressplay

It's only a short drive to #Wollongong, but don't forget to pack the kids to take advantage of these special offers! #linkinbio #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17888155399470592 Next stop... #SeaCliffBridge! Traverse the @grandpacificdrive, drive past spectacular beaches and coastal villages en route to #Wollongong. And don’t forget a stop at #RoyalNationalPark and #BaldHillLookout! Photo cred: @wedronethegong #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

Next stop... #SeaCliffBridge! Traverse the @grandpacificdrive, drive past spectacular beaches and coastal villages en route to #Wollongong. And don’t forget a stop at #RoyalNationalPark and #BaldHillLookout! Photo cred: @wedronethegong #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 17860175692696983 Good morning #Wollongong! 🙌🏽Image: @jason_bowen #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

Good morning #Wollongong! 🙌🏽Image: @jason_bowen #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 17909738779395173 Show your bucket list who's boss this weekend in #Wollongong. Check out our exclusive offers below! #linkinbio #wollongongpressplay

Show your bucket list who's boss this weekend in #Wollongong. Check out our exclusive offers below! #linkinbio #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17862445450650623 Summer days in #Wollongong. It doesn't get much better than this! #ColedalePool looking rather inviting from above. Did you know that #Coledale is home to a beachside campsite? The perfect summer escape! Image: @_b_u_z_z_e_r_ #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

Summer days in #Wollongong. It doesn't get much better than this! #ColedalePool looking rather inviting from above. Did you know that #Coledale is home to a beachside campsite? The perfect summer escape! Image: @_b_u_z_z_e_r_ #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 17859389770698066 #Wollongong harbour on sunset 😍Image: @thusith.m #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

#Wollongong harbour on sunset 😍Image: @thusith.m #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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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

Visitor Info Centres

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 one of our two Visitor Information Centres!

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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