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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.

Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Wollongong? Check out our Wollongong travel guide!

Best Wollongong Flight + Hotel Holiday Deals

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Sage Hotel Wollongong

Sage Hotel Wollongong

60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (1,061 reviews)

    Situated in Wollongong, this golf hotel is steps from WIN Stadium and Wollongong Golf Club. Wollongong City Beach and North Wollongong Beach are also within ...

    Sage Hotel WollongongAU$130

    Sage Hotel WollongongAU$130
    Harp Hotel

    Harp Hotel

    124 Corrimal Street, Wollongong
      2.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      3.4 out of 5 (221 reviews)

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

      Harp HotelAU$82

      Harp HotelAU$82
      Mantra Wollongong

      Mantra Wollongong

      6-10 Gladstone Ave, Wollongong
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (881 reviews)

        Situated in Wollongong, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crown Street Mall, Wollongong City Beach, and Wollongong Hospital. North Wollongong ...

        Mantra WollongongAU$163

        Mantra WollongongAU$163
        Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong

        Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong

        19 Market Street, Wollongong
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.6 out of 5 (952 reviews)

          Located in the heart of Wollongong, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of WIN Stadium and Wollongong Hospital. Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium ...

          Adina Apartment Hotel WollongongAU$163

          Adina Apartment Hotel WollongongAU$163
          Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club

          Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club

          cnr of Banks & Corrimal St, Wollongong
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.5 out of 5 (353 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 ...

            Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf ClubAU$122

            Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf ClubAU$122
            Flinders Motel

            Flinders Motel

            19 Flinders St., Wollongong
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.6 out of 5 (266 reviews)

              Located in the heart of Wollongong, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of North Wollongong Beach, Wollongong Golf Club, and WIN Stadium. Wollongong Botanic Garden ...

              Flinders MotelAU$109

              Flinders MotelAU$109
              The Belmore All-Suite Hotel

              The Belmore All-Suite Hotel

              39 Smith Street, Wollongong
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.4 out of 5 (477 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. ...

                The Belmore All-Suite HotelAU$131

                The Belmore All-Suite HotelAU$131
                Downtown Motel

                Downtown Motel

                76 Crown Street, Wollongong
                  2.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.7 out of 5 (332 reviews)

                  Located in the heart of Wollongong, this motel is steps from Wollongong Town Hall, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, and Wollongong City Gallery. Wollongong ...

                  Downtown MotelAU$100

                  Downtown MotelAU$100
                  Quest Wollongong

                  Quest Wollongong

                  59-61 Kembla Street, Wollongong
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.4 out of 5 (284 reviews)

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

                    Quest WollongongAU$181

                    Quest WollongongAU$181
                    Boat Harbour Motel

                    Boat Harbour Motel

                    Cnr Campbell and Wilson St, Wollongong
                      3.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      3.9 out of 5 (334 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 ...

                      Boat Harbour MotelAU$141

                      Boat Harbour MotelAU$141

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