17 days in Wollongong & Shoal Bay Itinerary

17 days in Wollongong & Shoal Bay Itinerary

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17 days in Wollongong & Shoal Bay Itinerary

Start: Wollongong
1
Wollongong
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Shoal Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Wollongong

13
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Visit The National Pass and Nan Tien Temple for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Beach and Bendalong Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Wollongong side-trips: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock) and Day FIne Art (in Blackheath). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hyams Beach, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Wollongong trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jervis Bay, Blue Mountains National Park, The Australiana Pioneer Village, Symbio Wildlife Park
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Fighter World, don't miss a visit to Oakvale Farm and Fauna World, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bennetts Beach, contemplate the long history of Maitland Gaol, and then shop like a local with Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shoal Bay travel planning tool .

You can drive from Wollongong to Shoal Bay in 4 hours. January in Shoal Bay sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Williamtown, Hawks Nest, Maitland
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol

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