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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$125
4.6/5 (26 reviews)

Great location. Decent size for 4 adults. Clean and tidy. Beautiful helpful staff

Reviewed on 4 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.
Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club
Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club
4.0 out of 5.0 cnr of Banks & Corrimal St, Wollongong, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$125
4.3/5 (12 reviews)

Stay was nice, waking up and enjoying breakfast sitting on the balcony with ocean views as well as the golf course.

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2018
Located in Wollongong, Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club is by the ocean, a 5-minute walk from WIN Stadium and 8 minutes by foot from WIN Entertainment ...
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
4.5 out of 5.0 19 Market Street, Wollongong, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$134
4.1/5 (22 reviews)

Great central location, friendly staff, clean, comfortable.

Reviewed on 17 Jun. 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$118
4.0/5 (76 reviews)

Grateful for an upgrade to a more suitable room for my husband who is in a wheelchair. Very busy entranceway and found stopping to check in was difficult.

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 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 (30 reviews)

Lovely Manager and Staff, very patient and sympathetic to any problems

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 2018
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.
Downtown Motel
Downtown Motel
2.5 out of 5.0 76 Crown Street, Wollongong, NSW
Free Cancellation
AU$110
3.6/5 (22 reviews)

room was clean and comfortable. Air conditioner was noisey, but used it to warm up the room, and turned it off overnight

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2019
With a stay at Downtown Motel, you'll be centrally located in Wollongong, within a 5-minute drive 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$129
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
3.2/5 (23 reviews)

Great location to Win Stadium, many restaurants or budget friendly Kebab or pizza places 50m away. Room perfectly clean and all you need, Yes music played till late but that was no problem all staff excellent- plenty of parking and once there a walk to everywhere Aldi and beach 150m down the road ...

Reviewed on 27 May 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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