The Best Walks in Woolongong & The Illawarra

Visiting the national parks in and around Illawarra not only highlights the raw beauty of the region, but also offers a quick respite from the daily urban routine. The Minnamurra Falls Walk in Budderoo National Park is a 2-hour adventure winding its way through fecund rainforest replete with Swamp Wallabies, Water Dragons and a diversity of bird species. This Illawarra walk, and others in the park afford the chance to check out some spectacular waterfalls. Alternatively, located between the Illawarra escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, there are an array of Woolongong walking options which pass through coastal cliffs, pristine beaches, and lush bushland. Bushwalks in Illawarra generally attract fewer crowds than other nearby regions, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers to spot wildlife or for anyone seeking a day of solitude.

Acknowledgement of Country

Wherever and whenever we walk, we acknowledge and pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the land.