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Australia Day Wollongong Aquathon

Fri, 26 Jan 2018

Australia’s favourite Australia Day aquathon, swim and run is held in the picturesque Wollongong Harbour and you’re invited to celebrate Australia Day in and out of the water.

With four swim and run distances across kids, ladies, first timers, short and long there is a perfect distance for any level.

Go solo and take the swim and run on your own, or buddy up tag team with one swimmer and one that runs.

Safe, fun and spectacular day that attracts some of the world’s elite triathletes with more so the everyday participant out for a unique and fun Oz Day experience.

Swim courses

Kids aqua fun

Perfect for the kids, the 140m swim (6-9 years) or 200m swim (10-12 years) is held in the safe confines of the Wollongong Harbour, with lifesavers galore and parents can even accompany their child (if you can swim of course). The run for both ages is 2km out and back along the coastal walk… with everyone cheering on the kids will feel like superstars!

Try aqua

Just want to give aquathon a little taste to see what it’s like, or if you’ve got what it takes? This 200m swim and 1km run will get you pumped and you’ll wonder why you didn’t go longer! Don’t worry, there’s always next year.

Short aqua

Splash in and splash out of this 400m swim in Wollongong Harbour and 3km run over a flat scenic coastal walk heading north along the Blue Mile Walk way.

Long aqua

The showcase aquathon of the day, this event attracts some of the country’s greatest multisport athletes going around and you can line up next to them for the 900m swim and 7km run.

While you’re there

Wollongong Harbour’s Breakwater lighthouse has been inactive since 1974 (a decorative light is displayed on special occasions), but it’s still up there with the most visited places in the ‘gong for tourists.

For a post swim feed, stay around the harbour and try one of Diggies or the North Kiosk. For a taste of the sea, try Bombora Seafood or the Harbourfront Restaurant.

Travel and parking

There’s plenty of parking in the streets, but there also plenty of people looking for them. Try Flagstaff Hill, or circle the blocks for free parking.


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Event Date

Fri, 26 Jan 2018
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Type of event
Course types
Swim lengths
2.1km, 2.2km, 3.4km & 7.9km


Wollongong Basin
Wollongong NSW
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 Australia

Weather forecast

Jan 26

Clear throughout the day.
12am 23°C 2 m/s
1am 22°C 3 m/s
2am 23°C 2 m/s
3am 22°C 1 m/s
4am 22°C 1 m/s
5am 23°C 1 m/s
6am 22°C 1 m/s
7am 23°C 1 m/s
8am 24°C 2 m/s
9am 25°C 2 m/s
10am 25°C 3 m/s
11am 28°C 3 m/s
12pm 28°C 3 m/s
1pm 27°C 3 m/s
2pm 30°C 2 m/s
3pm 29°C 5 m/s
4pm 27°C 4 m/s
5pm 30°C 3 m/s
6pm 26°C 4 m/s
7pm 24°C 5 m/s
8pm 24°C 4 m/s
9pm 24°C 3 m/s
10pm 24°C 3 m/s
11pm 23°C 3 m/s


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