Wollongong and Surrounding Walks

Get the kids out and about!

Wollongong and surrounds offer plenty of walks to choose from. Whether you want a leisurely stroll along the beach, a meander through the botanic gardens, a scramble across fabulous escarpment or adventures through old abandoned tunnels, the Wollongong and surrounding area has it all.

Please leave us a comment if you have been on any of these walks so other families can learn more about them, and if you have any suggestions of walks in the area, please let us know.
Happy Walking!

Wollongong Botanic Gardens Walk

Wollongong Botanic Gardens Walk Where: Wollongong / Mount Keira The Wollongong Botanic Gardens are plain and simply an absolute delight. The gardens were established over 40 years ago and the diversity on offer is fantastic. Throughout the gardens you will find many...

Bellambi Lagoon

Bellambi Lagoon Where: Bellambi Bellambi Lagoon offers an easy 7 km circuit that will take about two and a half hours to complete and takes you between Towradgi and Bellambi creeks. When completed during low tide the kids will love to potter around the rock platforms...

Coalcliff to Scarborough Walk

Coalcliff to Scarborough Walk Where: Coalcliff The Coalcliff to Scarborough walk makes for a great day out with the kids where you can add to the excitement and novelty of the day by adding in a train ride. It’s an easy walk of about 5.5 km one way and will take about...

Escarpments Lookout

Escarpments Lookouts Where: Sublime Point The Escarpments Lookout is definitely worth stopping for. Instead of speeding past and trying to crane your neck out of the car to look at the views as you come down the Southern Freeway, take the opportunity to get out of...

Princess Marina Cliff Walk

Princess Marina Cliff Walk Where: Stanwell Tops Princess Marina Cliff Walk (named in honour of the visiting Duchess of Kent) is a short walk of a 2.5 km circuit that will take approximately one hour to complete. You may have heard of the walk as Kelly’s Falls, which...

Maddens Falls

Maddens Falls Walk Where: Dharawal State Conservation Area, Helensburgh Maddens Falls walk offers a great insight into an area that is mostly off limits due to military activity, mining and water catchment. The walk is only 1.5 km return so terrific if you’re just...

Cawleys Road Trail

Cawleys Road Trail Where: Garawarra State Conservation Area Cawleys Road Trail is a bushwalking trail that you could also ride your bike along! This is a 2.4 kilometre long, wide track that is surfaced with bitumen and gravel in parts (so make sure the kids are...

Cascades Walk Illawarra

Cascades Walk Where: Macquarie Pass National Park Cascades Walk in Macquarie Pass National Park is simply beautiful. If you’re looking for a naturally stunning swimming hole complete with a waterfall in the warmer months, look no further than this walk! A short, flat...

Forest Path Walk Illawarra

Forest Path Walk Where: Royal National Park Here at South Coast Kids we think the Forest Path Walk in the Royal National Park is a perfect walk for families as it is along a dirt road and travels through scenic rainforests that the kids will love. There are also...

Can you recommend a walk?

If you have a suggestion of a walk we don’t yet have listed on the site, we would love to know about it. It takes quite a while to build up a list like this so your help would be really appreciated.  Just let us know a short description about the walk, what is great about it and where it is. If you like you can submit some photos to info@southcoastkids.com.au
We can’t wait to hear from you!

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