Don’t tell Wollongong, NSW, that it’s a suburb of Sydney. Sure, it’s pretty close. But residents of this growing city have everything they need right here, thank you very much: beaches, botanic gardens and plenty of scenery.
In a place with a nickname like “Gateway to the South Coast”, you’ll probably want a set of wheels to be sure you really see it all. Check out Wotif’s amazing Wollongong car hire deals and get rolling!
If you’re not quite ready to jump right into surfing, hang-gliding and rock climbing, there are plenty of opportunities to take it down a notch. Put on your walking shoes and point your Wollongong car rental to the Botanic Garden for an afternoon of smelling the roses (and lavender, bluebells and oleander).
Prefer to wear no shoes at all? Check out Wollongong hotels near North Beach, and the only thing you’ll need on your feet is sand. When it’s time for food, walk in any direction to find beachside dining—or just join a barbie with the locals.
Grand Pacific Drive is one of Australia’s best scenic routes, and it’s right outside your door. Get behind the wheel of your car hire in Wollongong and go north to adventure! Or just to the beach. Either way.
First stop: Shark Park. You probably don’t want to go in the water here, but it will certainly look awesome on your social media feed. Next, wind your way over the snake-like Sea Cliff Bridge (acrophobes, don’t look down!) to the famous Bald Hill. “Hang out” with the hang-gliders and enjoy the view. Here, bald is definitely beautiful.
Wollongong has another nickname: “The Gong”. To make sure your holiday is a real ringer, check out Wollongong packages on Wotif. We’ll bundle your airfares and accommodation and save you tons of dollarydoos in the process. Then add on car hire (a convertible, obviously) and imagine the breeze in your hair.
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Wollongong? Check out our Wollongong travel guide!