Where to stay around Wollongong?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 136 holiday lettings near Wollongong. From 61 houses to 45 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wollongong is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Wollongong?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Wollongong. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Wollongong Station: 378 holiday lettings
  • WIN Entertainment Centre: 378 holiday lettings
  • Illawarra Performing Arts Centre: 377 holiday lettings
  • Crown Street Mall: 378 holiday lettings
  • Flagstaff Hill Fort: 371 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Wollongong listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Wollongong?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 61 houses in Wollongong. Our other popular types of Wollongong holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 45 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 4 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wollongong?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26 holiday homes with pool available in Wollongong. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday villa in Wollongong, Australia your home away from home

    Found in New South Wales’ Illawarra region, Wollongong is a city south of Sydney and something of a paradise when it comes to beaches. There’s an excellent choice of surfing and swimming beaches close to holiday villas in Wollongong, with a staggering 17 surf beaches and plenty of fantastic coastal scenery to enjoy.

    Things to do in Wollongong, Australia

    Wollongong self-catering accommodation is found in a location that would most definitely suit surf enthusiasts. Among the highlights to be found close by are Windang and Port Kembla to the south, and Towradgi, Austinmer and North and South Beach, all to the north of the city. One of the best features of the beaches here is their relatively low crowds compared to Sydney’s.

    If you’d like to enjoy the beautiful coast here from the land then you could make for a couple of the lookouts easily reached from Wollongong self-catering villas. These spots are usually high up and tend to appeal to hikers or even hang gliders. Mount Keira offers a number of walking trails and offers sublime views, while Bulli Pass is perhaps the most popular, equipped with picnic tables and barbecue pits.

    On holiday at a villa in Wollongong you could also take the opportunity to experience some of the city’s culture. As with much of the country, sport is a key part of people’s lives, and at the Win Sports and Entertainment Centres you’ll find an 18,500-seater stadium for rugby union, rugby league and soccer. Slightly more reflective is the Nan Tien Temple, which is the largest Buddhist Temple in the southern hemisphere and has received numerous awards for the unique architectural atmosphere it creates. Other spots offering peace, quiet and nature include the Minnamurra Rainforest and the Wollongong Botanical Gardens.

    Places to visit on holiday in Wollongong, Australia

    North of holiday villas in Wollongong is the Royal National Park, which holds the honour of being the second oldest national park on the planet, It’s an ideal setting for serious hikers, and beach trips, and is also an attractive location if you’d like a family picnic.

    Weather in Wollongong, Australia

    There’s a oceanic climate around Wollongong self-catering accommodation. This makes for pleasantly warm weather for most of the year. Summer highs are usually quite moderate, with temperatures hitting the high-20s in January and February. Winter highs tend to reach the high-teens.

    Cheap flights to Wollongong, Australia

    If you’re heading for Wollongong self-catering holiday villas from the UK, you could fly Qantas, British Airways or Virgin from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sydney (SYD) before making the hour-long drive down from Sydney to your holiday destination in Wollongong.

    Sightseeing in and around Wollongong

    Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Wollongong a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Wollongong Golf Club (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
    • Port Kembla Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
    • Sublime Point Lookout (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
    • Links Shell Cove Golf Course (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
    • Calderwood Valley Golf Course (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
    • Jamberoo Action Park (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Wollongong

    If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Wollongong

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Wollongong is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Wollongong City Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Stuart Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
    • North Wollongong Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
    • Wollongong Botanic Garden (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
    • Fairy Meadow Beach Park (2 mi / 3.3 km)
    • Mount Keira (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)