Wollongong’s Top Ten Attractions

There’s something for everyone in Wollongong and the surrounding region. Make sure you tick off these ten items on your next visit:

1. Nan Tien Buddhist Temple

If you’ve always wanted to check out the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere, then now’s your chance. Visit or stay in the 100-room Pilgrim Lodge, located on the Temple grounds.

2. Science Centre & Planetarium

Learning has never been more fun with the many interactive science exhibits on offer at the Science Centre and Planetarium.

3. Illawarra Brewery

Take the time to sample one of the many craft beers on offer at this seaside brewery.

4. Grand Pacific Drive and Sea Cliff Bridge

The 665-meter Sea Cliff Bridge has become an iconic attraction for tourists cruising along the Grand Pacific Drive. Take a break from driving to enjoy the awe-inspiring ocean views and if you’re lucky, you may even spot some whales during migration season.

5. Illawarra Fly

View the rainforest from the perspective of the canopy in this tree-top adventure.

6. Jamberoo Action Park

Spread out across 40 hectares of immaculate gardens, this water theme park will keep you occupied all day and then some.

7. Symbio Wildlife Park

Just 30 minutes north of Wollongong, the Symbio Wildlife Park is a must for the whole family. Get cuddly with a koala or watch a rare Sumatran tiger being fed, plus much more.

8. Wollongong Botanic Garden

Pay a visit to this wonderful sanctuary of natural beauty. There’s always a variety of activities to choose from, including guided walks and community workshops.

9. Wollongong Head Lighthouse

Enjoy the 360-degree view up and down the coast at the taller of the two lighthouses located in Wollongong.

10. Coalcliff Beach

This small and secluded beach is surrounded by rocks and cliffs, but promises enchanting ocean views and a prime spot for fishing.