Family Friendly | Destination Wollongong


“Are we there yet?” is not a phrase commonly heard among families visiting Wollongong. That’s because everything’s within easy reach, and just like kids, we love to play!

The city’s cycle/scooter/buggy-friendly coastal strip is a wonderful starting point – cruise the Blue Mile in style, grab an ice cream or coffee, take a dip or simply enjoy the many playgrounds. In fact, you’ll find 17 patrolled beaches* up and down our coast catering for all ages – from surf-seekers to ocean pool splashers and sun-soaked sand-castlers!

Want more exciting splashes? Then head to Jamberoo Action Park – fully loaded with world-class waterslides and rides from September to April each year. On the way, experience the Illawarra Fly and eco-Zipline (Australia’s highest)

Head north just of Wollongong to Symbio Wildlife Park to get up close to koalas, meerkats, kangaroos, reptiles and more.

WIN Entertainment Centre provides regular family events such as Disney on Ice and the Wiggles. Support the Hawks basketball or cheer on our local Footy team, the Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium.

Raining? No problem. Hit up the UOW Science Space and Early Start Discovery. Hang out at  Hangdog, or test your skills at
C1 indoor Karting and laser. 

Actually, these are good in any weather – and further proof that Wollongong is a family destination for all seasons…

* North Wollongong beach is patrolled all year round, our other 16 beaches are patrolled from the beginning of the September school holidays until the end of the April school holidays.