Destination guide

Wollongong holiday homes to rent

With a myriad of adventures for nature explorers, cultural enthusiasts and foodies, Wollongong is a premier destination for relaxing retreats. Whether you want to while away the time in regional art galleries, learn more about aboriginal culture or get lost in the landscape, Wollongong holiday homes to rent put you in the centre of the action.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Wollongong

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Wollongong a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wollongong Golf Club (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Port Kembla Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Sublime Point Lookout (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Links Shell Cove Golf Course (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Calderwood Valley Golf Course (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Jamberoo Action Park (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Wollongong holiday homes

Serene parks and diverse landscapes meet with the tranquil waterways and ocean to provide a boundless natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Easy nature walks and wildlife trails, fishing, swimming, sunbathing and beach play are popular options for those looking for a relaxing holiday. For more adventure, try out kayaking, water skiing, sailing, scuba diving, surfing, skydiving, abseiling, hiking and parasailing, all of which are on the offer. You can also experience the land on horseback or behind the wheel of an ATV, or by air in helicopters or recreational planes.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Wollongong

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Wollongong

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Wollongong is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wollongong City Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Stuart Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • North Wollongong Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Wollongong Botanic Garden (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Fairy Meadow Beach Park (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Mount Keira (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
Beaches

Best beach areas near Wollongong holiday homes

The Wollongong beaches offer fun, relaxation and excitement for a variety of travellers. With holiday rentals in Wollongong, the beaches are right outside your doorstep, such as Lake Illawarra, a coastal lagoon with fishing, sailing and local wildlife, and Wattamolla, a lagoon area with a rustic park, sandy beaches and shaded picnic sites. Garie Beach, a patrolled beach with calm waters for young children, and Stuart Park, a grassy beachfront park with a lagoon, ocean views and a playground, and Port Kembla Beach, a tranquil beach with gentle surf and recreation areas, are also popular for families. Bulli Beach, a sandy beach with a rocky backdrop and surfing waves, is a great option for outdoor adventurers.

How to get there

Transport to and around Wollongong

The nearest airport is in Wollongong, NSW (WOL-Illawarra Regional), located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), which is 37.1 mi (59.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Wollongong Station.

How to get around

Getting to Wollongong holiday rentals

Wollongong is easily accessed by freeways and highways, by plane or by scenic train ride. Once there, many of the destinations are close enough to walk or bike, allowing you to take in the scenery and landmarks along the way. Holiday rentals in the area are found between popular parks, beaches, art galleries and cafes, making it easy to get around without a car or public transport.

Food & drink 

Sample delicacies in Wollongong

The infusion of Asian, European and Australian cuisine and ingredients creates a unique foodie experience in Wollongong. From fresh fish and shellfish to local produce and wines from the region, the menus in Wollongong restaurants reflect the tradition of New South Wales with creative twists from local chefs, giving the area a flavour all its own. Holiday rentals in Wollongong are nearby many of the cafes, eateries and restaurants in the area, giving you limitless possibilities for your dining experience.

Where to stay near Wollongong?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 158 holiday rentals near Wollongong. From 76 Houses to 54 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wollongong for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Wollongong?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Wollongong. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Wollongong South Beach: 416 holiday rentals
  • Kiama Surf Beach: 1,022 holiday rentals
  • Wollongong City Gallery: 414 holiday rentals
  • Wollongong North Beach: 401 holiday rentals
  • Minnamurra Rainforest Centre: 931 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wollongong listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wollongong?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 76 Houses in Wollongong. Our other popular types of Wollongong holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 54 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 4 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wollongong?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26 holiday homes with pool available in Wollongong. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.