Category: Attractions and Adventure

Aug 28
Top 10 Wollongong & Illawarra Picnic Spots to Explore

Picnic with ocean views across Wollongong & the Illawarra, what way to enjoy the South Coast of NSW. The native wildflowers are out, the sun is warm and prime picnickin’ season is upon us! Ah, the humble picnic, what is more nourishing than a slow day lazing in the grass together, soaking up some vitamin […]

Aug 24
Your Guide to the MS Gong Ride 2023 –The Ride to Fight MS  

The MS Gong Ride is back on Sunday 5 November 2023! Since 1981, this iconic ride has inspired an incredible community of Wollongong and Sydney locals, who join the ride to fight against multiple sclerosis. What is the MS Gong Ride? It is Australia’s most respected community bike ride. For over 40 years, tens of […]

Aug 15
Best Things to do in Thirroul: Insider’s Guide

Thirroul is a treasure trove of goodness, holding a special place in my heart. It is a place full of small businesses with a mindful and planet-conscious purpose. There are day spas, gift shops, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and a spectacular theatre. This sunny Northern Illawarra suburb is historic, scenic and beautiful, and is nestled […]

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Jun 07
Why Visiting Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong is an Amazing Experience

Entry to Nan Tien Temple is free and everyone is welcome Here at What’s On In Wollongong, we know what an incredible place Nan Tien Temple is to visit and enjoy. Here are the best ways to enjoy Nan Tien Temple, just 10 minutes south of Wollongong. Want to find other amazing things to do […]

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Sep 19
Best cycling routes around Wollongong

Cyclists are spoilt for choice in Wollongong, where flat coastal routes meet rough mountain terrain ensuring there is something for every kind of cyclist from learner riders right through to old pros. Currently Wollongong offers more than 42km of cycle tracks on shared pathways covering the area between Sandon Point and Lake Illawarra, making Wollongong […]

May 05
Re-ignite your social life, find new friends, create your tribe in Wollongong. Here is how (plus you’ll get fitter too)

We all want to feel connected, we all want to belong, we all want a sense of community. We all NEED connection to thrive in life. Fact. We are social creatures. Even introverts have social connection needs. Yet our busy lives, technology and the hangover of the C word (Covid, we mean Covid!), have all […]

Feb 15
What to do in Wollongong – best activities Illawarra-wide

Whether you are a local Wollongong resident searching for a fun weekend activity, or a tourist, looking for the authentic Illawarra experience while on holiday, we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of must-do activities below to enjoy the best our region has to offer. With a combination of indoor and outdoor options, there […]

Mar 04
The Solo Travellers Guide to Wollongong

Travelling with friends and family can be a lot of fun, but it can also be filled with disagreements, opinions and a whole lot of eye-rolling. If you are someone who has discovered the self-satisfying joys of travelling as a party of one, the City of Wollongong would love to host your next adventure. Imagine […]

Oct 28
New Indoor Skatepark Underway for Wollongong

Local skateboarders and scooter riders in Wollongong to enjoy world-class skate facilities thanks to a brand-new indoor skate park, 3SIXTY. Business coach and Entrepreneur Adrian D’Amico has teamed up with “The Funpreneur” Brett Baker to open Wollongong’s first indoor skate park by the end of the year. An Idea Adrian has had for almost 10 […]

Oct 01
5 budget-friendly weekend activities to do in Wollongong

When the weekend rolls around, we all want to make the most of it by spending time with our friends and family. Watching a movie could cost a group of four around $80. Going out for dinner after could easily cost another $60 or so. However, we don’t always want to dish out hundreds of […]