Just south of the city, Nan Tien is the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere. The custodians encourage visitors to contemplate the 10,000 Buddhas and participate in meditations and cultural activities.…
Quizzical kids of all ages can indulge their senses here. It’s operated by the University of Wollongong and covers everything from dinosaurs to electronics. Planetarium shows ($4) run throughout the day.
Meet and greet a Tassie Tiger at Symbio Wildlife Gardens.
Modern Australian, Indigenous and Asian art, and diverse temporary exhibits.
Wollongong’s fishing fleet is based at the harbour's southern end. The basin was cut from solid rock in 1868. There’s a fishing cooperative and an old lighthouse (built in 1872) on the point. Nearby, on the headland…
Newer lighthouse on the headland.
Beach breaks suitable for all visitors and distance from the city centre. For more challenging waves head to the Acids Reef break.
Habitats include tropical, temperate and woodland. A top spot for a picnic lunch.