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Sydney, the state capital, is located roughly 45 miles (72 kilometers) northeast of Illawarra, while Newcastle is 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the northeast.
Among the best stretches of coast in Illawarra are Wollongong North Beach and the ever popular Wollongong South Beach. Chill out, catch some rays and then stroll along the beach. The visit will leave you feeling invigorated and refreshed.
If you love nature and wildlife, go and check out Budderoo National Park and Mount Keira, two protected reserves where visitors to Illawarra often visit to find some tranquility. Walk through the parks and go birdwatching, before enjoying a snack in the parks’ beautiful grounds.
Get familiar with the local fashion and try on new outfits in a few of the local malls and markets such as Crown Street Mall or Wollongong Fish Market. These are two of the best destinations for fashionistas and food lovers who visit in Illawarra.
If you are interested in the battles of long ago, tour the old forts and other defense structures around Illawarra. The Flagstaff Hill Fort played an important role in repelling enemy invaders over the centuries, but today is a peaceful and welcoming attraction for visitors from all corners of the globe.
One of the most visited local performing arts houses in Illawarra is the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music. If you’re feeling peckish after the show, head off to one of the close-by eateries and explore the regional cuisine.
An iconic religious building, among the most popular of the many heritage sites in this city, is the Nan Tien Temple. Visit the historic site to explore its symbolic significance as well as to admire the architecture.
While vacationing in Illawarra, make time in your schedule and check out the local botanical gardens to relax, smell the flowers and see a diverse collection of plant types. Make the time to learn about the diverse range of plants in the garden.
Situated by the sea, this hotel is steps away from WIN Stadium and Wollongong Golf Club. WIN Entertainment Centre and Illawarra Performing Arts Centre are also within 10 minutes.
Nestled on the beach, this North Wollongong hotel is just steps away from North Wollongong Beach and Stuart Park. Wollongong City Beach and Wollongong Harbor are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated by the sea, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Kiama Leagues Club and Kiama Blowhole.
Located in the heart of Gerringong, this luxury hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Crooked River Winery and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Gerroa Boat Fisherman's Golf Club. Little Blow Hole and Pilots Cottage Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated in Wollongong, this luxury apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Crown Street Mall and Wollongong Hospital. Wollongong Town Hall and Wollongong City Gallery are also within 15 minutes.
Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kiama Leagues Club, Pilots Cottage Museum, and Kiama Blowhole. Little Blow Hole is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
Situated in Wollongong, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of WIN Stadium and WIN Entertainment Centre. North Wollongong Beach and Wollongong Hospital are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated on the riverfront, this campsite is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Gerroa Boat Fisherman's Golf Club and 17.1 mi (27.6 km) from Jamberoo Action Park.