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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Wollongong?

You should plan to spend around $122 (AU$186) per day on your vacation in Wollongong. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $31 (AU$47) on meals
  • $39 (AU$60) on local transportation
  • $131 (AU$199) on hotels

A one week trip to Wollongong for two people costs, on average, $1,714 (AU$2,603). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Wollongong cost?

A one week trip to Wollongong usually costs around $857 (AU$1,302) for one person and $1,714 (AU$2,603) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Wollongong on average costs around $1,714 (AU$2,603) for one person and $3,428 (AU$5,207) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Wollongong will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Wollongong on average costs around $3,673 (AU$5,579) for one person and $7,345 (AU$11,158) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Wollongong has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Wollongong expensive to visit?

Prices in Wollongong are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Wollongong is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Wollongong Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Wollongong?

The average Wollongong trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Wollongong travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AU$199 ($131)
Local Transportation 1 AU$60 ($39)
Food 2 AU$47 ($31)
Entertainment 1 AU$34 ($23)
Alcohol 2 AU$14 - 41 ($9 - 27)
Accommodation Budget in Wollongong
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Wollongong is $66 (AU$100). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Wollongong is $131 (AU$199). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Wollongong

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Wollongong based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $111. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Wollongong
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Wollongong is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $39 (AU$60) per person, per day, on local transportation in Wollongong.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Wollongong
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Rental Cars in Wollongong
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Food Budget in Wollongong
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Wollongong can vary, the average cost of food in Wollongong is $31 (AU$47) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Wollongong should cost around $12 (AU$19) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Wollongong is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Wollongong?

Typical prices for Food in Wollongong are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Wollongong, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Lunch

Entertainment Budget in Wollongong
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Wollongong typically cost an average of $23 (AU$34) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Wollongong
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  • The average person spends about $18 (AU$27) on alcoholic beverages in Wollongong per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Wollongong On a Budget
Wollongong Wollongong
Wollongong is south of Sydney in New South Wales. It is also the third largest city in the state. Wollongong has a unique geography in that it is only six kilometers wide at its widest point and is forty kilometers long. It is squeezed in between the mountains and the ocean and in the process of growth, has swallowed several coastal towns between Dapto and Port Kembla. Wollongong is home to the University of Wollongong and has a diverse population that includes people of Serbian, Croatian, Italian, and Turkish descent among other nationalities. The influence of these cultures is obvious in the city's restaurant and entertainment options. Throughout the city you'll find some wonderful beaches with few crowds and some decent surfing opportunities.

Wollongong has an oceanic climate with highs reaching 17 degrees Celsius in the winter and 26 degrees Celsius in the summer. The temperature is kept cool by ocean breezes. Rain falls evenly throughout the year and sudden, short storms can occur during almost any month. Thunderstorms may occur during the summer months and bring lightening and heavy rain.
In all, Wollongong has about 17 different beaches you can enjoy, particularly in the summer months when the weather is the warmest. North Beach is probably the most popular beach, but City (South) Beach has nice sand and is closer to the city center. Austinmer is a quiet cove with a small beach. You'll also find restaurants and cafes nearby. Towradgi is one of the less crowded beaches, so if you're looking for peace and quiet, head here. On the south side of the city you can choose from Port Kembla and Windang, among others.

There are great views of the city from Bulli Pass, Mount Keira Lookout, and Mount Kembla Lookout. Other sights around town include the BHP Australian Historical Flying Museum, the Science Centre and Planetarium, the Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong Botanical Gardens, and Minnamurra Rainforest.
Wollongong's inner city includes the suburbs of Wollongong and North Wollongong. It runs from Para Creek to the north to Green house Park in the south and Wollongong Hospital to the west. The central business district has a variety of shopping and entertainment venues. Flagstaff Point is to the east of the city. There is a historic colonial fort and Wollongong Breakwaster Lighthouse at the harbour. There are several beaches in central Wollongong as well, including North Beach, Puckeys Estate Reserve and Wollongong City Beach.

There are many outdoor activities that you can enjoy while you're in Wollongong. Mountain biking is popular in the area as is scuba diving. For the adventurous, you can try your hand at sky diving. There are water sports available as well.

If you're interested in shopping, there are several good malls in the area. You can find everything from budget stores to designer boutique shops. The largest malls in town include Crown St Mall, Westfield Shopping Mall, and Wollongong Central. Crown St Mall is a pedestrian mall with several large department stores and smallboutique style shops. There are also dining options available. Wollongong Central is the area's largest shopping mall with over 220 retailers. There are also many restaurants in the mall.
Food and Dining
Wollongong has an excellent dining scene. Many of the restaurants are found on Keira Street and Corrimal Street, but there are options available in most neighborhoods. Budget options include Thai, Cambodian, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, and vegetarian restaurants. Cafes and diners are also around with good food at reasonable prices. If you're looking for a high end dining experience then try either Lorenzo's Diner, which serves Italian cuisine, or Caveau, which serves French dishes. Reservations are recommended at both.

If you don't have access to a car, then the northern suburbs along the coast are accessible by train. Trains run hourly and, depending on the station, it is possible to walk to Wollongong's central business district and nearby beaches without taking a taxi. Buses run along a free city loop that goes through the University and city center along Cliff Road and the Princes Highway. Buses run every ten minutes during peak times and every twenty minutes during other times. Public buses are also available in many parts of town for a fee. If you're hoping to see more of Wollongong or any of the surrounding areas you really do need to have access to a car as regional public transportation is extremely limited. If you want to explore the area, there are some good bicycling routes. Some of the routes will give you some great coastal views and a wonderful tour of the area and its scenery.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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