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. Wollongong deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Wollongong

Wollongong CBD is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Wollongong. These include popular favourites such as Births and Deaths (U 2 74 Kembla S), Dagwood (19 Market Street) and Kneading Ruby (5 Crown Lane). If you’re looking for affordable options, Restaurant Santino (17 Globe Lane) and Humber (226 Crown St) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Amigos Mexican Restaurant Wollongong (116 Keira St) and The Wine Hub (28 Victoria St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Wollongong.

When to visit Wollongong

Wollongong in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 195
1 night at 3-star hotel
Wollongong in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 195
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

Plane

Although Wollongong doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Sydney Airport (SYD), which is located 37 miles from Wollongong. The shortest flight to Wollongong from Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 15h 10m.

Car

Another option to get to Wollongong is to pick up a car rental from Sydney, which is about 42 miles from Wollongong. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and JUCY , among others, in Sydney.

Bus

Greyhound Australia operates bus routes to Wollongong. From Canberra, the bus ride to Wollongong takes 210 miles and will cost you around C$ 95. From Melbourne, the ticket costs about C$ 225 for a journey of 720 miles.

Plane

Although Wollongong doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Sydney Airport (SYD), which is located 37 miles from Wollongong. The shortest flight to Wollongong from Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 15h 10m.

Car

Another option to get to Wollongong is to pick up a car rental from Sydney, which is about 42 miles from Wollongong. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and JUCY , among others, in Sydney.

Bus

Greyhound Australia operates bus routes to Wollongong. From Canberra, the bus ride to Wollongong takes 210 miles and will cost you around C$ 95. From Melbourne, the ticket costs about C$ 225 for a journey of 720 miles.

Airports near Wollongong

Airlines serving Wollongong

Lufthansa
Good (4,667 reviews)
KLM
Good (838 reviews)
SWISS
Good (943 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,750 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,168 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,447 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (464 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,595 reviews)
Air France
Good (978 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,932 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,341 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,247 reviews)
Finnair
Good (763 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (786 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (932 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (844 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,944 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (779 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (440 reviews)
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Where to stay in Wollongong

There are also lots of vacation rental options in Wollongong, with prices from C$ 91 to C$ 1,177 per night. Wollongong CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Wollongong are about 65% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Wollongong

Most booked hotels in Wollongong

Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 151+
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 181+
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 192+
Boat Harbour Motel
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 143+
Sage Hotel Wollongong
4 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 159+

Renting a car in Wollongong

Expect to pay C$ 1.59 per litre in Wollongong (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.04 and C$ 25.39. The most frequently booked car type in Wollongong is Mini (Kia Carnival or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Rio or similar) are, on average, 52% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Expect to pay C$ 1.59 per litre in Wollongong (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.04 and C$ 25.39. The most frequently booked car type in Wollongong is Mini (Kia Carnival or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Rio or similar) are, on average, 52% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.