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Holidays in Wollongong Harbor
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Wander to the edge of the scenic breakwater or take in the views of Wollongong’s two lighthouses from a waterfront café at this historic destination.

With its rocky breakwater, sandy beaches and fantastic waterfront views, Wollongong Harbour is the perfect spot to experience the city’s signature coastal charm. Look out across the sheltered harbor to see yachts moored in the glassy waters or check out the grassy headlands of Flagstaff Hill. The harbor separates Wollongong’s North Beach and South Beach. Stroll along the sandy harbor shores and admire the historic 19th-century lighthouse set against a backdrop of pristine ocean waters.

On the harbor’s eastern side, you’ll find a small port dotted with yachts. Sign up for a fishing charter or a sightseeing boat trip with the harborside operators. Walk along the edge of the eastern seawall to get a closer look at the Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse. Completed in 1872, this beautifully restored lighthouse has attractive triangular windows and overlooks the mouth of the harbor. Look back toward the city from the lighthouse and take in the views of the waterfront buildings and the tall pine trees that line the foreshore.

Lying within the harbor is a sandy beach with a grassy foreshore. Known as Belmore, this sheltered beach is a great spot to bring children for a swim on a sunny day. Kids will enjoy exploring the rocks on the western edge of the harbor shores. Stroll around the western arm of the breakwater to see a collection of smaller yachts and catamarans. The Wollongong City Continental Pool is nestled in the rocky outcrop on the other side of the breakwater.

If you are feeling hungry, take advantage of the selection of cafés and restaurants located along the harbor’s waterfront Order a drink at the café situated on the edge of the port or pack a picnic to enjoy on Belmore’s grassy foreshore.

Wollongong Harbour is located on the city’s northeastern seashore. It is a 30-minute walk or a 10-minute drive from the city center. There are several bus stops along the esplanade. Parking is available at the port and at Flagstaff Hill Park. Wollongong Harbour is free to visit at any time of day.

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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
4.5 out of 5
2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$202 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.

Nestled on the beach, this North Wollongong hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Stuart Park and Wollongong City Beach. Wollongong Hospital and University of ...

4.2/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Everything Good and nice location and nice view..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2021

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Sage Hotel Wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong
4 out of 5
60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$189 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Situated in Wollongong, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of WIN Stadium and Wollongong City Beach. Wollongong Hospital and University of Wollongong ...

3.9/5Good! (987 reviews)

"Ok but no VIP services Nice area,quiet and peaceful"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan. 2021

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Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
4.5 out of 5
19 Market Street, Wollongong, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$242 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.

Located in the heart of Wollongong, this luxury aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of WIN Stadium, Wollongong Hospital and Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,566 reviews)

"Overall it was pretty good. The rooms were nice and pleasant."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2021

Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
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Reviews of Wollongong Harbor

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17 Feb. 2019

Call in at cafe on the beach, some seating inside and shaded tables & chairs on promenade. Coffees excellent and snacks as well as fresh fruit salad to go. Highly recommended! Have stopped there many times.

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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
4.5 out of 5
2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$202 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Sage Hotel Wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong
4 out of 5
60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$189 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
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Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
4.5 out of 5
19 Market Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$242 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Boat Harbour Motel
Boat Harbour Motel
3 out of 5
Cnr Campbell and Wilson St, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$160 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
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Beach Park Motel
Beach Park Motel
3 out of 5
10 Pleasant Ave, North Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$127 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
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Harp Hotel
Harp Hotel
2.5 out of 5
124 Corrimal Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$81 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
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The Belmore All-Suite Hotel
The Belmore All-Suite Hotel
3.5 out of 5
39 Smith Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$151 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
The Belmore All-Suite Hotel
Wollongong Serviced Apartments
Wollongong Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
54 Kembla Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$150 per night from 9 Feb. to 10 Feb.
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City Beach Motel
City Beach Motel
3 out of 5
22 Crown Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$129 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
City Beach Motel
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