Wollongong is a beautiful seaside city nestled between the dramatic Illawarra escarpment and the Tasman Sea, located only an hour’s drive south of Sydney.
The buzzing city centre offers shopping, art galleries, cafés, restaurants boasting fresh seafood and a lively bar scene. This is complemented by the abundance of natural beauty on offer with 17 stunning beaches, historic harbours and coastal rainforests – making it the perfect spot for outdoor adventure and activities.
Within easy drive of the wharf visitors can explore the world’s 2nd oldest National Park, or the 30 million-year-old Illawarra escarpment which offers a number of hiking trails and stunning scenic lookouts. Or take any number of exciting tour options including a visit to the renowned Sea Cliff Bridge or Australia’s highest altitude beach skydive.
- Port Kembla (Wollongong) offers a deep water shipping channel that can accommodate vessels with ship length (LOA) of 300m
- Capacity for capesize vessels at nominated berths
- Channel depth – 50 feet (15.25 metres)
- Turning basin – 1640 feet (500 metres)
Popular Wollongong Shore Excursions
Jamberoo Action ParkJamberoo is a water theme park set amongst 40 hectares of landscaped gardens and parklands. It’s the perfect setting to relax or join the kids on a huge range of water slides and attractions! Experience The Perfect Storm, the tallest, longest, fastest water ride ever built.
Just Cruisin Harley ToursTake in the spectacular Sea Cliff Bridge, ocean views and the coastal villages of the Northern Illawarra as you travel along stunning coastline on a classic Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Nan Tien TempleThe largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere, Nan Tien provides an insight into the Buddhist world and visual delights of architecture, art and culture, and culinary delights.
Symbio Wildlife ParkIf it’s a wildlife experience you are after, from seeing a rare Sumatran tiger feeding, cuddling up to a koala or hand feeding a kangaroo - Symbio really does get you closer!
Illawarra Fly Treetop AdventuresWalk in the treetops of a beautiful rainforest and enjoy the spectacular views of the canopy and Pacific Ocean. With Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, you can even fly on Australia’s highest zip-line.
The Illawarra BreweryThe Illawarra Brewery offers a range of award-winning handcrafted beers, beer tasting in a relaxed environment, delicious food and splendid views of the ocean.