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Destination Wollongong

Wollongong, the vibrant heart of the Illawarra region, is NSW’s third largest city it has a collection of charming villages, each with its own distinct character and charm. Wollongong has a unique environment, with beautiful beaches just a short distance from impressive mountain ranges and is home to a world-class university, innovative start-up scene, and offers all the benefits of city living, but with the warmth of a smaller town. Built on industry and once known as the “steel city”, Wollongong is now a thriving 21st century destination – it is a hub for adventure, arts, technology and laid-back living. It’s here that you get to enjoy the best of both worlds – all the excitement and convenience of a bustling capital city, but without the stress.

Bring the Family

Looking for the best family activities in Wollongong? Look no further! Discover a fantastic selection of ideas that will entertain the whole family. Wollongong has something for everyone. Explore a wide range of family-friendly activities and attractions that guarantee fun and laughter.

From interactive museums and wildlife parks to thrilling outdoor adventures and kid-friendly events, there’s never a dull moment in Wollongong. Create unforgettable memories with your loved ones as you explore the wonders of this vibrant city.
Fun family activities include hanging out with cute creatures at Symbio Wildlife Park, horse riding on the escarpment, enjoying the thrills and spills of Jamberoo Action Park with treetop walks and zip-lining adventures. There are wet weather options too, from indoor rock climbing to visiting the Early Start Discovery Space or UOW Science Space.

Wollongong also boasts plenty of family-friendly dining options. Grab an ice cream at Levendi on the harbour, ideally situated next to a kids’ playground or choose from an array of casual beachfront dining venues or foreshore parks dotted along the coastline.

Visit Wollongong

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Novotel Wollongong, Northbeach 

2/14 Cliff Rd North Wollongong, NSW

Paid parking is available at the venue and subject to availability from $30 per day. There is free street parking around the hotel on Blackett Street, Cliff Road and behind the hotel at Stuarts Park.

Travel Info

Sydney Domestic & International Airport is 75 km from Wollongong CBD by road or 1 hr 30 mins by train

Rail from Sydney
Frequent trains run from Sydney to Wollongong and take 1 hr 30 mins. Rail Schedule

Sydney, 80 km (1 hr 15 mins) via M1 Princes Motorway.
Canberra: 250 km (3 hrs) via Hume Highway (B31)

For further information on getting to and from Wollongong visit – www.visitwollongong.com.au/how-to-get-around/


Booking Discount

ADA NSW has arranged a 15% discount for guests at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach. Further details are below.

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

Experience contemporary accommodation at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach. The chic interiors reflect the beauty of the lush location and are complimented by panoramic ocean and mountain views and spacious rooms.

To make an accommodation booking at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach please either email the venue directly reservations@novotelnorthbeach.com.au or contact the hotel directly on 02 4224 3111 to speak with the reservations department. There will be a 15% discount available to your booking. The Reservations Team are available Mon-Fri between 8 am – 6 pm or Saturday between 9 am – 5 pm.

For additional information on the room types please click here.

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NSW, 2450 Australia
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