Glistening beaches, a spectacular green backdrop, a bustling city centre with vibrant eating and entertainment zones. You’ll see skydivers descend to the beach, surf schools & hang gliders souring through the sky. Enjoy 17 amazing beaches, beautiful botanic gardens, a spectacular historic harbour and beachfront ‘Blue Mile’, the entertainment centre for international acts, art gallery, small bars and a world class shopping centre and city mall. The Illawarra escarpment is the Great Dividing Range as it adjoins the coast with its dramatic cliff faces, spectacular lookouts and many moods and colours. Mount Kiera is directly west of the city and provides sweeping views and a variety of walking tracks. Mount Kembla is a beautiful historic village with an amazing story. The northern villages of Bulli, Thirroul, Austinmer and Coledale are beachside playgrounds with cute cafes, unique dining & shopping experiences.
Road Trip Essentials
Cycle the coastline
From and easy coastal ride to a rugged mountainous terrain, you’ll find a path to suit your expertise or itinerary. Our seaside “spine” runs from Thirroul to City Beach Wollongong and on to Lake Illawarra. Mostly flat and super scenic.
Tandem Sky Dive from 15,000 feet
Take in breathtaking views over Wollongong and beyond with a tandem jump from Skydive Australia.
Offering you enlightenment, peace and serenity. Nan Tien Temple is the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s name translates to “Southern Paradise” and you’ll see why as you explore the picturesque gardens and intricate architecture.
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One drive. One ocean. Endless Experiences Starting in the Royal National Park, less than an hour south of Sydney’s CBD, the Grand Pacific Drive is a 140 kilometre scenic coastal drive taking you through rainforests.