Located at Wollongong NSW, only 80km south of Sydney, the picturesque Belmore Basin (known as Wollongong Boat Harbour) and Flagstaff Hill is an iconic and renowned tourist location.

Wollongong is fast becoming a thriving cosmopolitan city with 17 patrolled beaches, thriving small bar and coffee scene as well as, accommodation options and attractions for all ages and tastes. Famous for the Seacliff Bridge, Sky Diving over the Beach, Jamberoo Action Park, Minnamurra Rain Forest and Hang gliding.

Central to the city, Wollongong Harbour is located less than 1km from the CBD and shopping district, located between the majestic North Wollongong and City Beaches.

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By car: M1 or M7 – If you’re watching the clock, Wollongong is an easy 75-minute drive from the Sydney CBD and airports via the Princes Motorway (M1) or under 60 minutes drive from Macarthur in Sydney’s west via the Westlink (M7). For directions, enter your origin and destination using our interactive map at the bottom of the page.

By rail/train: Wollongong is located on Sydney Train’s South Coast Line. Sydney Trains operate commuter trains at regular intervals to Wollongong. North Wollongong Station: 1.5k to the harbour. Wollongong  Station: 1.5km to the harbour. To view the Sydney Trains website please click here.

Please ensure to check Australia Day Public Holiday Timetable.


By car: If you are travelling from Canberra to Wollongong by car there are two main route options available:

Take the Hume Highway to the Picton interchange and follow the Picton Road/Mt Ousley Road into Wollongong. This option will take approximately two hours and 30 minutes.


Wollongong Harbour is easily accessible with ample nearby parking within a 1.5km radius. Please note that the immediate harbour precinct is closed to traffic for Australia Day. Allow 10-15 minutes to park and walk. Parking Locations: Streets west of the harbour 200m – 1k walk / Stuart Park/North Beach: 800/1km walk / South of harbour / Entertainment Centre car park and streets: 500-800m walk / City Centre car Parks: 600-1.2k walk

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Wollongong has a number of accommodation options to suit all visitors and budgets. From five star hotel accommodation like the Novotel North Beach to budget friendly accommodation nearby such as Boat Harbour Motel or Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort. For a full list of accommodation and to make bookings visit:


Wollongong has something to offer any traveller, from nature based activities to adventure and everything in between, we’ve got you covered! If you are planning on staying in Wollongong for the long weekend visit the Destination Wollongong attractions page and plan your itinerary here:

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