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Holiday In Wollongong

Sydney may have some famous landmarks and museums, but Wollongong simply DGAF—doesn’t give a flip(per).
In "The Gong", 85 km south of Sydney, towering Bald Hill is your Opera House, the many national parks are your art museums and Sea Cliff Bridge is the only famous overpass you need to know about. It’s time to take a Wollongong holiday and see what you’ve been missing.

Things to Do in Wollongong

Wollongong holidays are an action lover’s playground, with easy access to everything from surfing to mountain biking to hang gliding. Those that want to take to the air should head to Bald Hill, a reserve in the northern part of town and a literal hill that’s a world-renowned home base for hang gliding and paragliding. If you’d rather get wet, find your perfect wave or water sport at Scarborough Beach on the north shore. And to keep your feet planted on terra firma (or at least your mountain bike wheels), go for a hike or ride in Blue Mountains National Park or cruise over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge. When you’ve fulfilled your “go big or go home” adventures, you don’t actually have to go home quite yet. Use one of lastminute.com.au’s Wollongong car hire deals to motor down Grand Pacific Drive and feel the breeze in your hair.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

If zipping through town snapping up deals left and right is more your idea of an adventure (or if you just need a break from hanging 10), a holiday in Wollongong has plenty of options. Use those gams to walk a few blocks west from City Beach to the open-air, pedestrian-only Crown Street Mall, where you’ll find everything from beach and surf brands to locally made jewellery and art. Need to bring something home for the friends and fam? Skip the postcards and coasters and head for the wine! New South Wales is a top producer and has a huge variety. Everyone loves a souvenir you can drink.

Dining in Wollongong was made for the just-off-the-beach crowd, so no need to change out of those thongs and boardies. Whether you want Italian, Thai or a good old-fashioned country steakhouse, you’ll find it along Grand Pacific Drive. The farm-to-fork craze has taken over here as well, so keep an eye out for fresh, seasonal ingredients like kangaroo with artichokes, free-range pork belly and zucchini flower salad. Pair it with a local chardonnay, shiraz or pint of sweet stout beer for lip-smackin’ goodness.

Ready to get down in the Gong? If you’re into party vibes, pop that collar and head to Crown Street Mall for lounges and nightclubs serving up A+ beats and cocktails. For a breezier evening, check out North Wollongong holiday packages and chillax in the waterfront bars, or get cultured at the city’s many theatres and comedy clubs along the north coast.

What’s Next?

Step 1: Check out lastminute.com.au’s awesome Wollongong holiday deals and save cash by booking your airfares and accommodation together. Step 2: Start thinking about how to spend that left-over dough! With so much to see and do, we’re sure you’ll find a way.


Top Hotel Deals in Wollongong

The Belmore All-Suite Hotel
The Belmore All-Suite Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 39 Smith Street, Wollongong, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$123
4.6/5 (27 reviews)

Great proximity to the city and the beach. Large clean rooms

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2019
A stay at The Belmore All-Suite Hotel places you in the heart of Wollongong, within a 15-minute walk of Wollongong City Beach and North Wollongong Beach.
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
4.5 out of 5.0 19 Market Street, Wollongong, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$149
4.2/5 (24 reviews)

Nice neat clean would stay there again staff were friendly too & the kids liked the hot chocolate & chocolate biscuits @ reception

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2019
A stay at Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong places you in the heart of Wollongong, within a 5-minute drive of WIN Stadium and Wollongong Science Centre and ...
Sage Hotel Wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong
4.0 out of 5.0 60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$149
4.0/5 (81 reviews)

Love that this hotel is central to Wollongong, has good parking & easy to access dining options. Unfortunately the last 2 times we've been the second lift has been out & that sure makes the movement of hotel guests VERY SLOW. Would hope it is fixed before the next school holidays when it will be ...

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2019
When you stay at Sage Hotel Wollongong in Wollongong, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 5-minute drive of Wollongong City Beach and North Wollongong ...
Boat Harbour Motel
Boat Harbour Motel
3.0 out of 5.0 Cnr Campbell and Wilson St, Wollongong, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$160
3.7/5 (31 reviews)

Great location & nice clean beds. Very dated motel & shower mouldy but nice hot water

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2019
A stay at Boat Harbour Motel places you in the heart of Wollongong, within a 10-minute walk of Wollongong City Beach and North Wollongong Beach.
Mantra Wollongong
Mantra Wollongong
4.5 out of 5.0 6-10 Gladstone Ave, Wollongong, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$149
3.3/5 (25 reviews)

Really nice, large, clean apartments. Just didn’t have blankets or other extra bed linen in winter so had to sleep with the heater on max. We didn’t realise until after concierge closed at 10pm.

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2019
With a stay at Mantra Wollongong, you'll be centrally located in Wollongong, within a 10-minute walk of Crown Street Mall and Wollongong Hospital.
Harp Hotel
Harp Hotel
2.5 out of 5.0 124 Corrimal Street, Wollongong, NSW
AU$90
3.3/5 (25 reviews)

The room was basic but it delivered what it promised. It was good value for money and very well positioned in terms of getting around Wollongong. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and I would stay again without hesitation.

Reviewed on 8 Oct. 2019
A stay at Harp Hotel places you in the heart of Wollongong, within a 15-minute walk of Wollongong City Beach and North Wollongong Beach.

Top Deals on Flights to Wollongong

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