Wollongong travel guide

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You're Going to Love Wollongong

With a population of 292,190, Wollongong is a must-see destination in New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Wollongong

Wollongong CBD is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Wollongong. These include popular favourites such as The Swallowed Anchor (156-160 Crown Street), Births and Deaths (U 2 74 Kembla S) and Debutant (119 Keira Street). If you’re looking for affordable options, Kneading Ruby (5 Crown Lane) and South Sailor (216 Lawrence Hargrave Drive) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Restaurant Santino (17 Globe Lane) and The Wine Hub (28 Victoria St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Wollongong.

When to visit Wollongong

Wollongong in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Wollongong in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Wollongong in January, when the average temperature is 21 °C, and the highest can go up to 26 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 8 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in April, when precipitation is around 130 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Wollongong, with an average rainfall of 60 mm.

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How to Get to Wollongong


Although Wollongong doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Sydney Airport (SYD), which is located 60 km from Wollongong. The shortest flight to Wollongong from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 3h 35m.


Another option to get to Wollongong is to pick up a car hire from Sydney, which is about 67 km from Wollongong. You’ll find branches of Sixt and AeroDrive, among others, in Sydney.

Airports near Wollongong

Airlines serving Wollongong

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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Wollongong

There are also lots of holiday rental options in Wollongong, with prices from $112 to $1,441 per night. Wollongong CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Wollongong are about 82% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Wollongong

Hiring a car in Wollongong

Expect to pay $2.00 per litre in Wollongong (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $23.92 and $31.89. The most frequently booked car type in Wollongong is Compact (Class Compact Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is, on average, 57% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.