Wollongong, on the New South Wales South Coast, has plenty of great things to do for visitors and locals. This coastal city is a popular daytrip destination from Sydney but is also well worth a longer visit for those who have time. It’s a beautiful place to be with stunning beaches and natural scenery, as well as some great attractions and activities to keep you entertained.
Wollongong is regularly named one of the best skydiving locations in Australia. It’s easy to understand why, as experienced and friendly instruction combines with the most scenic of locations.
A skydive over the beach is something you’ll never forget. You’ll be blown away by the views along the coastline as you take a leap from a plane at a height of up to 15,000ft with your tandem skydive instructor.
Blue water will stretch for miles below as you glide towards earth, so take full advantage of this unique perspective to scope out the best beaches in Wollongong. You’ll certainly have earned your visit to them once you’re back on solid ground. Find out why this is always one of our best-selling Wollongong experiences.
When you're ready to trade the beach for the forest you can travel through the treetops Tarzan-style at the Illawara Fly Zipline Adventure. This isn’t just any old aerial obstacle course, you can glide through temperate rainforest on Australia’s largest zipline.
You’ll get awesome views of the forest floor and canopy, as well as the Pacific Ocean beyond. This is a great day out with the family in Wollongong as kids aged four and up can take part.
Ready to slow the pace just a little? Enjoy one of the best Wollongong walks at the same location. This is a real must-do bushwalk, taking you along the majestic Illawarra Escarpment to some superb scenic lookout points.
See things from a whole new perspective with a scenic helicopter ride. This is the ultimate way to take in all the fantastic panoramic views along the coastline, including waterfalls, mountains, Kiama blowhole and the Seacliff Bridge.
It’s certainly the fastest mode of transport for taking you on the scenic journey from Wollongong to Kiama! Plus, you might be lucky enough to spot some marine life along the way too, particularly during the whale watching season.
Jump aboard for a fishing trip in waters off the South Coast of NSW. Let the local expert guides take you to the best fishing spots and kit you out with high-end fishing gear, bait, and expert tuition.
Wollongong is 84 kilometres (52 miles) from Sydney by road and the journey takes around 90 minutes. It’s also possible to travel between the two locations by train.
For those travelling by road, one of the highlights for anyone taking a trip to Wollongong (or anywhere along the NSW South Coast) is the chance to cruise Grand Pacific Drive and the famous Sea Cliff Bridge.
This is a great adventure in itself, with some stunning coastal spots and towns to stop off at along the way. There are also a number of attractions in the area, like the Science Centre and Planetarium, Symbio Wildlife Park and Nan Tien Temple - the Southern Hemisphere's largest Buddhist temple.
If a road trip sounds like your idea of fun then you might as well do it in style. At Adrenaline you’ll find Wollongong adventures that let you do just that. Explore all the best spots along the Grand Pacific Drive by hopping in a motorcycle sidecar or even the back of a Harley Davidson. The exact itinerary for these trips can vary (and often changed to suit you) but coastal suburbs like Bulli, Thirroul and Scarborough, plus Bald Hill lookout, are always worth a visit.
If you're planning to continue your adventure further south be sure to check out our experiences in popular locations like Jervis Bay (an amazing spot for whale watching and kayaking).