7 days in Wollongong & Kiama Itinerary

7 days in Wollongong & Kiama Itinerary

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7 days in Wollongong & Kiama Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Sydney


Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 4th (Wed), engage your brain at Science Centre and Planetarium, see the interesting displays at Trainworks, and then learn about winemaking at Artemis Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Kembla Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wollongong trip builder .

Sydney to Wollongong is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Wollongong when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Kiama.

Things to do in Wollongong

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Artemis Wines, NSW Rail Museum
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NSW Rail Museum ©
NSW Rail Museum
Artemis Wines ©
Artemis Wines
Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach


Kiama ©
Kiama is a township 120 kilometres south of Sydney in the Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. Museum-lovers will get to explore Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and Jervis Bay Maritime Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cupitt's and The Grape Escape. Get out of town with these interesting Kiama side-trips: Ten Thousand Paces (in Bowral), Fleet Air Arm Museum (in Nowra) and Callala Beach (in Callala Bay). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Moona Moona Creek, look for gifts at The Treat Factory, look for all kinds of wild species at Bass Point Reserve, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saddleback Mountain Lookout.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kiama road trip app .

Drive from Wollongong to Kiama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kiama sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Shellharbour, Jervis Bay, The Grape Escape, The Treat Factory, Callala Beach
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Saddleback Mountain Lookout ©
Saddleback Mountain Lookout
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Fleet Air Arm Museum
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