“Where are the best locations to take photos?”

Below you will find a fairly comprehensive list of the best Wollongong photography locations. This list is by no means complete, but these are the popular spots that customers ask for time and time again. Some locations are relatively close and others require a bit more driving time and they are all breathtaking!.

Cole Studios knows all the locations for the best photos. Just another reason to choose a local photographer.


Wollongong Botanic Gardens is a very scenic place for photography. There are lots of great backgrounds and they change with the seasons. At the gardens there is an old fig tree that we love to photograph under, as well as the Rose Gardens and the old red Japanese bridge. It is a very convenient and very picturesque location. There is lots of street parking and limited onsite parking with easy access right into the garden. Disabled and wheelchair access is available and there are also public toilets. It’s a fantastic location to shoot photos, and close to the centre of Wollongong.


This is our exclusive secret location. We don’t give out the address to anyone but our own customers. If you have booked Cole Studios we will take you here. If you are after a rustic vintage feel for your photos then please consider George’s Vintage Village. George has invested a lot of time (and money) making a fantastic wedding location for photos. Before each booking George (pictured) sets up all the props for the location. Bookings for this venue are required and guarantee’s you exclusive access to the venue (you wont have to compete with any other parties for up to an hour and a half). Bookings are essential. This is a Cole Studios recommended photography location.


The Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens are located at the top of Mount Ousley just up Cabbage Tree lane from Fairy Meadow. There is a large pond with a little jetty pushing out over it. This is also a great place for a ceremony. There are lots of scenic places to shoot photography and the gardens are fairly close to Wollongong. This location has disabled and wheelchair access and public toilets. Plenty of onsite parking. More images coming soon (when the park is open!).


Sandon point is at Bulli, right next to the beach. It’s a scenic location for the ceremony and formal photos. There are views right out to the escarpment and the other direction right out to sea. There are public toilets onsite. There is disabled and wheelchair access with plenty of onsite parking.


Glennifer Brae is one of the oldest Manor’s in Wollongong and is open to the public. The old sandstone building makes for great backdrops and the surrounding gardens are very photogenic. There is plenty of parking onsite and toilets at this location too. If you are after something a little different that is still a relatively well kept secret, then consider Glennifer Brae in Wollongong.


Belmore Basin is the area that contains the smaller lighthouse in Wollongong. There is a small beach and it has a rustic feel. There is lots of parking and easy driving access right to the waters edge. There is disabled and wheelchair access but no Public toilets.
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