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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

Discover the Wollongong story from those who know the most about our fantastic city...
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Family Friendly Bush Walks in Illawarra
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Sublime Point Walking Track, Bulli - Cass Pearce
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Be sure to tag your holiday snaps and showcase the beauty of Wollongong to all your friends and family!

Instagram post 17875152803313516 How’s this for a view!? 😍 The #IllawarraEscarpment is the best vantage point to watch the sunrise or sunset over #Wollongong. This shot was captured by @ivparh from #MtKembla, a significant Aboriginal site known for its local heritage, scenic rainforest and the Mt Kembla Ring Track #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

How’s this for a view!? 😍 The #IllawarraEscarpment is the best vantage point to watch the sunrise or sunset over #Wollongong. This shot was captured by @ivparh from #MtKembla, a significant Aboriginal site known for its local heritage, scenic rainforest and the Mt Kembla Ring Track #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17915851969671695 Autumn sunrise over #Wollongong has never looked so good! 🙌 Pic: @byjeromeo #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

Autumn sunrise over #Wollongong has never looked so good! 🙌 Pic: @byjeromeo #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17992763578341596 Another day, another Bridge shot! And what a shot it is by @itsdavesdrone 🙌 Capturing three iconic spots in one, namely #SeaCliffBridge, #BaldHillLookout and of course the spectacular #RoyalNationalPark.

Another day, another Bridge shot! And what a shot it is by @itsdavesdrone 🙌 Capturing three iconic spots in one, namely #SeaCliffBridge, #BaldHillLookout and of course the spectacular #RoyalNationalPark. ...

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Instagram post 17882904329284629 What a shot by @itsworthashot! 🙌 A short drive north of #Wollongong, the #RoyalNationalPark is certainly one for the bucket list. Explore the waterfalls, lookouts and bushwalks, namely The Coast Track-a challenging 26km multi day walk between Bundeena and Otford with an overnight stop at North Era Campground 🏕  #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

What a shot by @itsworthashot! 🙌 A short drive north of #Wollongong, the #RoyalNationalPark is certainly one for the bucket list. Explore the waterfalls, lookouts and bushwalks, namely The Coast Track-a challenging 26km multi day walk between Bundeena and Otford with an overnight stop at North Era Campground 🏕 #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17924739556579353 We agree @shygirlexplores, it's also our favourite Harbour! 😍 Showcasing our coastline and the iconic walk from #northwollongongbeach, there's certainly no shortage of beautiful scenery #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

We agree @shygirlexplores, it's also our favourite Harbour! 😍 Showcasing our coastline and the iconic walk from #northwollongongbeach, there's certainly no shortage of beautiful scenery #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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Our partners

Headlands Austinmer Beach Hotel
Located on the picturesque south coast just 20 minutes north of Wollongong and 60 minutes south of Sydney offering the perfect luxury beachside escape.
Headlands Austinmer Beach Hotel
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Jamberoo Action Park
Looking for something fun and exciting to do with the kids? Just an hour south of Sydney, NSW’s largest family owned and operated water theme park features a host of world class rides and attractions. Open until 25th April 2021.
Jamberoo Action Park
Palisade Kitchen & Bar
Palisade Kitchen & Bar
The Palisade Kitchen and Bar encapsulates the essence of the Illawarra. Alfresco dining on the outdoor terrace, or find a cooler spot inside with stunning views over North Wollongong Beach through floor to ceiling glass windows.
Palisade Kitchen & Bar