Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Wollongong

The beaches and rainforest provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Wollongong. This city's cycling, shopping and cafes attract many visitors, as does its scenic and welcoming location. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


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.

Natural features

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)
How to get there

Transport to and around Wollongong

The nearest airport is in Wollongong, NSW (WOL-Illawarra Regional), located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), which is 37.1 mi (59.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Wollongong Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Wollongong?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 145 holiday lettings around Wollongong. From 47 flats & apartments to 69 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Wollongong?

Don't just spend a few hours at the beach. Wrangle your buddies and crash as close as you can to it! The sound of crashing waves and unbelievable ocean vistas? Heck yes! HomeAway has 44 beachside rental properties. Searching for a different holiday vibe? See if any of our other properties tickle your fancy. Our options here include:

  • 32 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 28 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 26 beachfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Wollongong?

If you're seeking a home away from home this holiday, renting a house is a terrific idea. You and the gang will have loads of space for all your holiday activities. There are 88 houses currently on HomeAway. Prices start from £16 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Apartment: 64 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £47 per night.
  • Townhome: 10 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £105 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 9 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £76 per night.

Can I stay in Wollongong in a large group?

Whether you're taking off on a special trip with the family or spending a few nights away with your old school crew, it's always lots of fun hanging out under the one roof! The best news is that HomeAway has options to suit. House holiday rentals are the most popular choice for large groups, with 22 featured here. In and around the area, the rental options that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • If yours is a crew of 8, we've got 28 rental accommodation just right for that size. Spend a night for as little as £131.
  • Keen to find a holiday rental for 6 guests? We have 23 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as £91 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with a group of 10? We have 19 rental properties that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £142 a night.

You and all your buddies will be well catered to when you plan your Wollongong getaway through us!