Fun things to do in Wollongong, Australia with the kids
With the scenic drive along the Grand Pacific passing through both the Royal National Park and Sydney, Wollongong makes the perfect destination for a family vacation.
Listed below are some of the best places to visit in Wollongong Australia with the kids.
Wollongong City Beach
Located only a short walk from the center of Wollongong, is the city beach. Popular with locals and tourists, this beautiful beach has gorgeous golden sands and plenty of amenities and outdoor activities. Stretching over 3 kilometers in length, this beach has warm and welcoming sands. The little ones can enjoy the superb swimming and surfing facilities.
For the little ones, there is an outdoor play park and plenty of picnic areas and biking paths, and fabulous views of the rocky headland.
This family fun place offers interactive exhibits and a planetarium for families to check out the live experiments and demonstrations. The science space contains over 90 interesting and varied exhibits for you and the family to engage in.
Kiama Blowhole has been attracting families to the area for well over a century. Just a half an hour drive from the south of the city, this rather large and impressive natural phenomenon resides on a wind-swept point near the small town of Kiama.
Over 260 million years old, this blowhole is surrounded by dramatic rock formations and is often battered by the ferocious nearby seas. Water is channeled through a very narrow chasm and sprays out up to 25 meters into the air. This makes a spectacular sight for the little ones.
Mount Keira Lookout
Mount Keira boasts the most beautiful natural scenery. A 15-minute drive will take you to the top of the mount where you can see the most stunning views of the pacific coast, surrounding city, and the rest of the Illawarra escarpment.
Botanical Garden, Wollongong
This peaceful and picturesque place to the perfect place to take the family for a day of relaxation. Wollongong Botanic Gardens can be found at the very bottom of Mount Keira.
This botanical garden is home to many wonderful plants and natural habitats. Opening first in 1970 and is now home to over thousands of different species of plants, succulents, innumerable azaleas and pretty flowers. Walk through the impressive gardens and seek the rainforest area or walk around the garden's very own lake.
Take the little ones for a walk over the Japanese bridge and have lunch at the tea house