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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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Activities to put a spring in your step
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Wollongong Botanic Garden
Top 10 Illawarra Picnic Spots to Explore
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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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Instagram post 18083917744212886 Wine, cheese plate and beach views-the perfect Friday afternoon at @lagoonrestaurant! 👏

Wine, cheese plate and beach views-the perfect Friday afternoon at @lagoonrestaurant! 👏 ...

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Instagram post 17869997957063329 The perfect spot to get your daily dose of salt air, or salt water for those keen on a dip! #CoalcliffPool is arguably one of the most picturesque locations in #Wollongong to watch that morning sunrise 🌅 Image: @rubyblake #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

The perfect spot to get your daily dose of salt air, or salt water for those keen on a dip! #CoalcliffPool is arguably one of the most picturesque locations in #Wollongong to watch that morning sunrise 🌅 Image: @rubyblake #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17919720931473535 Weekend dreaming already? 😁🚙 Discover the spectacular @grandpacificdrive-meander along the coastline, stop for a coffee or bite to eat, en route to #Wollongong. You won’t be disappointed! Image: @molemedia #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay

Weekend dreaming already? 😁🚙 Discover the spectacular @grandpacificdrive-meander along the coastline, stop for a coffee or bite to eat, en route to #Wollongong. You won’t be disappointed! Image: @molemedia #visitwollongong #wollongongpressplay ...

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Instagram post 17847785810343632 Sunset over #LakeIllawarra never looked so good! Thanks for sharing @ethanbrookes._ 🙌

Sunset over #LakeIllawarra never looked so good! Thanks for sharing @ethanbrookes._ 🙌 ...

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Instagram post 17872369412001765 Beaches for days! This is #Bulli in Wollongong's northern suburbs, it’s the perfect spot for a dip at the beach, swim in the rock pool or surf at popular #SandonPoint 🙌🏄‍♂️ Image by @kylecoffee_photography #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

Beaches for days! This is #Bulli in Wollongong's northern suburbs, it’s the perfect spot for a dip at the beach, swim in the rock pool or surf at popular #SandonPoint 🙌🏄‍♂️ Image by @kylecoffee_photography #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 17853113459299356 Stunning from every angle 🙌🏻 #wollongongpressplay 
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Stunning from every angle 🙌🏻 #wollongongpressplay
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Instagram post 18121637092134519 #Windang in all it's glory 🙌🏻. 
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A short drive south of #Wollongong you'll find this picturesque coastal town, located at the entrace to #LakeIllawarra - a water lover's paradise. 
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#Windang in all it's glory 🙌🏻.
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A short drive south of #Wollongong you'll find this picturesque coastal town, located at the entrace to #LakeIllawarra - a water lover's paradise.
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Instagram post 17939143714399555 Grab the whole family and explore #Wollongong this long weekend... 😆🐨 Image: @symbiowildlifepark #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

Grab the whole family and explore #Wollongong this long weekend... 😆🐨 Image: @symbiowildlifepark #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong ...

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Instagram post 17872270621963629 The best seats in the house at @diggiescafe! 🙌 Enjoy early coffee or a breezy lunch as the surf rolls in at North Beach. For a full list of participating Play It Forward venues visit #linkinbio

The best seats in the house at @diggiescafe! 🙌 Enjoy early coffee or a breezy lunch as the surf rolls in at North Beach. For a full list of participating Play It Forward venues visit #linkinbio ...

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Instagram post 17880431509836450 Wollongong Harbour putting on a show recently 😍 Thanks for sharing @ethanbrookes._ #wollongongpressplay #visitwollongong

Wollongong Harbour putting on a show recently 😍 Thanks for sharing @ethanbrookes._ #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

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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Sage Hotel Wollongong
Conveniently located in Wollongong's CBD, the Sage Hotel is only a short walk to Wollongong’s City Beach, vibrant restaurants and cafes, and fabulous shopping at Wollongong Central and Crown St Mall, making it perfectly suited for both business and leisure.
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Science Space
Science Space is an interactive adventure for the curious mind. Over 90 exhibits, 5 dinosaurs, amazing science shows, NSW's most advanced planetarium and infinite fun!
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Headlands Hotel
Headland’s Brasserie specialises in delicious fresh food, expertly prepared with quality seasonal ingredients, enjoyed in a laidback, casual atmosphere. Come in for a delicious meal and enjoy the panoramic ocean views.
Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant