Some of Wollongong’s attractions include:
The Botanic Garden Wollongong
Situated in the foothills of the Illawarra escarpment, Wollongong Botanic Garden hosts an impressive array of native and flowering plant life from around the world.
An exciting array of activities and experiences are offered for visitors of all ages, from guided walks and workshops through to festivals, band recitals, theatrical performances and outdoor cinema screenings.
To see a list of their upcoming events, click here
The Illawarra Fly
The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is an awe-inspiring way to experience the Illawarra escarpment with a 1500 metre walk through beautiful warm temperate rainforest. One of only a handful of steel treetop walks in the world and the only one of its kind in New South Wales. 500 metres of this walk is nestled in the treetop canopy some 20-30metres above ground level. The walkway culminates in Knights Tower, a spiral tower that rises to a breathtaking 45 metres above the forest floor. http://www.illawarrafly.com/
Dolphin and Whale Watching
Enjoy the exhilaration of watching dolphins & whales up close and personal in the sheltered waters of beautiful Jervis Bay. Jervis Bay has one of the longest whale watching seasons in NSW. The highlight of the area is Jervis Bay’s prominence on the coast which attracts the southern migrating mothers and their calves inside the Bay for some rest and recreation, all right infront of our customers. http://www.jervisbaywhales.com.au/
Australia’s Industry World (AIW) is home to one of the largest concentrations of manufacturing industry in Australia. AIW is a premier visitor attraction and education resource, featuring a unique combination of experiences focused on the port and its surrounding heavy industry. http://www.aiw.org.au/
Nan-Tien Temple is a Buddhist temple complex located in Berkeley. Construction started in 1992 using traditional techniques and materials by Chinese craftsmen, but with numerous modern features. It occupies a semi-rural hillside site several square kilometres in size, and is set amidst landscaped gardens. http://www.nantien.org.au/