Best trails in Wollongong, New South Wales

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Looking for a great trail near Wollongong, New South Wales? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Royal National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Gibraltar Reserve or Puckeys Estate Reserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Wollongong ranging from 1.4 to 16.6 miles and from 16 to 1,535 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Wollongong, New South Wales
Top trails (14)
#1 - Mt Kembla Ring Trail
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
#2 - Mount Kembla Summit Track
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#3 - Bass Point Coastal Walk and Fisherman's Walk
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
#4 - Coastal Walk: Wollongong to Bundeena
Royal National Park
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Length: 27.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
This an extension of the Royal National Park Coast track, after this section, continues along the coastline under the escarpment stand on to Wollongong. Lots of variety of terrain, views, challenges and places to stop along the way. For the route just in the Royal National Park, click here: www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/new-south-wales/royal-national-park-coast-track-south-to-north Both ends are accessible by public transport, in the south, it starts near Austinmer train station and by ferry to the end of the trail at Bundeena. Show more
#5 - Robertson’s Lookout and Mount Keira Ring Track
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Note: Users have reported that a section of this trail is closed due to some unstable rock cliff edges at the top of Mt Keira. Trail has been updated as of June 2020.Show more
#6 - Warilla Beach to Shellharbour Ocean Pools
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
#7 - Austinmer to Sublime Point Lookout
Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Note: As of August 11, 2020, users have reported that the last section of the trail (the downhill) is currently CLOSED. Please consult the park's website before visiting. The Dharawal and Tharawal peoples are the traditional owners of the Illawarra region, with the Sublime Point lookout providing an opportunity to reflect on the landscape from such an expansive vantage point. This well-used track is moderately difficult due to the steep and quite direct ascent of the escarpment to the cliff line. It includes some slippery, partly eroded steeply inclined sections, stepped sections under the upper cliffs (hundreds of steps) and several steel ladder sections toward the top of the cliff. The rewards are great with many coastal views glimpsed through the forest along the way and panoramic views from up top, there are even cafes up the top too but can get quite busy. There is an extra 5km to walk along the escarpment edge, past Panorama House to Cliffhanger Cafe for a coffee before returning back to Sublime Point and making your descent.Show more
#8 - Federation and Killalea Lagoon Walk
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
#9 - Jack's Nebo to Mount Keira
Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
This hike takes in three local mountains and the scenic Robertson lookout. Lots of amazing views and varied terrain to enjoy. The track from Mt Brisbane to Robertson's lookout is a bit unclear at places and may require some off-trail walking to get back on track. Please note that after any significant rain the inclines around Mt Brisbane can get quite slippery and hard to get up.Show more
#10 - Ken Ausburn Track
Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Climbs from University of Wollongong to Mt Keira Ring TrackShow more
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