Category: The Great Outdoors

May 29
What to do in Wollongong this Week and Month. Find Events & What’s On Illawarra wide

Looking for things to do in Wollongong tonight, this weekend or the month ahead? Welcome to What’s on in Wollongong & Illawarra Guide! Your insider guide to planning best days and nights out. Find all upcoming events in the Illawarra including Music, Arts & Theatre shows in Wollongong, Our Local Illawarra Markets, Wollongong Sports & […]

  • Attractions and Adventure
May 29
Best Things To Do in Wollongong & The Illawarra. Get Inspired.

Wollongong and its surrounding Illawarra region are a treasure trove of attractions, sites and experiences. If you’re wondering how to spend a day or a weekend in Wollongong, look no further for inspiration! Written by a born and bred ‘Gong local, this guide lists the very best things to do in Wollongong and the Illawarra. […]

  • Attractions and Adventure
May 15
Festival Events in Wollongong and the Illawarra. Best Music, Arts & Culture, Food & Wine Festivals on the South Coast NSW

Oh you’re on the hunt for the ultimate festival experience in Wollongong, Shoalhaven and the Illawarra? Well look no further, baby! We’ve rounded up the most vibrant and diverse festivals on the South Coast. From music parties that move your body, to folk gatherings that soothe the soul. From celebrations of Art and Culture to heavenly […]

  • Best in Show
May 09
10+ Best Craft Breweries in Wollongong & Illawarra

If you're a beer lover visiting Wollongong, you're in luck! The city boasts a thriving craft beer scene with plenty of top-notch breweries to explore. To help you plan your next beer tour, we've put together a list of the 10 best breweries in Wollongong. From traditional ales to experimental brews, these breweries offer something for everyone. Whether you prefer a cozy taproom or a sprawling beer garden, you'll find plenty of options on our list. So grab your friends and get ready to discover Wollongong's hidden beer gems.

May 07
Best Places to Whale Watch Wollongong & Illawarra. Spot Majestic Whales from May – November Here…

Where to Whale Watch in Wollongong & NSW South Coast. Each year from May to November, more than 40,000 humpback and southern right whales migrate up and down the NSW South Coast. Let us at What’s on in Wollongong show the best Whale Watching vantage points in Wollongong, Shellharbour, Illawarra and further down NSW South Coast. […]

Apr 20
Best Adventure Park on South Coast of NSW revealed! Treetops Adventure Nowra

Treetops Adventure Nowra is an amazing Adventure Park for kids and adults. On the South Coast of NSW, an easy one hour drive from Wollongong, it’s Australia’s first tree ropes, ziplining and cliff edge park. If you’re looking for the best things to do in Nowra, what to do in the school holidays, a great day-trip from Sydney, then look […]

Mar 11
MTB Wollongong & Illawarra. Our Best Mountain Bike Trails & Rides

Googling ‘Great MTB trails near me’? Wollongong & the Illawarra region is a Mountain Bike Trail Riders paradise. Whether you are starting out and learning mountain bike skills (berm baby, berm!). Or, looking for the ultimate gnarley, steep black-diamond MTB ride, we have the best MTB trail for you. Welcome to What’s on in Wollongong’s […]

Mar 05
Walking Wollongong’s Gibson Track – Illawarra Bushwalk Guide

The iconic Sublime Point Walking Track in Austinmer has long been a local favourite, and one of the best bushwalks in Wollongong and the Illawarra. Unfortunately this beloved walking trail has been closed due to rockslides for what seems like an eternity. But following an extensive upgrade, the lower section of this amazing bushwalk has […]

Jan 30
Five Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day on a Budget. Wollongong & Illawarra Guide.

Want to know how you can make Valentine's Day special while on a Budget? What's On in Wollongong is here to help.

  • Eat and Drink
Jan 30
Five Ways to Get Romantic this Valentine’s Day 2024. Wollongong & Illawarra

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching on Wednesday 14th February, 2024. It’s time to plan the best ways to romance your loved one. Whether you want Wollongong’s romantic lunch or dinner options, best Illawarra romantic places to visit or, just Valentine’s ideas that will light up your lover, we have some beautiful options for you: Explore […]

  • Eat and Drink