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Holiday To Wollongong

For a big-city escape with beach-town vibes, pack your bathers and go on holiday in Wollongong. Known affectionately as “the Gong,” Wollongong stretches down the coast of New South Wales, just 82 km south of Sydney.
As you cruise down the long coastline, you’ll feel your worries melt away. This may have something to do with the warm sun, but the gorgeous views of the Tasman Sea and the breeze in your hair help too. Score some wild Wollongong holiday deals and get ready to bang the “Gong” on your next getaway!

Things to Do in Wollongong

Wollongong is a slender strip of neighbourhoods lined with beaches and bordered by nature preserves. In other words, it’s gorgeous. Pick up one of Wotif’s Wollongong car hire options and start cruising—a convertible or something with a sunroof will do. To get the most out of lying on your towel and listening to the waves, find your centre with a peaceful tour of Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Now, to scope out the best place to lay out your towel and settle in for a good tan, take a spin on the Grand Pacific Drive (aka Lawrence Hargrave Drive), curving through parks and along almost every possible place to sunbathe in the city. If you want to hang ten, pull over at North Wollongong Beach and grab a surfboard. Prefer to paddle? Float south to Illawarra Beach, opposite a lake with the same name. There’s plenty more where that came from, so if you’re gonna have any problems during your Wollongong holiday, finding a beach ain’t one.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

When it’s time to find fab souvenirs, Wollongong holidays are on point. For the full mall experience, fill the boot with seaside treasures at Wollongong Central on Crown Street. If you don’t want to leave the gorgeous weather for a single second, amble over to the open-air Foragers Market at Slacky Flat Park—a showcase of local vendors selling fashion, food and flowers. Oh, and sometimes you can catch a festival, which is loads of fun.

Hungry? Chow down on Foragers fare, or take your pick from the many restaurants lining the waterfront. You’ll find heaps of international cuisine and seafood options in all the neighbourhoods, but Keira Street, between Smith and Burelli, is an especially tasty section of town, so grab a table.

As you can guess, the fun in Wollongong doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. The city is sprinkled with posh hotel bars and casual cantinas, so you’re never too far from a cocktail and a good conversation. The live music scene is just as vibrant as the beachfront sunsets, so if you’ve got to get out on a dance floor, you’ll be in the right place!

What’s Next?

If Wollongong had a beach for every reason you should take a holiday, you’d know exactly where to go. Well, guess what—they do! Book Wollongong holiday packages with Wotif and add awesome deals on airfares and accommodation to the list.

Things to do in Wollongong

Switch off your phone and start packing your suitcase. There's a whole world full of unforgettable experiences out there, and it's time to see what it's all about.

Every adventure in Wollongong is sure to be extraordinary. Why not make it even better by treating yourself to a Full-Day Boutique Brewery Exploration by the Coast or a Wollongong Tandem Skydive up to 15,000ft?

Top Wollongong Hotels

Sage Hotel Wollongong

Sage Hotel Wollongong

60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong, NSW
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (994 reviews)

    Situated in Wollongong, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of WIN Stadium and Wollongong City Beach. North Wollongong Beach and Wollongong Hospital are ...

    from NZ$130

    Harp Hotel

    Harp Hotel

    124 Corrimal Street, Wollongong, NSW
      2.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      3.3 out of 5 (298 reviews)

      Located in the heart of Wollongong, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Illawarra Museum and Wollongong City Beach. North Wollongong Beach and Wollongong ...

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      Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong

      Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong

      19 Market Street, Wollongong, NSW
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.6 out of 5 (996 reviews)

        Located in the heart of Wollongong, this luxury apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of WIN Stadium, Wollongong Hospital and Wollongong Science Centre and ...

        from NZ$129

        Mantra Wollongong

        Mantra Wollongong

        6-10 Gladstone Ave, Wollongong, NSW
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.2 out of 5 (947 reviews)

          Located in the heart of Wollongong, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Crown Street Mall and Wollongong Hospital. WIN Entertainment Centre ...

          from NZ$162

          Flinders Motel

          Flinders Motel

          19 Flinders St., Wollongong, NSW
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            3.6 out of 5 (297 reviews)

            Located in the heart of Wollongong, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of North Wollongong Beach, Wollongong Botanic Garden and WIN Stadium. Wollongong Golf Club ...

            from NZ$112

            The Belmore All-Suite Hotel

            The Belmore All-Suite Hotel

            39 Smith Street, Wollongong, NSW
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (535 reviews)

              Located in the heart of Wollongong, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Illawarra Museum, Wollongong City Beach and North Wollongong Beach. ...

              from NZ$124

              Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club

              Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club

              cnr of Banks & Corrimal St, Wollongong, NSW
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (428 reviews)

                Situated in Wollongong, this golf motel is within a 10-minute walk of WIN Stadium and WIN Entertainment Centre. North Wollongong Beach and Wollongong Hospital ...

                from NZ$115

                Downtown Motel

                Downtown Motel

                76 Crown Street, Wollongong, NSW
                  2.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.6 out of 5 (381 reviews)

                  Located in the heart of Wollongong, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Wollongong Town Hall and Wollongong City Beach. North Wollongong Beach and Wollongong ...

                  from NZ$92

                  Boat Harbour Motel

                  Boat Harbour Motel

                  Cnr Campbell and Wilson St, Wollongong, NSW
                    3.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    3.9 out of 5 (375 reviews)

                    Located in the heart of Wollongong, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Wollongong Fish Market, Wollongong City Beach and North Wollongong Beach. Wollongong ...

                    from NZ$163

                    Quest Wollongong

                    Quest Wollongong

                    59-61 Kembla Street, Wollongong, NSW
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.4 out of 5 (295 reviews)

                      Located in the heart of Wollongong, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Wollongong Town Hall and Wollongong City Beach. North Wollongong Beach ...

                      from NZ$173

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