About the Area

When it comes to location, look no further than Mantra Wollongong. Located just 5 minutes' drive from the beach, you'll be well placed to enjoy the best that 'The Gong' has to offer. If you're looking for a little exercise or to get some fresh air, it's only 30 minutes' walk to the beach from the hotel.

There are lots of action-packed activities to enjoy including surfing and swimming to sailing, sky diving, hang gliding from Bald Hill, paragliding, cycling and abseiling – there's plenty to do in Wollongong for those who like a little adventure.

If you're looking for more of a laid back holiday, visit the Illawarra Brewing Company and sample the custom brews and sample a cheese plater, or you can choose to stay for lunch and experience the local cuisine. Jamberoo Action Park provides entertainment for the whole family, with a wave pool, speed slides, and mini-golf.

Nature enthusiasts will love the walk around the Illawarra Escarpment, which offers breathtaking views over the hinterland, or stroll along Wollongong's Blue Mile which boarders the foreshore where you can stop at a café to enjoy a coffee or have breakfast along the way. The Royal National Park provides another set of walking tracks, and presents views over the ocean and surrounding hinterland.

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Things to do in Wollongong:

  • Jamberoo Recreation Park
  • Nan Tien Buddhist Temple
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Surfing, hang gliding and paragliding
  • WIN Entertainment Centre and Stadium
  • Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk
  • Carrington Falls, Belmore Falls, Fitzroy Falls
  • Southern Highlands
  • The Kiama Blowhole