Only an hours' drive South of Sydney, Wollongong is the perfect coastal gateway with something to offer all travellers. From thrilling activities such as skydiving to nature based adventures and everything in between, Wollongong is the place to be.
For more information on attractions and events in Wollongong please visit - http://www.visitwollongong.com.au/
If you're looking to experience the beautiful Illawarra escarpment, Illawarra Fly Tree Top Adventures is for you. Embark on a 1.5km return walk in the magnificent forest with a 500 metre steel walk in the treetop canopy, some 20-30 metres above the ground.
P. 1300 362 881
Located only 20mins south of Wollongong, Jamberoo Action Park is the largest family owned and operated water theme park in NSW. Opened between September and April.
P. 02 4236 0114
Located 20min south of Wollongong, HARS Aviation Museum is home to an amazing collection of restored aircraft. Escorted by a tour guide you will be walking through operational hangars, able to get up close and personal with the aeroplanes and even explore some of them.
P. 02 4257 4333
Based on Wollongong University Campus, The Early Start Discovery Space offers a hands-on creative learning venue for children from birth to 10 years of age and their families.
P. 02 4221 3777
Located on the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus, the Science Space is the only major hands-on science centre in NSW. Suitable for all ages, the centre offers a range of science experiences with over 100 hands-on exhibits.
P. 02 4286 5000
The Eat Street Markets are held each Thursday from 5pm - 9pm in the western end of Crown Street Mall with a range of delicious cuisines.
P. 02 4268 5927
The Wollongong Botanic Gardens is home to an array of garden collections with a network of paths to explore its natural beauty and hidden treasures.
Many activities and experiences are offered to all visitors of all ages including guided walks, workshops and sunset cinema screenings.
Entry into the Garden is free.
P. 02 4227 7667
Open 24/7, Boomerang Bikes is a self-service bike hire system in Wollongong.
Prices start at $14/hr for 1 hr, $32 for up to 4 hours, $48 for up to 24 hrs and $90 for 3 days ($30 per day) and $154 for 7 day hire ($22 per day).
P. 0414 848 284
With an eclectic mix of Australia's favourite native animals as well as rare and endangered exotics, Symbio Wildlife Park offers one of the most diverse line ups of any zoo or wildlife park in NSW.
Open Daily 9.30am-5.00pm except Christmas Day
The 665 metre long Sea Cliff Bridge is a highlight along the Grand Pacific Drive - A drive which takes in 140 kilometres worth of coastal scenery from the Royal National Park, Loftus down to Nowra. It is also a great viewing platform for migrating whales heading north/south during migrating season.
The Sea Cliff Bridge is accessible via public transport. Coalcliff station has trains running seven days a week. There is a steep incline from the train station to the bridge; the walk will take approximately 15 minutes from station to bridge.
Bus stops are located on either side of the Sea Cliff Bridge. Premier Illawarra Bus Number Two provides services Monday to Saturday (not available on public holidays).
For train and bus time tables please refer to Sydney trains and Premier Illawarra Buses.
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