1. Head Over to Wollongong Art Gallery

    Wollongong Art Gallery is set right in the centre of the city. You can find a massive collection of exhibitions and artworks at this place. Most of these collections focus on NSW’s Illawarra region. There are sculptures, photos and stunning paintings on display. It is Australia’s one of the biggest regional art museums. It has around 3,000 artworks, which include modern Asian pieces, aboriginal artifacts, and Colonial-era works.
  2. Enjoy a Picnic at Kiama Blowhole

    Kiama Blowhole is one of those places that has been attracting visitors for well over a century now. It is just a half an hour’s drive from south of Wollongong. This natural phenomenon lies on a breezy point just next to the centre of Kiama, which is a small coastal town. It was formed about 260 million years ago. This place not only offers great views but is also ideal for a picnic. There is a nice spot for lunch at Diggies at Blowhole Point.
  3. Swim or Relax at Wollongong City Beach

    If you are after some sun, sand, sea, and surf, there is no perfect place to be at than Wollongong City Beach. Situated just a short walk from the centre, this place is famous with both tourists and locals due to its beautiful golden sands, numerous amenities, and easy accessibility. You can just relax on the beach or enjoy surfing and swimming offshore.
  4. Explore the Science Space

    The Science Space is a family-friendly and fun place to explore. It is only a five-minute drive just north of downtown. Besides the interactive exhibits, the museum also has a magnificent planetarium for people to check out. Live experiments as well as demonstrations take place there regularly.
  5. Sunbathe at North Beach

    North Beach is one of the major places where people go to swim, sunbathe or surf. The place is backed by attractive bluffs and large grassy spaces. Additionally, North Beach is the only local beach that is patrolled all year by lifeguards for safety purposes. This place has plenty of rock pools, swimming spots, and wading areas, which makes it perfect for families.
  6. Wollongong Botanic Garden

    A view of botanical garden based in Wollongong. The Wollongong Botanic Garden is considered a very scenic and peaceful place to walk around. You can find a massive collection of trees, plants, flowers, and shrubs at this place. There are many secluded spots and scenic sections for you to explore. Moreover, you can find numerous rainforest areas here. Visitors can also take guided walks as well as workshops or explore the multicoloured contents of the garden’s glasshouse.
  7. Enjoy Stunning Views at Mount Keira

    Mount Keira, as well as the rest of the Illawarra escarpment, is known to rise up significantly above Wollongong. Due to just a 15-minute drive, you can find yourself on the top of the high mount and enjoy the breathtaking views. Because of its close proximity to the centre and unique shape, this place has been a local landmark for a long time. Apart from enjoying the view, some people also come here to bike or hike among its pristine nature.
  8. Spend a Day at Symbio Wildlife Park

    The Symbio Wildlife Park is one of those places where you can be personal and close to a variety of Australian Wildlife and exotic animals from all over the globe. If you have kids, this place is perfect for you to spend a day at.
  9. Visit Nan Tien Temple

    The huge and majestic Nan Tien Temple is another of Wollongong’s major landmarks. It is situated on Wollongong’s southern outskirts and is, quite impressively Southern Hemisphere’s biggest Buddhist temple complex. This temple is just gorgeous to walk around, and you will also find an excellent cafe that serves the best Asian food and tea.
  10. Enjoy the Amazing views from the Sea Cliff Bridge

    The Sea Cliff Bridge is considered a favourite spot of photographers since it opened back in 2005. It has uninterrupted and exceptional views of the Grand Pacific Drive. This is why it has become one of the most photographed bridges in NSW. It is highly recommended to plan your visit either during sunset or sunrise to get a picture-perfect view.