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.
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.
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.
Be sure to dibs your hotel in Wollongong as soon as you've confirmed your dates. With more than 26 accommodations on lastminute.com.au, finding the right place won't be hard.
If you book yourself in at one of our most recommended accommodations, the expert staff will ensure that your stay is a cosy one. The Lyndon Haven and Wollongong Serviced Apartments are worth checking out.
21 Oct. - 22 Oct.
Clean and new property. Lovely and would come back again.
18 Oct. - 19 Oct.
What an absolute awesome place to stay. We stayed the night after a horrible night in another hotel the night before, the reception staff were amazing, Friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We even had a nice little note and surprise in our room. Facilities are great, very clean and comfortable. ...
14 Oct. - 15 Oct.
Staff and rooms and location are second to none. The hotel is iconic and staff go above and beyond to look after their guests. Highly recommend.
8 Oct. - 9 Oct.
Quiet and convenient location. Spacious and comfortable room. Friendly and helpful personnel.
5 Oct. - 6 Oct.
Great place to stay with family. Beds were comfy, nice bathroom, would stay here again.
20 Oct. - 21 Oct.
Closeness to shops Cleanliness was a bit disappointing