Wollongong has a large variety of attractions for you to enjoy while visiting the area. There is a short sample of destinations below, however for a more comprehensive list, visit Wollongong Tourism's website by clicking here.


The name says it all. End to end, Grand Pacific Drive is sensational, a roller coaster ride that putters through rainforests, dallies through seaside villages and whisks you along a sensational strip of coast, with never a dull moment.

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Construction of the temple began in 1992 with the temple officially opened in October 1995. Costing over $50 million dollars to build, the temple is one of the branch temples of Fo Kuaung Shan, which has over 120 branches worldwide. "Nan Tien" in Chinese means "Paradise of the South". This is the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Less than 2 hours from Sydney, The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is one of the regions newest attractions.  Nestled amongst temperate rainforest, the Treetop Walk takes you along the picturesque Illawarra escarpment and offers inspiring views from Bass Point in the South to Bundeena in the North.

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Enjoy a fun filled day for the whole family only 2 hours driving distance from Sydney along the coastal areas of Wollongong into the beautiful rolling hills of Jamberoo.  Ride the exhilarating waterslides or just hang back and enjoy the view from the famous Jamberoo Mountain Toboggans.

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This land was originally owned by the Hoskins family, founders of the Steelworks, who built an Elizabeth Mansion on the grounds known as Glennifer Brae. In 1954, Mrs Hoskins made a gift to Wollongong City Council of nearly 11 acres to be used as a Botanic Garden.

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Minnamurra Rainforest is particularly special because of the diversity of rainforest types, the range of ferns and wildlife that exists within a relatively small area. The flora consists of a mixture of subtropical and temperate rainforests, which provides a habitat for more than two thirds of all ferns found in New South Wales. Minnamurra Rainforest offers a 1.6 kilometre elevated rainforest walk and a 2.6 kilometre walk to Minnamurra Falls.

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For a more comprehensive list of things to do during your stay in Wollongong, visit the Destination Wollongong website - click here.

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