We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St Francis Xavier's Cathedral

36 Harbour St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
Save
Review Highlights
If you’re looking to attend mass then, sure... otherwise

A nice local church. It is the Catherderal for the archdiocese but it is essentially a local... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2018
FilBee
,
Canberra, Australia
Lovely Windows

This Cathedral has lovely stain glass windows and large status. It is not overly old and has a... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
Whatdathink
,
Sydney, Australia
Read all 8 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Oct 3, 2017
“Lovely Windows”
May 1, 2017
“Kinda Disappointingly Small”
LOCATION
36 Harbour St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
Write a ReviewReviews (8)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter
Reviewed January 13, 2018

A nice local church. It is the Catherderal for the archdiocese but it is essentially a local church, not heavy on the ornamentation it has some ‘nice’ stained glass windows and other decorative features but it is really a place of worship rather than a...More

1  Thank FilBee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This Cathedral has lovely stain glass windows and large status. It is not overly old and has a very high ceiling. It is worth popping in or staying for a mass service.

1  Thank Whatdathink
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I missed mass time. However the quiet and serene time for prayer and contemplation was almost at good. Lovely stained glass and statues. They have a live size replica of the Cross. Which opened me up to enormity of his suffering.

Thank Gabridri
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I was expecting a HUGH building, considering it is a cathedral, so I am actually disappointed that it is so small. Not a very obvious building too. Feels like a small chapel or an ordinary church, and not "cathedral"-like. Not easy to find a carpark...More

1  Thank Emmanuel N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 12, 2017

stop for a while and take in this wonderful church........takes your breath away and well worth the stop parking is a bit ofan issue

Thank carol w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Have been going to & through the Gong for decades , Uni in the 70's etc and never visited the Cathedral before ? While not the biggest by a long shot , it's a charming Church with roots going back to 1832 but I think...More

Thank Skeney57
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2016

I was married in this glorious Cathedral 31 years ago. Beautiful then... Beautiful Now! Located in the heart of Wollongong

Thank Cristina H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 29, 2016

It is always a pleasure to find an open church, and this cathedral is worth a visit. It is an older conventional church which has been enlarged to fit its new cathedral status. The interior is quiet and worshipful, and although there are few large...More

1  Thank Paul S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in Wollongong
City Beach Motel
41 reviews
.12 km away
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
1,284 reviews
.21 km away
Downtown Motel
35 reviews
.28 km away
Quest Wollongong
272 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Samaras Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine
166 reviews
.19 km away
Ghedia's Indian Restaurant
111 reviews
.18 km away
JJ's
123 reviews
.17 km away
Carnation Thai Restaurant
58 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
305 reviews
.80 km away
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
52 reviews
.35 km away
WIN Sports and Entertainment Centres
101 reviews
.03 km away
Eat Street Markets
24 reviews
.43 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St Francis Xavier's Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor