Wollongong Car Hire

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Reasons to book your next hire car with us:

Wollongong is one of Australia’s foremost attractions outside of the big cities. And it’s not hard to see why; it boasts sublime surfing beaches, lush forests and rugged cliffs, cultural places of interest, a pristine lagoon, and fantastic opportunities for road tripping along the coastline. Fondly known as ‘The Gong,’ this is a must-visit destination while Down Under.

Book your Wollongong car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel for an epic trip. Prices for Wollongong car hire start from just $16 AUD per day for a subcompact car like a Hyundai Accent. You can also find spacious SUVs such as a Toyota Highlander for about $51 AUD per day.

Guide to Wollongong


Situated within the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Wollongong straddles the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra escarpment and the Pacific Ocean.

Climate in Wollongong

Wollongong has an oceanic climate, characterised by evenly distributed rainfall year-round and roughly 107 perfectly clear days.


Prior to the arrival of the European settlers, Wollongong was inhabited by the Dharawal Aboriginal peoples.

Things to do in Wollongong

Go on a grand road trip!

Wollongong’s location along the 140-kilometre coastal route makes it the perfect starting point for embarking on the iconic Grand Pacific Drive. It’ll take you through extraordinary national parks, sea cliffs, charming coastal villages, powder-white sand beaches, and indescribably beautiful sunset views across the ocean.

Appreciate the city's multiculturalism

Wollongong is home to the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere, Nan Tien. Resembling a traditional Chinese palace, Nan Tien boasts Tibetan-style interiors, in addition to a museum and a restaurant. On the outside, you can stroll through a relaxing Japanese-style garden or partake in a free Tai Chi or meditation practice.

Eating out in Wollongong

Balinese Spice Magic brings the intoxicatingly tasty cuisine of Indonesia to you. The dishes are delicately flavoured with spices and prepared using traditional techniques to expertly highlight the aromatics. Try the mie goreng with sliced omelet. For a quintessential Australian ‘brekkie,’ head to Diggies and order their ricotta hotcakes with fresh strawberries and maple syrup and pair that with your favourite caffeinated drink to attain a buzz that will last you the whole day. His Boy Elroy is one of Wollongong’s hottest eateries. Housed in a retro and gritty NYC-style loft, everything from their hotcakes to burgers, burritos and cocktails are drool- and Insta-worthy!

Wollongong Transport


The closest airport to Wollongong is Shellharbour Airport (WOL), about 18 kilometres south of the city centre.

Getting around Wollongong

Public transportation in Wollongong is provided by the Illawarra Railway Line (train), Premier Illawarra (coach) and Dion’s Bus Service (bus). But the best way to experience all that Wollongong has to offer is by road.

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FAQs about car hire in Wollongong

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Wollongong

The average cost per day of hiring a car in Wollongong is just $34 AUD.
Prices for Wollongong car hire start from just $17 AUD when booking in advance with Enjoy Travel.
To hire a car in Wollongong you must be at least 21 years old.
Additional drivers can be added to your Wollongong car hire agreement upon request.
The distance between Sydney and Wollongong is 69 km (42 miles)
Explore Wollongong with a large and comfortable SUV like a Toyota Highlander or similar.

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