Wollongong Harbor

Wollongong which includes a sandy beach, boating and a city

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.

Top Hotels Close to Wollongong Harbor

Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
4.5 out of 5
19 Market Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $120 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Wollongong. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,595 reviews)
"It was a great hotel & location but did not receive a free bottle of wine or upgrade as promised."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong
4 out of 5
60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $124 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Wollongong. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
3.9/5 Good! (959 reviews)
"Restaurant was too busy for dinner,, had to wait, same as breakfast,, did not wait."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Sage Hotel Wollongong
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
4.5 out of 5
2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $134 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Wollongong. Enjoy a beach locale, 4 bars/lounges, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (974 reviews)
"Great experience overall. A little disappointed with the pool, no floaters equipment for children."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
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Downtown Motel
Downtown Motel
2.5 out of 5
76 Crown Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $77 per night from May 23 to May 24
Downtown Motel
Sage Hotel Wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong
4 out of 5
60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $124 per night from May 22 to May 23
Sage Hotel Wollongong
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
4.5 out of 5
2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $134 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
4.5 out of 5
19 Market Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $120 per night from May 29 to May 30
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Boat Harbour Motel
Boat Harbour Motel
3 out of 5
Cnr Campbell and Wilson St, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $103 per night from May 22 to May 23
Boat Harbour Motel
Harp Hotel
Harp Hotel
2.5 out of 5
124 Corrimal Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $82 per night from May 23 to May 24
Harp Hotel
The Belmore Apartments Hotel
The Belmore Apartments Hotel
4 out of 5
39 Smith Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $114 per night from May 26 to May 27
The Belmore Apartments Hotel
Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club
Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club
4 out of 5
cnr of Banks & Corrimal St, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $118 per night from May 22 to May 23
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Beach Park Motel
Beach Park Motel
3 out of 5
10 Pleasant Ave, North Wollongong, NSW, 2500
The price is $103 per night from May 23 to May 24
Beach Park Motel
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