Top 5 Family Activities in Wollongong

Wollongong, known to locals as The Gong, is a coastal city in Australia just south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive. Boasting spectacular beach views, thrilling outdoor activities and vibrant eateries, this is the place to take the family with plenty to do. Stay with us at Mantra Wollongong, located in the heart of Wollongong. We’re counting down our Top 5 Family Activities in Wollongong for the whole family to enjoy!

  1. Jamberoo Action Park

Just 20 minutes south of Wollongong you can slide into all the water park action you need! Boasting a trilogy of tube rides, all with an element of darkness, anticipation, thrills and excitement. For little ones there is plenty of action too with Banjo’s Billabong- the largest aqua play structure built in the southern hemisphere.

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  1. Grand Pacific Drive

Grand Pacific Drive is the ideal daytrip where it be from Sydney, Canberra or a neighbouring area. With so much to do and beautiful scenery to see along the drive, it makes the perfect day out. On the road back to Wollongong, take a rest stop at Bald Hill, a well renown spot for Hang Gliders from all around the world. You’ll be hard pressed to find a child who isn’t memorised by it and the spectacular beach views!

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  1. Inflatable World 

The biggest indoor inflatable playground in Australia, every kid on the planet is going to love Inflatable World Wollongong. It’s all about having fun for the whole family as adults are encouraged to join in! Sessions are for two hours per single entry fee and you can play on the inflatable activities as many times as you like per session.

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  1. Wollongong Botanic Gardens

If you’re a fan of the great outdoors and beautiful spaces, then a visit to the Wollongong Botanic Gardens is the place for you. With a maze for 2-12 years old, a duck feeding pond, playground and viewing platform there is plenty to do for the whole family. Plus, free entry makes it an accessible day out for any family!

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  1. Beaches

The cheapest family day out and most ideal in the Gong is to explore the beaches! With 17 patrolled beaches, you can spend a day out in the sun knowing your kids are safe. With many terrific rock pools to paddle in for the little ones, you can’t visit Wollongong without having a swim in one of the many beautiful beaches.

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Where to stay? With a range of accommodation options, stay with us at Mantra Wollongong, located centrally in the heart of Wollongong. Book Now! 

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