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From luxury apartments overlooking the famous Wollongong to family homes in Thirroul's countryside – we've got you covered. Keep reading to uncover which booking site is best suited to you and the deals currently on offer.
If it's secluded bliss and surrounding views of the rainforest that you're after – you've found it. The Hideaway is tucked away from the busyness of the city, offering a quiet retreat for relaxation.
Towering above the buildings below and just a short walk from the beach, this CBD apartment provides the perfect escape if you want to feel like you're amongst the clouds.
Pack up your beach towels and umbrellas because it doesn't get closer to the shoreline than this. Spend your days frolicking by the water followed by dinners overlooking the ocean.
Luxury is made effortless in Kiama Heights. Enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline from the comfort of your couch or take in the sights from your uninterrupted balcony.
Save a few extra dollars by heading north or inland to areas such as Mount Ousley, Coledale and Balgownie. In a lot of cases, you can still find a stay for under $100 a night closer to the water – keep in mind, an average night in Wollongong is around $220 (according to Airbnb). Your cheaper stays are likely to be a short drive from the beaches and are unlikely to have big outdoor areas.
Looking for luxury? Keep it to areas such as Wollongong Beach, North Wollongong and Austinmer. A good rule of thumb is that the high-end stays are usually closer to the water. The following accommodation options either have the ocean on your doorstep or are encased by the beautiful forests. Privacy, large outdoor spaces, fresh designs and incredible views are just some of the features that will come with your luxury stay.
Your pet-friendly stays are typically a little further up the coast, in areas such as North Wollongong, Thirroul and Austinmer. Wollongong's city centre is mostly apartments, so it's unlikely to find a spot that has an adequate backyard. The suburbs mentioned above are still quite close to the coast, so you won't miss out on those ocean views. A few pet-friendly attractions include Wiseman Park Reserve, Peace Grove and JJ Kelly Park.
Yes, restrictions now allow stays across New South Wales.
We recommend packing the following:
If you're looking at a holiday home on the south coast, we suggest looking for a place with the following features:
You can take the train or drive to Wollongong. If you're taking the former, board the Wollongong train line at Central or Redfern, which is an all-stops to the city centre and North Wollongong. Catch a taxi to your stay.
Driving will make your trip easier and save you time when it comes to getting around the sights across the Illawarra coast.
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